Academic Advisor I

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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. 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.

These services are geared to achieving, maintaining or improving student success. 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.

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.

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.

*An understanding of and interest in all the health and social work disciplines offered by the College of Public Health, and experience working in major and career exploration in Nursing.

This position requires a background check.

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 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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Primary Location: Location INSIDE of PA
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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