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Academic Advisor III

Categories: Mid Atlantic Region 2


Biobehavioral Health


Pennsylvania State University

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Position Description

The Department of Biobehavioral Health (BBH) in the College of Health and Human Development seeks highly motivated, professional candidates for the position of Academic Adviser. The successful candidate will work closely with the students, faculty and staff to build on the legacy of BBH’s student-centered culture. 


The position will be responsible for providing academic advising to students enrolled in and exploring the major; meeting with prospective students and their families; interpreting university policies, procedures and curriculum to students and faculty; guiding students in course selection, scheduling and long-range planning; assisting in resolving academic problems; monitoring academic progress; making professional referrals; assisting in data management and the preparation of reports, surveys, and other documentation; assuring that information on the department’s website is accurate and current; and maintaining the confidentiality of student records. This position will also have a role in maintaining and updating the departmental social media accounts. He or she will represent the department and college in university-sponsored recruitment and retention initiatives including New Student Orientation (NSO), Accepted Student Programs (ASPs), Spend a Summer Days (SASDs), and Majors Night. 

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Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.)

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