Working under the guidance of more experienced advising staff, The Academic Advisor I advises College of Engineering students concerning an appropriate academic schedule, choice of major, number of hours that may be taken, probation and academic standing. The Advisor works with faculty, staff and students to disseminate information regarding curriculum requirements, academic policy, and other related issues as they arise and assists with course selections and registration activities.
The Advisor meets regularly with assigned students, individually or in a group, to discuss academic and professional goals and monitor academic progress. The incumbent prepares and presents student orientation sessions and develops, coordinates and implements educational counseling services geared to improving student success and retention. The Advisor helps to coordinate advising with career planning and acts as an advocate and referral source by providing consistent outreach and follow up services.
The Academic Advisor I represents the College at various related internal and external meetings and events and helps to position Temple and advising as highly respected and proactive. The incumbent helps facilitate communication of the Vision, Mission, policies and procedures and academic goals of the College and Temple University while assisting with their development and implementation.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education & Experience:
Master's degree and at least six months advising experience in an academic setting in higher education. Required Skills & Abilities:
*Ability to work with student information systems and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
*Ability to maintain a positive and objective approach when confronted with difficult situations.
*Strong customer service skills, along with the ability to effectively interact with a diverse group of students, faculty, administrators and staff.
*Ability to prioritize well and focus on completion of tasks and objectives.
*Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
*Ability to utilize word processing and database software.
*Demonstrated ability to work with others as part of a team.
*Strong organizational and customer service skills.
*Strong presentation skills and ability to speak in from of small and large groups. Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless
of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law. 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.
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