Academic Advisor I
DescriptionWorking under guidance of the Director of the Office of Pre-Professional Health Studies (PPHS), the Advisor 1 provides high-level support, advising and counseling for students who seek admission to Medical programs as well as other types of health profession programs such as Dental, Pharmacy, Physician Assistant, Optometry, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Podiatry and Veterinary Medicine. This position is involved in all aspects of advising and includes reviewing over ePortfolio documents, scheduling Pre-Health Evaluation Committee interviews, and disseminating information regarding requirements and timelines for selected career paths in the health professions. The focus is on academic advising and curriculum planning with students in an individual and in group settings. This position involves the development, coordination and implementation of educational counseling services geared to achieving, maintaining or improving student success to professional school. Performs other duties as assigned. Required Education & Experience:Master’s degree with six months or more of experience. Experience in an academic setting in higher education or related field preferred. Previous experience working with undergraduate students in an advising and coaching capacity on health-related topics is strongly preferred.Required Skills & Abilities:*Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills.*Proven ability to and manage difficult or emotional student situations*Demonstrated computer skills, proficiency with MS Office Suite software programs, and willingness to learn other relevant campus software.*Proven ability to work well and to collaborate effectively with diverse constituents, including students, faculty, admissions officers, and administrative staff.*Demonstrated ability to work with others as part of a team in a high-volume and fast paced environment.*Demonstrated problem solving skills and ability to use independent judgment.*Proven project and time management skills, along with the ability to prioritize tasks. *Demonstrated attention to detail.*Demonstrated comfort with technology and willingness to use technology to deliver information.*Ability to work occasional evenings and/or weekends.Preferred:*Knowledge of HDML and CSS. *Knowledge and experience with web design programs.*Knowledge of Adobe Creative SuiteTemple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardlessof 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.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.
Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Main Campus-Mitten Hall
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular