Job Positions

Academic Adviser 4 - Assistant Director

Categories: Mid Atlantic Region 2


Advising and Certification Center


Pennsylvania State University

Date Posted:

Aug 25 2021 10:58AM

Close Date:

Oct 24 2021

Position Description

Academic Adviser 4 - Assistant Director The Advising and Certification Center in the College of Education is seeking a highly motivated and professional individual to serve as its Assistant Director. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of working effectively with students from diverse backgrounds. The position will be responsible for assisting in advising program development, suggesting best practices for advising improvement; providing academic advising to exploring and currently enrolled undergraduate students seeking information and admission to the College; interpreting university policies, procedures and curriculum to students and faculty; making professional referrals; maintaining confidentiality of student records; assisting in data management and preparation of reports, surveys and other assessment documentation. This portfolio will include a substantial amount of time spent connecting College of Education students with career opportunities. The position will require liaising with staff in the University's career services center, and relaying relevant information to appropriate stakeholders in the College of Education. The candidate will also be responsible for growing the College's relationships with school districts and other employers who regularly seek out graduates for employment. This will involve the development and assessment of events that bring students and prospective employers together. Maintain collegial and professional relationships with these external stakeholders will be a critical component of the successful candidate's portfolio.


The position may provide assistance to projects and undergraduate student success initiatives, as well as University-level academic advising-related searches and committee work. The Assistant Director may assist in the hiring and training of professional and support staff. The Assistant Director serves as a liaison among students, faculty, staff, campus and university constituents. Competencies critical to success include outstanding interpersonal, verbal and written communications; demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; effective problem-solving and organizational skills; accuracy and attention to detail; the ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines; the use of sound judgement and professionalism.

Application Process

Apply online at
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a successful candidate is identified. This position typically requires a Master's degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The position will be located on the University Park campus. In addition to the online application, please include your resume, cover letter and at least a paragraph that outlines your academic advising philosophy.

Institution Information

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

Additional Information

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Contact Information

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Required Qualifications

This position typically requires a Masters Degree or higher plus 4 years of related experience.

Preferred Qualifications

A background in career services or career coaching is preferred.