Academic Adviser 4 (Assistant Director, Undergraduate Academic Advising)
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 Information Sciences and Technology
- Undergraduate Academic Advising
- Full/Part Time:
The College of Information Sciences and Technology at University Park is seeking a highly motivated and professional individual to serve as Assistant Director for the Undergraduate Advising Center. In collaboration with the Director of Undergraduate Academic Advising the successful candidate will develop strategies to meet unit goals, including academic advising program development and coordinating retention initiatives such as Academic Warning and Suspension for the college. Supporting college efforts towards diversity and inclusion, this person must have a track record of commitment to serving diverse student populations. The Assistant Director will supervise a team of five full-time advisers with the possibility of expansion. Responsibilities include adviser training and development, monitoring the implementation and execution of goals and compliance training, and performance evaluation for advising staff. Assist in the assessment of advising services and propose best practice for quality improvement and management. Additionally, the Assistant Director will have a roster of students and will responsible for providing academic advising to students enrolled in and exploring the major; interpreting university policies, procedures and curriculum to students; guiding students in course selection, scheduling and long-range planning; assisting in resolving academic problems; monitoring academic progress; making professional referrals; and maintaining confidentially of student records. In addition to the online application, please include your resume, cover letter and a paragraph that outlines your advising philosophy. 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 outstanding interpersonal verbal and written communications; effective analytical, problem-solving and organization skills; proven track record of working effectively with students and colleagues in a team environment; 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 judgement and professionalism. 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.