Academic Adviser 3

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
03 – H – Exempt
Work Unit:
College of Health and Human Development
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Full/Part Time:


The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the College of Health and Human Development is seeking a highly motivated, professional Academic Adviser. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of working effectively with students in a team environment. This individual will be responsible for providing academic advising to students enrolled in and exploring the major; 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 progress; making professional referrals; and maintaining confidentiality of student records. This is a full-time position with significant involvement during the summer months. The successful candidate will represent the department and college in University-sponsored recruitment and retention initiatives including New Student Orientation (NSO), Accepted Student Programs (ASPs), Spend a Summer Day (SASD), and Majors Night. The Academic Adviser serves as a liaison among students, faculty, staff, campus, and University constituents. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Competencies critical to success include outstanding interpersonal verbal and written communications; effective analytical, problem-solving and organizational skills; accuracy and attention to detail; the ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines; a thorough understanding of student confidentiality, and the use of sound judgment and professionalism. The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please include a paragraph that outlines your advising philosophy with your cover letter and resume. Additional Competencies include: may be responsible for academic advising program development; may provide leadership to project and committee work; may serve as a mentor to other staff; assist with advising training and development; may be responsible for evaluating advising services and proposing best practices for advising improvement; assist in data management and preparation of reports, surveys and other documentation; maintain academic information on department (school) and University advising resources web sites. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent 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