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Academic Advisor I

Temple University
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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Working under the guidance of more experienced staff in the College of Liberal Arts, the Academic Advisor I advises students regarding curricular requirements, course scheduling, program selection, and academic standing.  The Advisor I meets regularly with students on an individual and group basis to discuss academic and professional goals, and refers students to resources throughout the College and University as appropriate.  The Advisor I reviews transcripts, placement exams and student files in preparation for new student orientation, and delivers presentations during group advising sessions.  The Advisor I works closely with faculty and staff to administer program, College, and University requirements and policies.  

The Advisor I engages in a variety of activities designed to achieve, maintain and improve student success and retention, and provides students with access to the information and resources necessary for the attainment of academic, professional and personal goals.  The Advisor I acts as an advocate and referral source, and provides consistent outreach and follow-up services.  The Advisor I represents the College of Liberal Arts at various internal and external meetings and events, and helps to communicate and further our vision, mission, and academic goals to enhance student development and actively promote student responsibility and success. Perform 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. 

All applicants are required to upload a resume and cover letter to be considered. 

Required Education & Experience:
Master’s degree with at least six months of professional experience in higher education.  Experience in a professional academic advising setting preferred. 

Required Skills & Abilities:
* Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills, with the ability to interact effectively with a diverse group of students, faculty and staff.
* Demonstrated ability to prepare concise, accurate and high-quality written work. 
* Ability to maintain a consistently positive and objective constituent service approach.
* Ability to manage time effectively while balancing multiple tasks and maintaining meticulous attention to detail.
* Demonstrated problem solving skills and ability to use independent judgment.
* Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team in a high-volume, fast-paced environment.
* Demonstrated understanding of and appreciation for the value of a liberal arts education.
* Knowledge and use of personal computers and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

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.

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:

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-Paley Library
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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