Academic Advising Manager 3 (Associate Director of Academic Advising)

Penn State University

Penn State New Kensington
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
03 – J – Exempt
Work Unit:
Penn State New Kensington
Academic Affairs
Full/Part Time:


Penn State New Kensington is seeking a full-time Associate Director of Academic Advising (Academic Advising Manager 3), reporting to the Director of Academic Affairs. The selected candidate will oversee all aspects of academic advising for the New Kensington campus under the direction of the Director of Academic Affairs, monitor student progress, oversee the assistance of students in academic warning and suspension, field questions from families about advising issues and student progress, handle complex advising problems elevated from faculty advisers and campus administrators. Responsible for advising exploratory students and for managing enrollment decisions in the Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) and providing consultation for admission of conditionally accepted students at the campus. This position also shares leadership and management responsibilities for the Academic and Career Success Center. The position will oversee all aspects of New Student Orientation (NSO) including but not limited to developing content, training NSO advisers, managing NSO budget, determining appropriate NSO dates, planning the schedule, advising students, developing and presenting materials for parents, families and students. The Associate Director will also work with other departments to develop advising policies and procedures related to admissions and retention and will work with DUS coordinators across the University to develop solutions to shared challenges. In this position, the selected candidate will chair the campus advising council, write and revise campus advising policy, and direct advising assessment. Will work closely with faculty advisers: direct and administer training; develop adviser training content; organize training sessions including one-on-one training for new advisers. Serve as a point of contact for faculty and staff with questions related to advising and related academic policies. Maintain a program of continuous improvement for advising staff and faculty advisers through direct communication and timely programming. Manage both the Division of Undergraduate Studies and New Student Orientation budgets. Supervise, hire, and evaluate one full-time direct report, student workers, and graduate student interns. Oversee Student Success Coach program. Use available University data systems to drive processes and recommend changes to related areas. Serve as primary resource for Starfish Retention Solutions system. Serve on relevant campus, college, and University committees. Demonstrate proven ability to network and develop successful collaborative partnerships to benefit students. Proficiency with Microsoft Office and experience with the use of student information and advising/retention systems (preferably PeopleSoft Campus Solutions, Starfish, or similar) is preferred. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher in an education or social science related discipline or higher plus three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Additional years of academic advising experience in a multidisciplinary environment and supervisory experience are preferred.

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