Academic Advisor I - College of Liberal Arts

Philadelphia, Philadelphia County
Jan 31, 2014
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Academic Advising
Working under the guidance of more experienced advising 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 meets regularly with students on an individual and group basis to discuss academic and professional goals, and refers students to additional resources throughout the University community as appropriate. The Advisor reviews academic transcripts, placement exams and student files in preparation for new student orientation, and delivers presentations during new student orientation and change of program sessions. The Advisor works closely with faculty/staff to review and implement program, College, and University requirements and policies. The Advisor 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 acts as an advocate and referral source, and provides consistent outreach and follow-up services. The Advisor represents the College of Liberal Arts at various internal and external meetings and events, and helps to position academic advising at Temple and in the College of Liberal Arts as highly respected and proactive. The Advisor helps to communicate the vision, mission, and academic goals of the College of Liberal Arts in order to enhance student development and promote student responsibility and success. Performs other duties as assigned. Required Education and Experience: Master's degree with at least six months advising experience in an academic setting in higher education. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Required Skills and 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 quality written work. *Ability to maintain a consistently positive and objective customer service approach with students. *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 with others as part of a team in a high-volume and fact 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. Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume for consideration. Please visit our website at, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Careers @ Temple. Please reference TU-17455. AA, EOE, m/f/d/v.