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Academic Advisor - Job # 22003166

Categories: Mid Atlantic Region 2


School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences


University of Pittsburgh

Date Posted:

May 2 2022 1:13PM

Close Date:

May 27 2022

Position Description

The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences is seeking an academic advisor to help prepare students for lives of impact by connecting them with educational experiences tailored to their specific needs and goals. The advisor serves as the primary academic liaison for a diverse caseload of SHRS students within a specific program, and as a secondary advisor to students in other programs. The advisor must be a committed advocate for a diverse student body. The position requires patience, flexibility, and a sincere desire to assist students. Excellent organization, communication skills, timeliness, cooperation, collaboration, and accuracy are essential. The incumbent must demonstrate the ability to prioritize and manage multiple simultaneous demands.


Working as part of a team within the Center for Academic Advising and Student Success, the advisor helps students identify academic and career goals, assists with appropriate course selection and degree planning, connects students to appropriate resources, and monitors their degree progress, all while building on a foundation of advising theory and practice. The advisor may participate in and assist with the planning of unit and/or University-sponsored activities aimed at improving student success. The advisor may collaborate with other departments in planning events for applicants to SHRS. The advisor will use various platforms to fulfill these responsibilities and must be adaptable to new technologies.

Application Process

Apply online at the following link: (Go to "Staff Positions")

Institution Information

University of Pittsburgh:
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences:

Additional Information

Link to job posting:

Contact Information

Tiwanda Taylor, Director of Academic Advising and Student Success


Required Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree and 2-3 years of advising/student service experience are required. A master’s degree in student affairs, counseling, higher education administration, or a closely related field may be substituted for experience. Must display excellent writing and speaking abilities, a high degree of professionalism, commitment to quality, flexibility to work in a fast-paced environment, and commitment to innovation and quality improvement.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in higher education providing academic advising or support and/or student affairs. The individual must possess demonstrated skills in working with students to enhance their academic and personal development and academic success.