Academic Adviser 2

Penn State University

Penn State Abington
Campus City:
Abington, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
02 – G – Exempt
Work Unit:
Penn State Abington
Academic Affairs
Full/Part Time:


Penn State Abington serves racially-and ethnically-diverse students, first-generation college students, students from a range of socio-economic backgrounds, and a significant international student population. This position will be responsible for providing academic advising services to first- and second- year students enrolled in the Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS), in Abington College premajors, and University Park Colleges and to students who are in Conditional or Non-degree status. This individual will assist students in clarification of educational goals, selection of appropriate courses, and development of an academic plan to facilitate the completion of a degree program. This individual will be able to interact effectively with students of diverse socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, understand campus and community resources and serve as a referral agent for students needing assistance beyond academic issues. This individual will participate in various college programs such as New Student Orientation, Accepted Student Programs, Spend A Summer Day, Major Nights, and group advising presentations. This individual will have the ability to listen and understand; and be flexible and open-minded in responding to student needs and concerns. Respect for diversity and a willingness to learn about others is essential. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are critical. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, strong attention to detail, and a desire to work with students in a high-volume center are necessities for success in this position. Experience and comfort with group presentations is desirable. Written and verbal fluency in a second language is a plus. A working knowledge of computer applications is required. This position requires interaction with students, parents, faculty, and various college staff members. 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