Associate Director of Advising

Pennsylvania (US)
05 Jan 2019
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05 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing is dedicated to changing the world through leadership in the science and practice of nursing since 1886. We were the first to offer an Ivy League nursing education for all three professional nursing degrees – baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral. The research we conduct defines the course of healthcare practice around the globe. Our students learn from the foremost leaders in nursing science. We offer a unique work environment for our employees who are inspired to be part of an organization that ‘Cares to Change the World’. Join us to become part of a vibrant community of outstanding scholars, highly talented staff and the best and the brightest students.

Manages Office of Academic Affairs advising functions for all levels of nursing students including meeting with students, developing/revising individualized plans of study, partnering with university resources, and staffing walk-in advising hours; serves as key resource for access student populations, internal and external transfer students, student athletes, and coordinated dual degree students; collaborates with Student Services team in managing Student Affairs functions, including New Student Orientation, Family Weekend, and related activities; directs Summer Mentorship Program; plans and implements student Wellness initiatives; manages cases of students in crisis, contacting key university resources as needed; represents School of Nursing at key school and university meetings regarding students.

Bachelors degree required, and minimum of 3-5 years of related experience, preferably in a university setting. Master’s degree (in Higher Education, counseling, student personnel) strongly preferred. Prior experience in student counseling or academic advising highly desirable. Proven ability to plan, implement, manage and evaluate initiatives, programs and activities. Must be able to effectively manage multiple projects and work in a team environment. Solid analytical skills required. The successful candidate will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to analyze and interpret information, present clear and concise recommendations and intervene effectively as needed. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations. Must work well with students, faculty, parents, and other constituencies. Proficiency in MS Office Suite needed (including word processing, spreadsheet and database management, and web management). Prior supervisory experience desired.

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.