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Academic Advisor III

Categories: Mid Atlantic Region 2


College of Health and Human Development


Pennsylvania State University

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Position Description

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. She or he 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.



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Institution Information

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact the Talent Acquisition Division at or 814-865-1387.

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Required Qualifications

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications