Senior Graduate Academic Advisor

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime

Senior Graduate Academic Advisor - (21001332)



The Senior Advisor is responsible for comprehensive student academic advising and services for graduate students in the School of Social Work. The Advisor will be responsible for the design and implementation of academic advising protocols for graduate students, working closely with the Graduate Program Directors. The advisor will be responsible for individual student advising, as well as creating group advising or workshop opportunities. The position is involved with all aspects of advising and includes the development, coordination, and implementation of educational counseling services geared to achieving, maintaining, and improving student success and retention. The Advisor will also work with staff in admissions to assist with potential students and new students through orientation.

Responsibilities include

  • Oversees the activities and services provided to students and departmental academic advising/counseling services and coordinates with and other academic support positions to help ensure that students receive consistently positive and effective advising services.
  • Meets regularly with assigned students to discuss academic and professional goals.
  • Assists students with course selections and registration activities.
  • Prepares, manages logistics, and leads student orientation sessions.
  • Works collegially with faculty, staff and students to disseminate information regarding curriculum requirements, opportunities for professional development and funding, academic policy, and other related issues as they arise.
  • Provides timely advice and support to department chairs, graduate program directors, and department assistant directors to efficiently schedule courses. 
  • Coordinates professional development activities for graduate students and 4+1 accelerated BSPH to MPH students.  
    Exercises considerable autonomy; coordination and decision-making activities affect a larger student population resulting in greater impact and exposure.
    Acts as a student advocate and referral source and provides consistent outreach and follow up services.
    Helps initiate and implement cross functional student service initiatives.
  • Ensure accurate information in communicated to students and faculty in an effective and timely manner. 
  • Often represents School/College at various related internal and external meetings and events and helps to position Temple and advising as highly respected and proactive.
    Facilitates communication of the vision, mission, policies and procedures and academic goals of the School/College and Temple University while assisting with their development and implementation. 
  • Assures advising is integrated with career planning.
    Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

Master's degree and two or more years of related experience. At least two (2) years advising experience in a higher education academic setting; demonstrated leadership/project management experience; professional training design and/or delivery exposure; demonstrated oral and written communication skills; proficient using software systems relevant to advising and project management. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. 

Required Skills and Abilities: 
*Demonstrated computer skills and proficiency with MS Office Suite software programs. 
*Excellent verbal and written communication skills, along with the ability to conduct presentations in large group settings. 
*Demonstrated interpersonal and client service skills, along with the ability to interact effectively with a diverse group of students, faculty and staff. 
*Demonstrated ability to maintain a consistently positive and objective student service approach even in challenging situations. 
*Demonstrated ability to work with others as part of a team in a high-volume and fast paced environment. 
*Demonstrated problem solving skills and ability to use independent judgment. 
*Proven project and time management skills, along with the ability to prioritize tasks. 
*Demonstrated attention to detail. 
*Demonstrated knowledge of student information systems. 
*Ability to work occasional evenings and/or weekends. 
*Strong interest in and understanding of the disciplines associated with the College of Public Health.

Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law. 

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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Primary Location
: Location INSIDE of PA
: Staff
: Full-time
: Day Job
Employee Status
: Regular
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