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Academic Advisor IV

Categories: Mid Atlantic Region 2


College of Arts and Architecture


Pennsylvania State University

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Position Description

The Office of Academic Affairs and Outreach in the College of Arts and Architecture is seeking an enthusiastic individual who will serve as the college Academic Adviser. Reporting directly to the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, this person will communicate, coordinate and provide leadership for advising activities while serving as a resource for the seven academic units in the college including 1100 undergraduate and 250 graduate students on issues related to undergraduate and graduate academic policies and procedures. This person will serve as the primary college contact with the Division of Undergraduate Studies and communicate with multiple university academic offices including the Office of Undergraduate Education, the Graduate School, Global Programs and the Registrar’s Office.


Responsibilities include instituting best advising practices and creating new advising programs that utilize funds in the college’s student success endowment that will support the healthy maturation and retention of students enrolled in the college. Responsibilities extend to the promoting and advising of study abroad opportunities within the college and serving as a liaison for college faculty and staff with Global Programs as well as reviewing study abroad proposals. This position will provide advising to students in the International Arts minor, other students in the college upon referral from DUS or the college’s academic units and as needed to counsel students related to petition requests, academic progress and changes of major. Depending on qualifications, the position may include the role of instructor for the International Arts minor independent study project. Working with the administrative assistant assigned to academic advising, the scope of work includes filing recommended academic plans, processing petitions, leaves of absence, change of major, change of assignment, transfer and education abroad course credit requests, academic warnings and suspension and similar faculty senate forms. This position will handle requests for concurrent majors and controlled minors including communications with units regarding eligibility. Working with the college’s planning analyst, this position will coordinate the submittal of annual unit level assessment plans and analyze the progress made toward achieving college goals related to advising and retention.

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Required Qualifications

Typically requires a Master's degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of LionPATH, Starfish, Excel, and University policies and procedures is preferred.​

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