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Academic Advisor I

Employer
Temple University
Location
Philadelphia, PA

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Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Academic Advising
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Description
Working under the guidance of more experienced advising staff, The Academic Advisor I advises College of Engineering students concerning an appropriate academic schedule, choice of major, number of hours that may be taken, probation and academic standing.  The Advisor works with faculty, staff and students to disseminate information regarding curriculum requirements, academic policy, and other related issues as they arise and assists with course selections and registration activities.

The Advisor meets regularly with assigned students, individually or in a group, to discuss academic and professional goals and monitor academic progress. The incumbent prepares and presents student orientation sessions and develops, coordinates and implements educational counseling services geared to improving student success and retention.   The Advisor helps to coordinate advising with career planning and acts as an advocate and referral source by providing consistent outreach and follow up services.

The Academic Advisor I represents the College at various related internal and external meetings and events and helps to position Temple and advising as highly respected and proactive. The incumbent helps facilitate communication of the Vision, Mission, policies and procedures and academic goals of the College and Temple University while assisting with their development and implementation. Performs other duties as assigned.

Employment at Temple University means much more than a competitive salary.  Temple strives to maintain a culture of diversity and inclusivity and provide employees with opportunities for growth and advancement.  You will enjoy a collaborative working environment that values innovation and creativity.  Our health and wellness benefits are among the best in the region, and our retirement savings plans allow you to plan for the future.  Temple University offers many opportunities for employees to enhance skills, gain new perspectives and grow professionally.  For example, you can earn your bachelor's degree or an advanced degree through our tuition remission benefit or develop your management and leadership skills in one of our HR Learning and Development's academies.  Temple University employees also enjoy recreational, entertainment, and cultural activities both on campus and throughout the Philadelphia region. 
 
Visit https://careers.temple.edu/careers-temple to learn more about the benefits of working at Temple University.

Required Education & Experience:
Master's degree and at least six months advising experience in an academic setting in higher education. 

Required Skills & Abilities:
* Ability to work with student information systems and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
* Ability to maintain a positive and objective approach when confronted with difficult situations. 
* Strong customer service skills, along with the ability to effectively interact with a diverse group of students, faculty, administrators and staff.
* Ability to prioritize well and focus on completion of tasks and objectives.
* Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
* Ability to utilize word processing and database software.
* Demonstrated ability to work with others as part of a team.
* Strong organizational and customer service skills. 
* Strong presentation skills and ability to speak in from of small and large groups

This position is temporarily assigned a hybrid work arrangement (on-campus and remote), the duration of this hybrid work arrangement is at the discretion of Temple University and the Department.

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-report

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

Organization

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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