Academic Adviser 4 (Advising Center Assistant Director)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
04 – I – Exempt
Work Unit:
College of Engineering
Engineering Advising Center
Full/Part Time:


The College of Engineering Advising Center is seeking an Assistant Director to supervise the day-to-day operations of the Engineering Advising Center (EAC) and to provide academic advising and consulting to pre-major students. The Assistant Director will supervise the activities and work assignments of the EAC advisers, troubleshoot unexpected challenges with short term solutions, and work under the supervision of the EAC Director to develop long term strategies to best support both the advising needs of the pre-major COE students and the professional needs of the EAC staff. In conjunction with the EAC Director, the Assistant Director will be responsible for the day to day supervision, leading/modeling work performance expectations for advising staff, writing staff performance evaluations in collaboration with the Director, and well as the recruitment, hiring, and training of new advisers. The Assistant Director will serve as the Coordinator of the New Student Orientation program for the College of Engineering to include the scheduling and training of advisers, and the review and preparation of presentation and materials. The Assistant Director is expected to make professional referrals, maintain confidentiality of student records, and assist in identifying and resolving academic issues. This person will serve as a resource to faculty, students, and staff, and will interpret college and university policies and procedures. He or she will also serve as the assigned adviser to a case load of first and second year pre-major engineering students. Application review will begin on November 8, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The successful candidate must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, strong attention to details, and a proven track record of working effectively with students in a fast-paced team environment. Project management, leadership skills, and supervision experience is highly desired. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with strong possibility of re-funding.

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