Senior Graduate Program Advisor, Office of Student Advising

Fielding Graduate University

Senior Graduate Program Advisor, Office of Student Advising

  • Institution: Fielding Graduate University
  • Institution Type: Two-Year/Community College (Associates Degree)
  • Location: Santa Barbara, CA US
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Senior Graduate Program Advisor, Office of Student Advising

  • Fielding Graduate University | Santa Barbara, CA US
  • Hourglass IconDeadline: August 21, 2022
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Job TitleSenior Graduate Program Advisor, Office of Student Advising

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Administrator

Salary Range -

Location Santa Barbara, CA US

Deadline August 21, 2022

Contact Information

Contact Name Human Resources

Department -


Phone US +1 (209) 343-1900

Job Description

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Senior Graduate Program Advisor, Office of Student Advising


Reports to: Director of Advising

Position: Regular, Full-Time

Location: Remote
Wage Range: DOE
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt


Join our outstanding employee community! Fielding employees enjoy a friendly and dynamic environment with competitive salaries and excellent benefits which include a 37.5 hour work week, flexible scheduling and workplace, 11 paid holidays, 2 weeks’ paid vacation 1 week paid winter break, medical/dental/vision/life insurances, Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts, generous retirement contributions after one year of service, Childcare Assistance, Tuition Assistance, and professional development opportunities for all positions.


Applications will not be considered complete unless both a resume and cover letter are uploaded. Do not use Easy Apply. To apply for this position




Fielding Graduate University is an innovative global community dedicated to educating scholars, leaders, and practitioners in pursuit of a more just and sustainable world. We do this by providing exemplary interdisciplinary programs within a distributed and relational learning model grounded in student-driven inquiry and leading to enhanced knowledge. We are seeking a Senior Graduate Program Advisor to work remotely on a full-time 37.5-hour per week basis.



The Senior Graduate Program Advisor (S-GPA) provides academic program advising and support to Fielding Graduate University students in the Clinical Psychology doctoral program and Respecialization certificate program. The S-GPA is integral to the success of Clinical students, serving as a guide who facilitates an understanding of administrative and clinical processes and policies, and provides institutional and program orientation and advising services. The S-GPA works closely in partnership with Clinical faculty, academic program administrators, Clinical directors and administrators, and staff to provide integrated academic services. The S-GPA advocates for students’ best interests by serving as a liaison for students among faculty, staff, and those external to the university. The S-GPA is directly involved in the development of institutional policies and procedures pertaining to curriculum design, enrollment, academic progress and retention, specifically as it relates to the Clinical programs and in support of continuing APA accreditation status.



Master’s degree in counseling, educational administration, student services, or related field, or equivalent work experience required. 3 years of experience in counseling, advising, or educational administration. Experience working with Doctoral students preferred. Clinical or educational psychology education and experience are highly preferred.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: (Level of knowledge, measurable skills, and talents)

•   Excellent written and oral communication skills

•   Effective interpersonal skills

•   Ability to maintain confidentiality

•   Collaborative/team orientation

•   Ability to interact with others with tact and diplomacy

•   Strong leadership skills

•   Effective public speaking skills

•   Creative problem-solving ability

•   Analytical and organizational skills

•   Attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy

•   Positive, service-oriented attitude

•   Willingness to work within a flexible system

•   Effective group facilitation skills


SPECIAL SKILLS & TRAINING: (Special requirements unique to this position)

•   Familiarity with clinical training requirements and specialized counseling theoretical orientations.

•   Knowledge of legal issues in higher education, including FERPA and ADA/Section 504 and other relevant federal regulations.

•   Effective interpersonal counseling skills.

•   Knowledge of student retention issues.


Fielding Graduate University is committed to social justice and diversity, and encourages individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.



Improving diversity, equity and inclusion is an active process that requires continuous commitment to promote collaborative learning and change through attracting, retaining, graduating, and honoring a more diverse population of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community friends. Fielding’s commitment to social and ecological justice is part of our explicit commitment to understanding, analyzing, and acting to reduce inequality, oppression, and social stratification, recognizing the linkages between economic, social, racial and ecological justice. The University strives to ensure that the values of DEI are embodied in all academic programs and course content, and also in faculty, staff and student performance and assessment. We challenge our community to think boldly and take specific actions that are realistic and measurable. By working here, you join a diverse and vibrant community that advances Fielding’s world-changing mission in meaningful ways, inspires innovation and collaboration, and builds skills and expertise.


Thank you for considering employment with Fielding Graduate University. Our employees are among our most valued resources, and we are committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce comprised of talented, qualified, and hardworking individuals. We strive to take good care of our employees and their families with excellent benefits, and to provide a stimulating and supportive work environment with opportunities for professional growth and advancement.


Application Instructions

Fielding Graduate University utilizes ADP Workforce Now for online applications. You will be prompted to create a user name and password to initiate the application process. Applications will not be considered complete unless both a resume and cover letter are uploaded. Do not use Easy Apply. Applicants are encouraged to have their employment history, educational information, and professional references on hand while completing the application. The online application process takes approximately 30-60 minutes. Upon completion, applicants will receive a confirmation of receipt via email.


Fielding Graduate University is committed to inclusive excellence and encourages diversity and inclusivity in all its enterprises. As an equal opportunity employer committed to social justice, we value and welcome individuals of all ages, abilities, backgrounds, beliefs, genders, gender identities, gender expressions, marital status, national origins, race and ethnicities, religious affiliations, sexual orientations, veteran status – and other visible and nonvisible differences. We seek employees who are committed to creating a respectful, welcoming, and inclusive environment for all community members.




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