Academic Transfer Advisor

Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

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Academic Affairs, International Programs

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As a part of the Academic Affairs Division, the Academic Advising Center (AAC) closely works with TUJ’s undergraduate students after acceptance until graduation and supports them in achieving academic goals by providing academic assistance in various ways. The Academic Advisor is responsible for providing students with individual consultation to assist in choosing appropriate courses, majors, and other education opportunities based on their interests, goals, and program of study, as well as informing students of university policies, procedures, and requirements. 

The academic transfer advisor will assist admitted students with transfer credit re-evaluations, approvals, equivalencies, and course planning for new students. The academic transfer advisor will serve as the specialist within the AAC for transfer related policies and procedures and will liaise with Admissions, faculty and academic departments. 

A qualified advisor may also be asked to play a key role with the AAC’s Director / Assistant Director on special projects on an ad-hoc basis.Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:
Master’s degree with at least six months of professional experience in higher education.  Study abroad experience at the higher education level.

Required Skills & Abilities:
* Excellent communication skills (oral and written). The successful candidate will be expected to work with a diverse student population in a multi-ethnic/multicultural environment.
* Ability to work early morning or late evening shifts as well as regular business days, on an ad-hoc basis, when asked by the Director of the Academic Advising Center. (Compensatory time given)
* Ability to travel in Japan and overseas, when necessary. Ability to work in person and remotely, when necessary. 
* Must have strong organization skills.
* Proficient computer skills and knowledge in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams, and PowerPoint, Google Drive, and Zoom.
* Native or near-native level proficiency in English.  
* A team player who is detail-oriented, student-centered, independent, open to innovation, and collaborates well with others.
* Flexibility, creativity, positivity, and solution-focused.

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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Primary Location: Outside US
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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