Academic Adviser 4

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
04 – I – Exempt
Work Unit:
CollegeoOf The Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Studies
Full/Part Time:


Provide academic advising to undergraduate Liberal Arts students and students in other Colleges interested in entering the College of the Liberal Arts. Advise students on academic policies and procedures, resolve procedural academic problems, monitor progress of student advisees, and maintain confidentiality of student records. Participate in undergraduate orientation and registration activities and presentations to students and families. Within assigned department, consult with Department Heads and Undergraduate Officers on departmental initiatives in undergraduate education. Supervise other advisers within region. In collaboration with the other Lead Advisers and Director of Academic Advising, participate in developing strategies to meet unit goals and to operate the advising unit. Lead initiatives within the College, which may include developing new targeted College-wide undergraduate programming; developing new advising interventions; overseeing existing programs; developing and implementing advising-related assessment and retention programs, etc. Operate as point of contact regarding assigned majors for other Penn State locations and student services offices. Represent the College at on-campus and off-campus events and programs that may require occasional weekend and evening hours. Assist in student recruitment through formal presentations, meetings with prospective students and families, and promotion of degree programs in assigned departments. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Competencies critical to success include academic advising knowledge and experience; excellent written and oral communication skills, including ability to address challenging topics within the unit using clear and open communication; sensitivity to the needs of multiple stakeholders; experience working with a diverse body of students; demonstrated time management skills, which includes ability to manage multiple responsibilities; ability to work independently and as a member of a team; organizational skills; and working knowledge of computer applications. Demonstrated potential for leadership and/or evidence of professional development of leadership knowledge and skills is strongly desired.

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