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
Center for Student Advising and Engagement
Full/Part Time:


The Center for Student Advising and Engagement 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 from all cultural and economic backgrounds. The position will be responsible for assisting in advising program development, evaluation and professional and faculty adviser training; suggesting best practices for advising improvement; providing guidance to members of academic and administrative college and university professional advisers, faculty and staff in order to enhance student retention; providing academic advising services to exploring and currently enrolled undecided undergraduate students seeking information and admission to the college; interpreting university policies, procedures and curriculum to students and faculty; making professional referrals; maintaining confidentiality of student records; assisting in data management and preparation of reports, surveys and other assessment documentation. They will assist with university- and college-sponsored recruitment and retention initiatives including but not limited to New Student Orientation (NSO), Accepted Student Programs (ASPs), Link UP, Spend a Summer Day (SASD), and Majors Night. The successful candidate will provide assistance to projects and undergraduate student success initiatives and University-level academic advising-related searches and committee work. The Adviser may assist in the supervision, hiring, evaluation and training of professional and support staff. 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; demonstrated commitment to diversity; effective problem-solving and organizational skills; accuracy and attention to detail; the ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines; the use of sound judgement and professionalism. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a successful candidate is identified. 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