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Academic Advisor II - CPCA

Temple University
Philadelphia, PA
Closing date
Jul 23, 2021

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The Academic Advisor II in the Center for Performing and Cinematic Arts, working under limited guidance, advises students on appropriate academic schedule and long-term plans, choice of major, academic standing, utilization of appropriate resources, and interpretation and application of major, school/college, and university policies to their circumstances. The Academic Advisor II, alongside other members of the advising team, is responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of extensive student records. Provides direction, guidance and project supervision to other staff members depending on the project or assignment. Collaborates and partners with faculty in CPCA to discuss student concerns and implement changes in curricula and other requirements. Collaborates with other CPCA advising staff to disseminate academic related information to the student population. Leads orientation sessions, workshops and other related advising outreach and programming.
The Academic Advisor II meets with students in individual or group settings, providing access to information and resources necessary for the achievement of academic, career and personal goals. Plays a critical leadership role in developing, implementing, and managing innovative projects designed to enhance student success. Engages in a variety of activities designed to achieve, maintain and improve student success and retention, and provide students with access to the information and resources necessary for the attainment of academic, professional and personal goals.  Performs other duties as assigned.
CPCA is committed to building a diverse, vibrant educational community grounded in appreciation for others, open-mindedness and respect. Read more here:

Required Education and Experience:
Master's degree and one and a half years of experience, including six months advising experience in an academic setting in higher education. Demonstrated experience in program development and implementation.

Required Skills and Abilities:
*Proficiency with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint). 
*Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.
*Strong customer service and diplomacy skills, along with the ability to effectively interact with a diverse population of students, faculty and staff.        
*Ability to accurately complete detail-oriented, time-sensitive tasks in a high-pressure environment.
*Strong writing skills and a high degree of proficiency in the use of correct grammar, spelling, punctuation.
*Effective verbal and written communication skills.
*Ability to work cooperatively with others as part of a team.

*Experience with Banner.
*Experience with customized student database systems.
*Experience working with post-secondary student populations.
*Experience working or studying in the performing and cinematic arts.
*Knowledge of Temple University academic resources, policies and curricula.

 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.

To obtain additional information about Temple University please visit our website at  

Temple University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains statistics, policies, and procedures related to campus safety and can be found at:

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
Job: Staff
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular


One of the nation’s top urban public research universities, Temple University is a dynamic workplace in the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant cities. Founded in 1884 as a night school for the working-class men and women of North Philadelphia, for 130 years Temple has retained its core mission of being a beacon of educational opportunity to students of every background, while adding a national and global reputation as a leader in education, research and real-world oriented instruction.

With nearly 39,000 students and 290,000 living alumni, Temple has a major impact on its region and on Philadelphia, the nation’s 5th largest city. One in seven college graduates in the Philadelphia area holds a Temple degree, and the university is the 4th largest provider of professional education in the nation (law, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and podiatry). Temple offers 17 schools and colleges, 399 academic degree programs, 17 Division 1 intercollegiate men’s and women’s athletic teams, as well as nine campuses including international campuses in Italy and Rome.  

Like the students the university serves, Temple’s approximately 8,000 employees are hardworking, diverse and energized by the vibrant and supportive work environments across the university, all aligned towards advancing the teaching, research and service missions of Temple University.

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