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SOAR Advisors

What is a SOAR Advisor?

A SOAR Advisor is a current student – either undergraduate or graduate student – who assists new students in their academic and social transition to Long Beach State. SOAR Advisors welcome the newest members of the Beach Family by showing them around campus, introducing our history and traditions, discussing expectations, explaining what it takes to earn a degree, and promoting student success. They also assist new students with course selection and registration for their first semester courses.

SOAR Advisor Information

 

SOAR Advisor Expectations & Responsibilities

Students hired to serve as a SOAR Advisor are required to fulfill the following expectations and responsibilities:

  • Available for full-time employment during Summer 2018 (May 28 to August 10) and Winter 2019 (TBD);
  • Lead campus tours that introduce University history and traditions, campus safety, as well as identify important campus resources and explain essential campus community policies;
  • Introduce the Orientation to Campus Life & Resources (OCLR) component that covers student support services, personal responsibilities & wellness, Title IX Policy, and opportunities for involvement with campus organizations & clubs;
  • Co-lead Academic Advising presentations which introduces University policies, General Education, and department requirements;
  • Conduct individual and group academic advising sessions; assist students with course selection & registration via MyCSULB;
  • Complete Campus Security Authority training;
  • Abide by University regulations, policies, and expectations, enforce residence hall policies during the freshman Overnight Program;
  • Lead Classroom Tours and staff Lifeguard Stations; and
  • Complete other duties as assigned by SOAR professional staff

 

SOAR Advisor Position Duration

SOAR Advisors work a maximum of 40 per week during the summer and winter breaks. Additional paid and volunteer opportunities are available throughout the academic year with various programs and events.


SOAR Advisor Compensation (Pay Range)

To be determined based on qualifying criteria including prior experience, relevant training, and education level.


SOAR Advisor Qualifications & Requirements

All applicants must meet the qualifications & requirements listed below in order to be offered a SOAR Advisor position.

  1. Minimum 2.5 cumulative CSULB GPA
  2. Must be a current Long Beach State undergraduate or graduate student
  3. Must attend a SOAR Advisor Information Session during the current academic year
  4. Must be in good academic and disciplinary standing at Long Beach State
  5. Must be flexible, adaptable, enthusiastic and motivated
  6. Must be able to work with a culturally diverse campus community
  7. Must display effective communication and interpersonal skills
  8. Must have experience with public speaking and working with groups various sizes

Students selected to serve as SOAR Advisors are required to successfully complete all necessary training including SOAR Advisor Pre-Training (April/May), SOAR Advisor Retreat (late May), and SOAR Advisor Training (early June) in order to facilitate SOAR workshops.


New SOAR Advisor Recruitment & FAQs

All interested students must first attend a SOAR Advisor Information Session, which will detail expectations, requirements, and the full application/interview process. Visit SOAR Advisor Information Sessions to register for an upcoming info session.

Interested students can also visit SOAR Advisor Information to learn about the position. Please note that all applicants MUST register and attend a SOAR Advisor Information Sessions in order to proceed with the application process.

SOAR knows students who are interested in this position may have lots of question about becoming a SOAR Advisor. Find the answers to these questions and more in the SOAR Advisor FAQs.