Academic Advisor I
The Honors Program at Temple University is dedicated to providing high-achieving students with enriching academic opportunities, holistic advising, a dynamic and inclusive community, and strong encouragement and support along the way to commencement-and beyond.
Our staff is dedicated to providing individualized advising on course selection, scholarships, fellowship applications, careers, and graduate schools. We also offer specialized Honors classes, housing in the Honors Living-Learning Community, and leadership opportunities through our multiple Honors student organizations. We are part of the mix that makes Temple University a wonderful place to earn a degree.
The Advisor I will provide specialized advising services for students in the Honors Program and assist with the day-to-day operations of our multi-faceted office. The Advisor I advises talented students in every school and college with multiple options and complex choices.
The Advisor I assists students in making decisions affecting their academic progress by providing administrative counsel and personal guidance relative to interpretation of the University's and School/College's relevant academic policies and pertinent guidelines. Responsibilities include: meeting with students on a one-to-one and group basis to discuss and disseminate information regarding curriculum requirements, academic policy, and other issues as they arise; developing programs that will support students; maintaining academic records; serving as liaison between students and faculty, staff, and administrators for the expeditious resolution of administrative problems; and providing direct advising services during New Student Orientation. The Advisor also assists with recruiting prospective Honors students through participating in open houses, admitted student receptions, day-long student visits and other selected recruitment events. 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. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Required Skills & Abilities:
* Excellent interpersonal, customer service and organizational skills along with the ability to relate to a diverse group of students, faculty, and staff.
* Demonstrate outstanding oral and written communication skills.
* Ability to work with high-achieving and gifted students who have wide-ranging academic needs and interests.
* Strong organizational skills as well as the ability to take initiative, work independently and as part of a team, and complete tasks in a timely manner.
* Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation software.
* Demonstrated understanding with automated student information systems, such as Banner.
* Ability to learn new and emerging technologies.
* Basic knowledge of data management and statistics.
* Demonstrated experience with public speaking in both large and small groups.
* Ability to work occasional weekend and evening hours when necessary.
* Student centered programming experience.
* Knowledge of student development theory.
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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