Type of Appointment:Temporary Grant Funded


California State University, Dominguez Hills Foundation 


About the CSUDH Foundation 

The California State University, Dominguez Hills Foundation was incorporated in 1968 as a partner of the University to provide services and develop and enhance programs that are an integral part of the University's educational mission. CSU Dominguez Hills is a highly diverse, metropolitan university primarily serving the South Bay area of Los Angeles County. Established in 1960, CSU Dominguez Hills is one of the 23 campuses that comprise the California State University system. 

 Position Information 

Employment at the Foundation is on an at-will basis and can be terminated by either an employee or the Foundation at any time with or without cause or advanced notice. Permanent status can neither be obtained nor granted. 

This is a Full-time, non-exempt, benefited position employer-sponsored health, dental vision, life insurance, retirement program and vacation pay.  

Hourly Rate of Pay: $25.00 - 29.00 DOE/DOQ 

About CISE  

The mission of the Center for Innovation in STEM Education (CISE) is to bring Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to the forefront of K-16 education through leadership and service. CISE is a regional center focused on enabling transformative and inspiring STEM learning experiences. Our partnerships with schools, districts, community colleges, local and national organizations, philanthropic and industry leaders serve to broaden our impact across institutions and our local and global community.  

About the TTS Advisor Position  

The TTS Advisor provides complex, consistent, and accurate student services support to TTS scholars with limited supervision in a high volume and fast-paced environment. Such services include: providing information and advising to current and prospective TTS scholars through academic planning and successful paths to graduation, helping students find solutions for issues they may face, collaborating with relevant constituents to advocate for student needs, informing and referring students to relevant university services and resources, coordinating student success programs, events, and projects of CISE.  

The TTS Advisor manages a caseload of TTS scholars and assists in the transition, retention of TTS students through counseling and advisement, workshops, classes, referrals, and other forms of interventions. The TTS Advisor has full professional responsibility for assisting students to resolve any problem(s) that affects their ability to be successful in their educational and career pursuits and make appropriate referrals to campus services and other resources. The TTS Advisor reports to and receives work lead direction from the TTS Project Manager. 

Primary Position Responsibilities Student Developmental Counseling/Advising 

  •  Provide comprehensive advisement, individually and in groups, which include academic, personal, financial aid options, or career-related counseling to a caseload of current TTS scholars. Responsible for entering advising notes after each advising session into the Toro Student Collaborative (TSC).  
  • Perform in-depth analysis of student skills, abilities, previous academic performance, and factors contributing to the student's academic progress to assist students in program planning, course advising, major, and career exploration. Complete individualized advising worksheets and maintain detailed and current records on each assigned scholar, including the program of study outline, quarterly academic progress, counseling/advising contacts, referrals, etc.  
  • Use professional judgment to develop solutions to individual student problems, of considerable difficulty, which represent integrative approaches comprising appropriate referrals to campus services and other resources. Adjust approaches and techniques in the face of unpredictable responses and rapidly changing circumstances.  
  • Implement innovative ways of encouraging and supporting the personal developmental needs of a diverse student population.  
  • Support with planning, developing, and conducting retention-related workshops and/or sessions, as required.  
  • Maintain regular contact with scholars on caseload and monitor each student's academic progress.  
  • Support program activities, such as Pre-Semester Bridge Program, Annual Orientation Session, Graduation Celebration, Information Sessions, Annual Advisor Retreat, Undergraduate Monthly Newsletter, etc. 
  •  Participate in regular departmental and partner meetings. 

Liaison and Campus Involvement  

  • Represent the department in appropriate committees.  
  • Initiate and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of individuals and groups, including faculty, staff, student organizations, and off-campus community groups.  
  • Partake in appropriate professional development activities to remain current on relevant issues pertaining to higher education and the recruitment and retention of low-income and high-risk students.  
  • Participate in campus-wide events and programs, which seek to recruit, retain, or encourage the success of low-income and environmentally disadvantaged students. Other Duties as Assigned. 

Successful candidates will have an experience that reflects the following: 

  • Knowledge of GE, major, and graduation requirements. 
  • Knowledge of university policy and procedures regarding all academic concerns.  
  • Ability to interpret and use appropriate PeopleSoft admission, registration, advising, financial aid screens. 
  • Knowledge of policies and procedures governing academic probation, disqualification, academic renewal, and reinstatement.  
  • Knowledge of interviewing and counseling skills and the ability to apply these to the counseling session. 
  • General knowledge of financial aid processes and policies.  
  • Ability to interact and work cooperatively with a diverse student population and staff.  
  • General knowledge of individual counseling techniques. 
  •  Ability to analyze complex situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action. 
  •  Ability to carry out a variety of professionally complex assignments without detailed instructions. 
  •  Proficient in Google Suite, Microsoft Office, Outlook, Zoom, and Teams 


  • A master's degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, or a directly related field may be substituted for one year of experience. A doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or clinical training in counseling or guidance may be substituted for the three years of experience for positions with major responsibility for a professional career or personal counseling. 
  •  Possess outstanding leadership, organizational, planning, time management, and problem-solving skills. Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities.  
  • Skill to use technology tools such as word-processing, databases, and web-based programs that typically underpin and support program efforts and improve the efficiency of systems and processes.  
  • Experience with advising and counseling skills. Skills to provide academic, career, and personal advising in a university setting. Listening skills and ability to respond effectively to concerns and problems, including difficult or unpleasant situations.  
  • Excellent writing skills to compose and edit correspondence, reports, and published materials. 
  •  Knowledge of best practices as they relate to transfer programs, services, and delivery systems.  
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with a diverse population of faculty, students, staff, and the public.  
  • Flexible and adaptable to quick turnaround deadlines with short notice 
  •  Self-motivated to learn new concepts and participate in new projects  
  • Enjoys collaborating and working in a team environment  

 How to Apply 

 In addition to the standard CSUDH Foundation application, please submit a cover letter, a list of three (3) or more professional references, and a resume.  

Application Period 

The review of applications will begin on 10/11/2021, and the position will remain open.   

Equal Employment Opportunity 

The Foundation is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. 

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Foundation Human Resources Office at (310) 243-1070. 


This position requires new hire/re-hire employment verification to be processed through the E-Verify program administered by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship, and Immigration Services in partnership with the Social Security Administration. 

If hired, the successful candidate will be required to furnish proof that they are legally authorized to work in the United States. 

Conditions of Employment 

Employment at the Foundation is on an at-will basis and can be terminated by either an employee or the Foundation at any time with or without cause or advanced notice. Permanent status can neither be obtained nor granted. 

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth as a condition of employment. 

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for any position that the CSUDH Foundation deems sensitive to. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on the potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to the CSUDH Foundation or individuals in the university community. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or the continued employment of current employees. 



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