There are several steps to the selection process that include the following:
The online application and personal references forms are due to SOAR located in Foundation, Suite 160 by 12pm on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 .
A completed application is a packet that includes:
The two Personal Reference forms should be submitted to SOAR, 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 12pm on Wednesday, February 25, 2015.
SOAR Advisors participate in intensive and thorough training of approximately 100 hours. New SOAR Advisors are required to attend SOAR Advisor Pre-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 2015 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. Advisors will be paid for the work supporting Classroom Tours and Lifeguard Stations. Additionally, SOAR Advisors are asked to volunteer their time as support staff for a wide range of CSULB programs such as Homecoming and Spring Break Kick-Off. Advisors hired to work Summer 2015 will be required to work Winter 2016 SOAR workshops as well.
Should you have further questions about the selection process or about the position, please contact SOAR by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 562.985.5515.