There are 5 actual steps for the selection process, they are:
The online application and personal references forms are due by 12 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, to the STARS/SOAR department located in Foundation, Suite 160.
A completed application is a packet that includes:
The two Personal Reference forms should be submitted to the STARS/SOAR department, which is located in Foundation, Suite 160. Completed forms can be faxed to (562) 985-1899 or sent as a PDF/JPEG to SOAR@csulb.edu. Please ensure these two forms are received by SOAR no later than by 12 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19, 2014.
A SOAR Advisor is a current CSULB student who is hired to assist new students in their academic and social transition to Cal State Long Beach. SOAR Advisors work closely with newly-admitted students to advise them in class selection and assist them with registering for their first semester of classes. They also orient new students to the university by providing them information about campus policies, resources, as well an introduction to the campus community and an interactive campus tour.
Details can be found on the SOAR Advisor position description web page.
SOAR Advisors participate in intensive and thorough training of approximately 100 hours. New SOAR Advisors are required to attend Pre-Advisor Training sessions that provide a solid foundation which transitions into the summer training program. The SOAR Team participates in an overnight retreat designed to build a sense of community. Some of the topics training covers include department and General Education advising, 49er history and traditions, faculty expectations, public speaking and leadership skills, classroom management, etc.
Students who graduate in May 2014 can work the full summer up to the last day of summer classes. Students who are applying to graduate school can be hired under the condition that they are admitted into a graduate program at CSULB for the following fall semester.
SOAR Advisors are compensated by a predetermined hourly wage. Pay ranges from $9 to $12 per hour, depending on the level of knowledge, the number of years worked, and completed leadership classes. Most new SOAR Advisors start at $9 per hour.
SOAR Advisors work primarily in the summer, but do have responsibilities throughout the academic year. Each semester SOAR Advisors are required to complete a specified number of hours, assisting with STARS programming and/or staff recruitment. Advisors hired to work Summer 2014 will be required to work Winter 2015 SOAR workshops as well.
Should you have further questions about the selection process or about the position, please email Valerie Kelsey at Valerie.Kelsey@csulb.edu or call STARS/SOAR at 562-985-5515.