The Academic Advisor provides comprehensive academic advising to students in the College of Public Health and assists them in making decisions affecting their academic progress. The Academic Advisor provides administrative counsel and personal guidance by interpreting the relevant academic policies and guidelines for the University and College and by offering an objective analysis of students' academic records and academic and professional goals. These services are geared to achieving, maintaining or improving student success. While the Academic Advisor is focused on a specific discipline, they are also part of a diverse team of advising colleagues across the College. Our advising philosophy creates a partnership between advisors, students and faculty, by intention and design. The unit strives to empower students to understand the meaning and purpose of higher education and foster their educational, personal and professional development toward academic success and lifelong learning. Essential Functions: The Academic Advisor works closely with faculty and staff and meets with students on an individual and group basis to discuss and disseminate information regarding curriculum requirements, academic policy, and other issues as they arise. The Academic Advisor also maintains academic records, reviews and evaluates transcripts and interprets relevant University policy as appropriate. The Academic Advisor assists in coordinating New Student Orientation, graduation clearance and diploma ceremony activities and may provide direct advising services during New Student Orientation. Performs other duties as assigned. Academic Advisors are expected to respect the diversity of our students, not only in terms of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and political views, but also in terms of their career aspirations.Required Education & Experience:
Master's degree with six months or more of post-degree experience, including at least six months of academic advising experience in an academic setting in higher education. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Required Skills & Abilities:
*Ability to advise, assess and evaluate curricular needs for students to ensure correct development towards graduation standards.
*Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills; along with the ability to effectively interact with a diverse group of students, faculty and staff.
* The ability to refer students to appropriate support services available through Temple University (e.g. Student Success Center, CARE Team, Tuttleman Counseling, Cherry Pantry etc.) when necessary
*Ability to prioritize well and focus on completion of tasks and objectives while under stress of demanding work schedule.
*Knowledge and use of personal computers for internet research and database management.
*Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
*Ability to work some nights and weekends (approximately 6 weekend dates annually).Preferred:
*An understanding of and interest in all the health and social work disciplines offered by the College of Public Health, specifically Health Information Management.This position requires a background check.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.In accordance with the City of Philadelphia’s mandate, all Temple University students, faculty, staff and contractors must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by November 15, 2021, unless they have a medical or religious exemption approved by the university. An individual is considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks or more following the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks or more following a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Individuals who do not meet the University’s vaccination or exception requirement by November 15, 2021 will be prohibited from working until proof of vaccination or an exception is provided. For more information visit the university's Vaccines web page at https://www.temple.edu/coronavirus/vaccines. 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: https://safety.temple.edu/reports-logs/annual-security-reportYou may request a copy of the report by calling Temple University’s Campus Safety Services at 215-204-7900.
Primary Location: Location INSIDE of PA
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular