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Academic Advisor I

Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

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Student Affairs, Academic Advising
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Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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The Academic Advisor I, at the Fox School of Business, is responsible for providing comprehensive academic advising services to students and assisting them in making decisions affecting their academic progress relative to interpretation of the University's and College's relevant academic policies and pertinent guidelines. Responsibilities include: meeting with students on a one-to-one, online, and group basis to discuss and disseminate information regarding curriculum requirements, academic policy, and other issues as they arise; recommending approval or non-approval on matters affecting student status, graduation, withdrawal, reinstatement, re-enrollment, awards, and course selection; developing programs that will support students having academic difficulties or who are on probation; designing new programs that will engage faculty in advising issues and decision making at the college level; maintaining academic records, reviewing and evaluating transcripts, and interpreting relevant University policy as appropriate; serving as liaison between students and faculty, staff, and administrators for the expeditious resolution of administrative problems; assisting with the coordination of the New Student Orientation, graduation clearance and diploma ceremony activities, and providing direct advising services during New Student Orientation, as necessary. In addition, the incumbent will participate and assist with teaching a Freshman Seminar course, designed to facilitate the successful transition of first-year students to our program, and participate in the development, planning and implementation of college recruiting functions. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

Master's degree and at least six months related experience. At least six months advising experience in an academic setting in higher education.

Required Skills and Abilities:

*Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

*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.

*Demonstrated ability to maintain a positive and objective client service approach and attitude even when confronted with difficult, highly emotional students or parents in advising and counseling situations.

*Ability to prioritize well and focus on completion of tasks and objectives while under stress or demanding work schedule.

*Knowledge and use of personal computers for internet research and database management.


*Experience with BANNER (Self-Service/Internet Native).

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

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: 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-Speakman 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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