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Academic Advisor

Drexel University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 23, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Other Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Counseling, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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About Drexel

Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, a comprehensive global research university and a major engine for economic development in the region. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.

Job Summary

The primary responsibility of this position is to empower students to learn and make, informed decisions regarding personal, professional, and academic needs within the context of their academic ambitions, rights and responsibilities.

The professional academic advisor is a key facilitator dedicated to supporting all aspects of the student developmental experience, including but not limited to:
- Develop a rapport and trusting relationship with advisee.
- Serve as a mentor / coach to empower students to set appropriate expectations, clarify academic, personal, and career goals, take action on plans, and seek assistance when needed.
- Assist students in developing an appropriate academic plan of study to achieve degree and professional goals, guided by an understanding of Drexel Student Learning Priorities.
- Provide timely and accurate resources for students to successfully navigate towards academic degree completion and other defined personal, academic, and professional goals.
- Understand and communicate to students the implications of the program plan and degree progress and in particular the impact of changing academic plans to these goals.
- Provide guidance within the triage process between students and faculty and other administrators.
- Help the student make transitions and access other University resources (serve as an agent of referral to other campus agencies) as necessary.
- Understand, interpret, and enforce University policies while exploring academic and professional options.
- Act as a conduit between students and the University in both directions: communicate relevant information from the University to students and critical feedback and issues from students to University decision makers.

The Developmental Undergraduate Academic Advisor role fosters the empowerment of LeBow undergraduates to become skillful problem-solvers and experienced decision-makers, well-positioned to emerge as business leaders of tomorrow. This position reports to the Director of Student Services.

Essential Functions
  • Advise caseload of undergraduate students about the development of academic and professional options, including available resources.
    Perform necessary registration duties including freshmen block scheduling, course overrides, AP credit and transfer credit application
    Ensure University and accreditation standards by enforcing appropriate policy.
- Manage and assess student academic and professional development.
- Perform degree clearing and commencement activities.
- Operation of Banner and Hyperion software related to undergraduate students, curricula and related matters, for example SharePoint and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Work closely with Director and Associate Director of Undergraduate Programs in recruitment efforts, including participation in Open House and Accepted Student Days, credit evaluations, anti-melt initiatives and student orientations.
  • Act as a liaison for administrative and faculty offices.
  • Encourage, support and coordinate student engagement initiatives, including study abroad and student organization activities.
  • Serve as instructor for UNIV 101 (The LeBow Freshmen Experience).
Required Qualifications
  • A Bachelor's Degree if required.
  • At least 1-2 years of related job experience in advising, undergraduate programs/student life, admissions and/or recruiting.
  • Ability to work evenings and/or weekends as related to essential duties.
  • Demonstrated flexibility with respect to university and college evolving policies and procedures.
  • Ability to handle exceptions to processes and work assignments with professionalism, efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Professional work appearance and interactions with others.
  • Familiarity with Drexel LeBow's undergraduate business programs (traditional/online) and options including links with graduate programs.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Masters Degree preferred Higher Education or Counseling.
  • Demonstrable proficiency with PC's and related software, experience with Banner, Hyperion, Blackboard, meeting software.
  • Documented Project Management skills
  • University City.
Additional Information Special Instructions to the Applicant
  • Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.
Advertised:Sep 23 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:Oct 23 2021 Eastern Daylight Time

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