The College of General Studies, within the Dietrich School of Arts and Science, is seeking an Academic Advisor. The Dietrich School is committed to building a culturally diverse staff.
The Academic Advisor will be responsible for providing academic advising and support to the College of General Studies (CGS) students. CGS primarily serves nontraditional student populations. Advisors will be responsible for: serving as the primary academic liaison for CGS; assisting students in aligning their academic and career goals with appropriate academic programs and course work; providing students with information about useful University resources, facilities, and special programs; and helping to coordinate the probation review process and assisting students experiencing academic difficulty.
Knowledge and understanding of developmental advising along with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, a thorough knowledge of university systems, academic procedures, and student concerns is required. Previous experience working with nontraditional students including athletes, veterans, and at-risk students is strongly desired. This position is in a fast-paced environment and requires patience, flexibility, energy, and a sincere desire to assist students. The ability to work in and to foster a diverse and inclusive educational and work environment is necessary. Excellent organization and written communication skills, timeliness, cooperation, collaboration, and accuracy are essential.
A master's degree is required. Previous experience working with nontraditional students including athletes, veterans, and at-risk students is strongly desired.
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Student Services.II
Minimum Education Level Required: Master's
Minimum Experience Level Required: 2-3 years experience
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (evening hours may be required)
Hiring Range: $26,988.00 - $43,212.00
Relocation Offered: No
Visa Sponsorship Provided: No
Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances: The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
Required Documents: Resume, Cover Letter
Optional Documents: Not Applicable
Internal Number: 19006329
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