Transfer Adviser

Penn State University

Penn State Abington
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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Penn State Abington
Academic Affairs
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Abington College is seeking a highly motivated, professional academic advisor to join our academic services group. The successful candidate will have a proven record of working with students in a team environment in a growing and changing college. The individual will be responsible for advising our transfer students and coordinating transfer credits. They will also provide academic advising to students enrolled in several of our evening degree programs. This position involves interpreting university policies, procedures, and curriculum to students and faculty, guiding students in course selection, scheduling and long-range planning, assisting in resolving academic problems, monitoring academic process and making professional referrals, maintaining confidentiality of student records, and developing and executing new and creative strategies in academic services that support student success. The candidate will respond to a high volume of emails, phone calls, and individual meetings about University processes and degree requirements. The candidate will participate in new student orientation and other college and university programs as appropriate. Competencies critical to success are a demonstrated passion for student success, ability to build strong partnerships, exceptional customer services skills, ability to multitask, commitment to teamwork and accountability, data driven decision making, excellent communication skills, and creative problem solving skills. Working knowledge of Windows and MS Word is required. Knowledge of LionPATH, Starfish, Excel, and University policies and procedures is preferred. This position requires some evening office hours. Typically requires a Master`s degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. This is a part-time, 20 hours per week appointment funded through June 30, 2018 with a good possibility of re-funding. Please upload cover letter and resume for consideration.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088