Job Positions

Academic Advisor

Categories: Mid Atlantic Region 2


Student Success (Academic Affairs)


Moravian College

Date Posted:

Apr 10 2021 10:27AM

Close Date:

Jun 10 2921

Position Description

The academic advisor will provide advising support to undergraduate students, with a special emphasis on pre-major students. The advisor will build effective relationships with Moravian faculty, staff, administrators, students, and alumni in relevant areas. This position will also work to help maintain and share records effectively with relevant constituents and help the institution assess the success of targeted student populations at the College. Two positions are available. Review will begin immediately; open until filled.


Strategy and Planning
Work with the Student Success team and appropriate departments and faculty for continuous improvement in supporting student success and degree completion, as well as guiding toward resources for post-graduate planning for pre-major students. Coordinate with the appropriate campus faculty, the Student Success Team, and other campus offices to help students navigate their Moravian education successfully with a focus on academic semester, annual, and degree and curriculum planning. General advising support Serve as the academic advisor and provide support for student caseload seeking a variety of majors and career paths with a focus on maintaining good academic standing and progress toward degree. Facilitate course registration and academic degree planning before declaration, including helping students learn and navigate Moravian systems and processes. Utilize Momentum (early alert system) to drive students toward their success network and document individual and group engagements with students in caseload. Maintain consistent tracking of caseload students in Momentum in coordination with larger network (coaches, faculty, etc.) Provide additional support for academically at risk students beyond caseload as needed. Data analysis and assessment Regularly assess progress toward academic program milestones of caseload students. Assess the effectiveness of success network utilization. Meet regularly with students for Academic Planning support and guide them toward appropriate skill-building resources (peer education, problem sessions, etc.); Refer to other offices and resources (SHARE, Mo's Cupboard, Financial Aid, etc.) as needed.

Application Process

TO APPLY: Visit:
Qualified candidates should select the Academic Advisor posting and attach their cover letter and resume to the online application by clicking “Apply Now”. Please attach documents as a PDF file.

Institution Information

Moravian College is the nation's sixth-oldest college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania offering undergraduate and graduate degrees that blend liberal arts with professional programs. For more than 275 years, the Moravian College degree has been preparing students for reflective lives, fulfilling careers, and transformative leadership in a world of change. Moravian College is a member of The New American Colleges and Universities (NAC&U), a national consortium of selective, small to mid-size independent colleges and universities dedicated to the purposeful integration of liberal education, professional studies, and civic engagement. Visit to learn more about how the Moravian College focus on education for all prepares its students for life-long success. Moravian College is committed to enhancing the diversity of our community, recognizing that to provide a diverse learning environment is to prepare students for personal and professional success in an increasingly multicultural and global society. The College community understands that it shares a responsibility for generating and preserving a learning environment where difference is valued, and inclusiveness and social justice are practiced. Deep respect for others is fundamental to the Moravian College community. Moravian College does not discriminate against any person based on actual or perceived race, color, sex, religion, ancestry, genetic information, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, marital status, age, veteran status, disability, use of guide or support animals and/or mechanical aids, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. In compliance with the requirements of Title IX, Moravian College does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational program and activity, including employment.
EOE STATEMENT Moravian College is an equal opportunity employer valuing diversity and encouraging individuals from under-represented populations to apply. EOE

Additional Information

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Occasionally required to remain seated in a normal position for long periods of time Regularly required to walk about Regularly required to maintain balance while walking, standing, crouching, or running Routinely required to reach up and out with hands and arms Regularly required to talk and hear; verbally express information or instructions Regularly required to use hands to grasp objects, type, pick up objects, move objects, or hold objects Routinely required to stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl Regularly required to climb stairs and/or ladders Occasionally required to lift up to 50 pounds and carry a distance of 10 feet Occasionally required to push and/or pull up to 50 pounds a distance of 10 feet Routinely required to stand for long periods of time Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less) Depth perception and the ability to judge distances and spatial relationships Adjustable focus

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this job. The individual is routinely exposed to indoor conditions, minimum outdoor weather and temperature extremes, and moderate noise level. Pursuant to the ADA, Moravian College will provide reasonable accommodation(s) to all qualified employees with known disabilities when their disability affects the performance of their essential job functions, except when doing so would be unduly disruptive or would result in undue hardship to the College. If you anticipate needing an accommodation, please contact the Office of Human Resources at or 610-861-1527. The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.

Contact Information

Dr. Monica F. Jacobe, Assistant Dean, Academic Advising and Support Moravian College +1-610-861-1647


Required Qualifications

Master’s degree in a relevant field or Master’s degree in higher education, student affairs, education. Excellent organizational, written, verbal, and presentation skills are required. A broad knowledge of advising practices and strategies and experience as an academic advisor. Experience with technology and analytics in a student information system, such as Jenzabar (or Banner or PeopleSoft). Ability to work successfully with diverse populations and understand the unique challenges faced by diverse populations. Ability to work a flexible schedule, as needed; this may include occasional work on evenings or weekends.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with orientation programming preferred.