Academic Adviser 3

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
03 – H – Exempt
Work Unit:
College of the Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts Undergraduate Studies
Full/Part Time:


As a unit of the College of the Liberal Arts, Liberal Arts Undergraduate Advising collaborates with students to design academic plans that incorporate their academic career and personal goals while meeting the standards of the undergraduate degree and providing a framework upon which students can develop intellectually, socially, and professionally. Liberal Arts Advisers approach their work with students holistically by acknowledging the diverse backgrounds from which students come, considering student's co-curricular interests, fostering creativity and citizenship. We believe in supporting students in defining success for themselves and making meaning of their experiences. We are seeking someone who is committed to the values of The College of the Liberal Arts: communication, critical thinking, ethical leadership, and global awareness. We seek a candidate who will provide academic advising to undergraduate Liberal Arts students and students in other Colleges interested in entering the College of the Liberal Arts. Responsibilities include: advising students on academic policies and procedures; resolving procedural academic problems; monitoring progress of student advisees; maintaining confidentiality of student records; serving as first point of contact regarding your major(s) for assigned academic department(s), other Penn State locations, and student services offices; consulting with Department Heads and Undergraduate Officers on departmental initiatives in undergraduate education as assigned; assisting with the development of strategies to meet goals; participating in undergraduate orientation, registration activities, and presentations to students and families; coordinating a project or program, related to student success, advising strategies, diversity and inclusion, or data analysis, for the unit or the College and acting as a liaison to units in the University affiliated with that project or program; assisting in student recruitment through formal presentations, meetings with prospective students and families, and participation in programs for prospective students; and representing the College at on-campus and off-campus events and programs that may require occasional weekend and evening hours. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Master's degree in higher education, student affairs, or counseling and/or academic advising experience is preferred. Competencies critical to success include: attention to detail; excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking; experience working with a diverse body of students; demonstrated time management skills, which includes ability to manage multiple responsibilities and to support College events and programs; ability to work independently and as a member of a team; adaptability to change, and ability to adapt to new technology and utilize it extensively in daily functions. In addition, successful candidates must either have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community, or describe one or more ways they would envision doing so, given the opportunity. Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. This is a fixed-term position funded for one year with an 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