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Academic Advisor

Pennsylvania State University

Academic Advisor

New Kensington, PA
+3 locations
University Park, PA
Lower Burrell, PA
Upper Burrell, PA
Part Time
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    Academic Adviser 3 -Campus/Location: -University Park CampusDate Announced: -01/02/2019Date Closing: -open until filledJob Number: -84857Level/Salary Band: -03 H ExemptWork Unit: -College of Health and Human DevelopmentDepartment: -KinesiologyFull/Part Time: -FullTime -Description The Department of Kinesiology in the College of Health and Human Development seeks a highly motivated professional Academic Adviser. The successful individual will work closely with the Kinesiology Undergraduate Student Services team, i.e., advisors, undergraduate professor in charge, internship coordinator, honors advisors, administrative staff, faculty, and department head to provide an optimal experience and outstanding support for Kinesiology students. Specifically, the candidate will be responsible for providing academic advising to students enrolled in and exploring majors in Kinesiology or Athletic Training; sharing career information with students and assisting them in identifying other educational resources regarding careers in Kinesiology and/or Athletic Training; meeting with prospective students and their families; interpreting university policies and procedures to students and faculty; guiding students in course selection, scheduling and long-range planning; assisting in resolving academic problems; making professional referrals; documenting and maintaining confidential advising notes and maintaining confidentiality of student records; monitoring student academic progress; other duties include contributing information to the departments advising website. The successful candidate will represent the department and college in university-sponsored recruitment and retention initiatives including New Student Orientation, Accepted Student Programs, Spend a Summer Day, Link UP, and Majors Night. This position requires a positive attitude, the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment, high integrity and a strong work ethic, motivation to work for the overall well-being of the student, a commitment to ethics and diversity, and dedication to, and alignment with, the goals of the department. Competencies critical to success include outstanding interpersonal, verbal, and written communications; effective analytical, problem-solving and organizational skills; accuracy and attention to detail; the ability to handle multiple tasks; effective time management; and the use of sound judgment and professionalism. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with Social Media, Starfish, PeopleSoft, Word, and Excel, is a plus. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a successful candidate is identified.

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