Job Positions

Academic Advisor

Categories: Mid Atlantic Region 2


Office of Academic Advising


Drexel University

Date Posted:

Feb 23 2021 8:59AM

Close Date:

Mar 22 2021

Position Description

The Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design is seeking qualified Academic Advisors to assist in the advising of our undergraduate and graduate student body of over 2000. Academic advising is a professional relationship marked by a series of purposeful interactions, rooted in theory and pedagogy, and driven by a set of learning outcomes. Westphal College welcomes qualified applicants to apply to join our existing team of six advisors. The applicant will hold a minimum of a bachelor's degree (master's preferred) in a related field such as psychology, counseling, or education with 2-3 years of demonstrated experience in student services. The Westphal College is comprised of seven departments: Digital Media; Design; Cinema & Television; Architecture, Design & Urbanism; Performing Arts; Arts & Entertainment Enterprise; and Art & Art History. The College has more than two thousand students and is one of the largest of Drexel's fourteen schools and colleges. Drexel is located in the heart of Philadelphia, a vibrant city that nurtures the arts and is the fourth largest television market in the country. The Westphal College offers seventeen award-winning and accredited undergraduate and seven graduate degree programs. The Westphal College's innovative approach to teaching challenging creative fields emphasizes learning in small studio settings under the tutelage of one hundred and thirty full-time faculty who are noted artists, scholars and industry professionals. The college embraces interdisciplinary research, the use of cutting edge technologies, and Study Abroad opportunities.


Assist students in their academic progress by helping them to understand the curriculum of their program, take courses on their plan of study, and how to explore interests through free electives. Assist students with course registration issues; current issues, and future planning. Support students efforts to meet their graduation requirements in a timely manner. Establish a collaborative and trusting relationship with all stakeholders: students, faculty, staff, and families. Connect students to academic support, including those connected through Drexel’s Learning Alliance, and managing learning differences or medical circumstances through accommodations. Time-sensitive communications with students through various modes including walk-in hours, appointment and email interactions. Support students through developmental advising, which includes: critical/ethical reasoning, goal setting, identifying /working through obstacles, making referrals where appropriate. Establish a proactive approach to help identify and support students at risk. Maintain a database of student advisement, status, and progress. Participate in Welcome Week, Commencement, and other special projects as they relate to student support (orientation and graduation). Participate in a collaborate environment within the office, college, and university in support of student development and retention to degree. Serve on college and university committees as assigned. Additional assignments that support the college and university.

Application Process

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

Institution Information

Drexel is a comprehensive global research university ranked among the top 100 in the nation. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, and a major engine for economic development in the region. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.

Additional Information

Position is located at the University City campus. This position is classified as exempt with a salary grade of I. For more information regarding Drexel’s Professional Staff salary structure,

Contact Information

Dawn Gibian Assistant Dean, Director Office of Academic Advising


Required Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree is required. Minimum of 2 years' related/transferable experience in required.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's Degree preferred.