Academic Advising Manager 2

Penn State University

Penn State DuBois
Campus City:
DuBois, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
02 – I – Exempt
Work Unit:
Penn State DuBois
Academic Affairs- Advising- OneStop
Full/Part Time:


Penn State DuBois is seeking a dynamic leader to serve as Academic Advising Manager. Reporting directly to the Associate Chief Academic Officer (ACAO), the Academic Advising Manager will coordinate and support student retention and persistence initiatives, oversee all aspects of academic advising for the campus, and serve as program coordinator for the Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS). Duties include assisting students in setting and meeting education goals, developing an academic plan to facilitate timely degree completion, managing enrollment decisions, and selecting of appropriate courses; monitor student progress, oversee support for students in academic warning and suspension, communicate advising issues and student progress; and handle complex advising problems elevated from faculty advisors and campus administrators. The Academic Advising Manger leads, organizes, and presents at each New Student Orientation (NSO) session, including the development of content specific to the DuBois population, training NSO advisors, scheduling and planning the event, advising students during the event, and presenting orientation materials for parents, families and students. The Academic Advising Manger is expected to advance an agenda that supports and improves student retention/persistence. In collaboration with colleagues, develop, implement, and update a campus retention plan; chair the campus advising council; write and revise campus advising policy and direct advising assessment. Support faculty advisers; develop, direct, and administer advising training; serve as resource person for faculty and staff with questions related to advising and related academic policies; serve as primary resource for the student success portal (Starfish). Maintain a program of continuous improvement for advising staff and faculty advisers through direct communication and timely programming. Manage both the DUS and NSO budgets. Supervise, hire, and evaluate one full-time direct report, and student workers. Additional duties assigned as appropriate to the position. Penn State DuBois, one of more than 20 Penn State campuses state-wide, is situated in north central Pennsylvania about 70 miles west of State College/University Park and 100 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. It is a commuter campus comprised of approximately 600 students. The student-centered faculty and staff are dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning. Class sizes are small, and the student/faculty ratio is low, so students can receive much individual attention. Since opening its doors in 1935, thousands of degree-seeking individuals have received a world-class education delivered in a friendly, small campus setting. The campus offers 6 Baccalaureate degrees, 8 Associate degrees, and the first 2 years of over 160 Penn State undergraduate degree programs. To apply, submit a cover letter that expresses interest in the position and explains the applicant’s qualifications and experience as they pertain to the job duties, a resume, and a list of at least three references with contact information; other information pertinent to the position may also be included. Application review begins July 8, 2019 and continues until a suitable candidate is found. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher in an education or social science related discipline plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Ph.D. and additional experience preferred. Experience in college level academic advising is strongly preferred. In addition, applicants will need to manage budgets and demonstrate strong collaborative, communication, and leadership skills; promote a commitment to inclusionary practices and support diversity; is knowledgeable about developing, evaluating, and/or implementing quality improvement practices, processes and procedures; experience in supervising, evaluating and training of assigned staff; and ability to develop a faculty and academic advisor assessment process. The successful candidate should also be able to direct strategic planning for immediate and projected needs and be able to coordinate New Student Orientation and administer assessment programs to gauge the effectiveness of academic advising at Penn State DuBois.

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