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.
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)
- 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.
- Advise caseload of undergraduate students about the development
of academic and professional options, including available
Perform necessary registration duties including freshmen block
scheduling, course overrides, AP credit and transfer credit
Ensure University and accreditation standards by enforcing
- Manage and assess student academic and professional
- 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
- Serve as instructor for UNIV 101 (The LeBow Freshmen
- A Bachelor's Degree if required.
- At least 1-2 years of related job experience in advising,
undergraduate programs/student life, admissions and/or
- Ability to work evenings and/or weekends as related to
- 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
Special Instructions to the Applicant
- Masters Degree preferred Higher Education or Counseling.
- Demonstrable proficiency with PC's and related software,
experience with Banner, Hyperion, Blackboard, meeting
- Documented Project Management skills
- Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter
when submitting your application.
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