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Academic Advisor

Categories: Mid Atlantic Region 2


VP of Undergraduate Studies


Pennsylvania State University

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Position Description

As one of the largest enrollment units for first- and second-year students at The Pennsylvania State University, the Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) seeks a positive and dynamic individual to join its academic advising program.


In particular, DUS seeks an individual motivated to help students develop the critical decision-making skills that will enable them to identify and build meaningful academic goals for their undergraduate education at Penn State.

Additionally, academic advisers in DUS help interpret University policies, procedures, and curricular requirements. With an advising roster of approximately 250 students, DUS advisers are expected to monitor academic progress carefully to help provide the foundation for academic success. DUS advisers also play an integral role in the delivery of academic advising at New Student Orientation. Along with working one-on-one with students, the successful candidate also will be asked to participate in unit- and/or University-wide committees or other initiatives. The Division of Undergraduate Studies is particularly interested in individuals with a broad and comprehensive understanding of contemporary higher education and the role of academic advising in fostering student success. Similarly, we seek an individual that is able to manage multiple tasks while also being able to foster or initiate creative thinking to further grow our program and help undergraduates reach their academic goals.

Application Process

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.

Additional Information

Review of materials will begin July 17, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. We anticipate hiring several individuals to join our program. This job will be filled as a level 3, or level 4, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience.

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Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree required with a minimum of one year of direct experience advising student-athletes at the collegiate level. The candidate must have the ability to work with a diverse group of people with various backgrounds, education levels, and cultural differences. Candidate must have excellent communication and organizational skills, and ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends. In addition to student-athletes, the candidate must communicate regularly with college advisors, faculty, and coaches regarding the progress and well being of student-athletes. These individuals serve as support-anchors across campus and they all play a significant role in helping to lead student-athletes toward academic success and independence. A significant component of the counselor is to integrate communication from these different areas.

Preferred Qualifications

Expertise in student diversity and experience in college-level academic advising and/or teaching are strongly preferred.