Academic Advisor I, Temple University

Posted by Temple University on February 20, 2017

Job description
The Academic Advisor I, at the Fox School of Business, is responsible for providing comprehensive academic advising services to students and assisting them in making decisions affecting their academic progress relative to interpretation of the University’s and College’s relevant academic policies and pertinent guidelines. Responsibilities include: meeting with students on a one-to-one and group basis to discuss and disseminate information regarding curriculum requirements, academic policy, and other issues as they arise; recommending approval or non-approval on matters affecting student status, graduation, withdrawal, reinstatement, re-enrollment, awards, and course selection; developing programs that will support students having academic difficulties or who are on probation; designing new programs that will engage faculty in advising issues and decision making at the college level; maintaining academic records, reviewing and evaluating transcripts, and interpreting relevant University policy as appropriate; serving as liaison between students and faculty, staff, and administrators for the expeditious resolution of administrative problems; assisting with the coordination of the New Student Orientation, graduation clearance and diploma ceremony activities, and providing direct advising services during New Student Orientation, as necessary. In addition, the incumbent will participate and assist with the creation and maintenance of an academic advising website; and participate in the development, planning and implementation of college recruiting functions. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

Master’s degree and at least six months related experience. At least six months advising experience in an academic setting in higher education.

Required Skills & Abilities:

* Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

* Ability to advise, assess and evaluate curricular needs for students to ensure correct development towards graduation standards.

* Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills; along with the ability to effectively interact with a diverse group of students, faculty and staff.

* Demonstrated ability to maintain a positive and objective client service approach and attitude even when confronted with difficult, highly emotional students or parents in advising and counseling situations.

* Ability to prioritize well and focus on completion of tasks and objectives while under stress or demanding work schedule.

* Knowledge and use of personal computers for internet research and database management.


* Experience with BANNER (Self-Service/Internet Native).

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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