Academic Advisor – Senior – College of Computing & Informatics (CCI)

  • Freelance
  • Anywhere
  • Freelance
  • Anywhere

About Drexel

Located in the heart of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Drexel University is a world-class,
comprehensive R1 research institution and a global leader in experiential education. Serving as the cornerstone of experiential learning at
Drexel, our renowned cooperative education program, also known as co-op,
enables students to gain up to 18 months of work experience and build an impressive résumé before they graduate that will set them apart
from their peers. For more than 100 years, Drexel co-op has positioned students to learn directly from the experts and visionaries shaping
the professional world. Our program partners with more than 1,700 employers from around the globe, ranging from Fortune 500 companies and
emerging startups to innovative nonprofits and government agencies.  

In addition, Drexel has committed to becoming the nation’s most
civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics. Drexel supports engagement
along three dimensions: research and academic programs that directly benefit communities, public service by students, faculty and staff, and
business practices that support equitable local and regional economic development. Drexel’s engagement is long-term and multigenerational,
and is fundamental to the University’s mission, heritage, and future.

The College of Computing & Informatics (CCI) is home to over
2,000 students and currently offers 5 undergraduate and 9 graduate programs plus several stackable certificate options and doctoral
programs.  

The Senior Academic Advisor provides educational guidance to our students by connecting students with appropriate paths
of study to achieve their educational goals within a specific school/program in the university or within a specific field of study.  This
person also plays a lead role for CCI advising within the advising team and across the University.

Job Summary

The Senior Academic Advisor provides educational guidance to students by connecting students with appropriate paths of study to achieve
their educational goals within a specific school/program in the university or within a specific field of study.  This person also plays a
lead role for CCI advising within the advising team and across the University.

Essential Functions

  • Provide one-one-one advising to undergraduate and/or graduate CCI students regarding curriculum issues, academic progress, and other
    related matters; advise students on college and university regulations and refer them to appropriate university resources
  • Ensure
    accurate information in communicated to students and faculty in an effective and timely manner.
  • In collaboration with the Assistant
    Dean of Advising and Student Success and Assistant Director manage escalated student issues
  • Act as the student liaison between
    other departments; possess a thorough understanding of university policies, procedure, requirements, and effectively communicate them to
    students
  • Maintain the confidentiality of student records and other information according to FERPA regulations.
  • Efficiently
    and professionally support students with clear communication, concerned care, creative and timely solutions to problems.
  • Communicate with faculty and department heads regarding issues pertaining to student academic or conduct issues.
  • Assist
    students with the registration process and resolve any problems they may encounter; maintain lines of communication with faculty,
    administration, and students.
  • Pre-clear candidates for graduation, making sure all requirements for degree are met.
  • Attend
    student recruitment and retention events. This includes evening and weekend work.
  • Other specific projects/duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree
  • A minimum of 3 years academic advising, counseling,
    or higher education experience
  • Excellent oral, written, listening, and interpersonal skills
  • Subject matter expertise
    including extensive knowledge of the university’s educational offerings 
  • Possess strong customer service focus

Physical Demands

Sitting at a desk/table

Location

University City, Philadelphia,
PA

Additional Information

This position is classified as exempt with a salary grade of J.
For more information regarding Drexel’s Professional Staff salary structure, https://drexel.edu/hr/career/ducomp/salstructure/

Special Instructions to the
Applicant

Please make sure you upload your resume and cover letter when submitting your application.http://careers.drexel.edu/cw/en-us/job/499140?

Review of applicants will
begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.

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