Academic Advisor I
The Academic Advisor I at the College of Education (COE) advises students concerning an appropriate academic schedule, choice of major, academic standing concerns (i.e. probation, warning), and understanding of curricular requirements, providing effective student-centered advising. As part of a team of advisors, The Advisor prepares and presents group advising sessions that include student orientations, change of program (major) workshops, and other related workshops. The Advisor must understand and be able to accurately communicate all curricular requirements, governing policies and, when appropriate, Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) guidelines. The Advisor's primary responsibilities include meeting regularly with assigned students on an individual or group basis to discuss academic progress and goals, course registration, and related issues. The advisor acts as an advocate and referral source, providing outreach and follow up services. The Advisor accurately and thoroughly documents student contacts and tracks participation in services and programs.
The Advisor works with special populations of students, as assigned. The Advisor will understand certification milestones that must be met for certification degrees under PDE guidelines and must be able to clearly communicate these to students. He/she supports the undergraduate unit's retention initiatives by providing programs and services to students and conducts outreach and advising to at risk populations. The Advisor conducts routine academic audits and maintains accurate and thorough student records. He/she serves on university/college committees as assigned and works with faculty, University administrators, and College of Education staff to disseminate information regarding curricular requirements, academic policy, and other related issues. Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education & Experience:
Master's degree and at least six months of relevant academic advising experience in a higher education academic setting is required.
Required Skills & Abilities:
*Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with a diverse group of students, faculty and staff, communicating clearly.
*Demonstrated attention to detail; ability to be thorough in communication and documentation.
*Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
*Demonstrated time management skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks while maintaining meticulous attention to detail.
*Demonstrated computer skills, and proficiency with various software. Demonstrated ability to work with student information systems.
*Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a dynamic team environment.
*Demonstrated problem solving skills and ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
*Ability to maintain a consistently positive and objective approach to student service.
*Ability to work nights and/or weekends, as necessary.
*Ability to travel to other Temple University campuses and off-site locations, as needed. Preferred:
Experience providing academic advising services to students in a teacher education degree program that leads to PA Teacher Certification Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact. To obtain additional information about Temple University please visit our website at www.temple.edu. Temple University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains statistics, policies, and procedures related to campus safety and can be found at: http://www.temple.edu/safety/asfr/ You may request a copy of the report by calling Temple University's Campus Safety Services at 215-204-7900.