Senior Academic Advisor

Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

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Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Academic Advising
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

The Honors Program at Temple University is dedicated to providing high-achieving students with enriching academic opportunities, holistic advising, a dynamic and inclusive community, and strong encouragement and support along the way to commencement—and beyond.  
Our staff provides individualized advising on course selection, scholarships, fellowship applications, careers, and graduate schools. We also offer specialized Honors classes, housing in the Honors Living-Learning Community, and leadership opportunities through our multiple Honors student organizations. We are part of the mix that makes Temple University a wonderful place to earn a degree.

The Senior Advisor provides developmental and holistic advising to talented students across all of Temple’s schools and colleges, with multiple options and complex academic and professional goals. 

The Senior Advisor provides leadership to various advising staff functions and counseling activities, and the design and implementation of academic advising protocols for students. The Senior Advisor will be chartered to create and implement special programs, oversee multifaceted activities and services provided to Honors students, and will mentor other advisors and academic support positions. 

The position is involved with all aspects of advising and includes the development, coordination and implementation of educational counseling services geared to achieving, maintaining, or improving student success and retention. This position may include supervising others and will include the opportunity to teach Honors first-year seminars. Performs other duties as assigned.

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Required Education & Experience:
Master's degree and three or more years of related experience. At least two (2) years advising experience in a higher education academic setting; demonstrated leadership/project management experience; training design and/or delivery exposure. Demonstrated experience with public speaking in both large and small groups.

Required Skills & Abilities:
* Excellent interpersonal, customer service and organizational skills along with the ability to relate to a diverse group of students, faculty, and staff. 
* Demonstrate oral and written communication skills.
* Ability to work with high-achieving and gifted students who have wide-ranging academic needs and interests.
* Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation software.
* Demonstrated understanding with automated student information systems, such as Banner. 
* Demonstrated ability to work with others as part of a team
* Ability to work occasional weekend and evening hours, when necessary.

* Demonstrated experience in first-year experience initiatives (orientation, first-year seminar, co-curricular programming, LLC). 
* Demonstrated experience in program development, implementation, and supervision.
* Demonstrated experience in teaching at the college level.

This position is 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 COVID-19 mandate, all Temple University students, faculty, staff, and contractors must be fully vaccinated before receiving authorization to work unless they have a medical or religious exemption approved by the University.  An individual is considered fully vaccinated two (2) weeks following the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or two (2) weeks following a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Individuals who do not meet the University's vaccination or exemption requirement will be prohibited from working until proof of full vaccination or an exemption is requested and approved.  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.

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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-The Tuttleman Learning Center
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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