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Academic Advisor

Apply now Job no: 496843
Work type: Full-Time
Location: University City - Philadelphia, PA
Categories: Drexel University, Goodwin College of Professional Studies

About Drexel

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

Job Summary

The Academic Advisor reports to the Director of Degree Completion Programs (GCDC) for Goodwin College and is the primary point of contact between current and prospective students and the College. Goodwin College employs a developmental academic advising philosophy which includes the communication of accurate information regarding degree programs, courses, policies and procedures. This specific appointment deals primarily but not exclusively with part-time adult students enrolled in programs delivered online and on main campus. The position requires an individual who can discretely handle information that is sensitive and confidential in nature and who is willing to work at least one extended evening per week.

Essential Functions

  • Manage student caseloads, providing intrusive, developmental academic advising support for students taking online, on campus, evening and Saturday courses.
  • Evaluate transcripts for the application of transfer credit toward a student’s intended degree program. Update and maintain student records. 
  • Develop plans of study outlining path for student degree/program completion.
  • Provide course registration and other transactional support, as needed. 
  • Conduct quarterly outreach to promote student engagement and retention. 
  • Assist with student graduation clearing analysis.
  • Develop and maintain appropriate schedules and transaction reports for Goodwin. 
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's Degree is required.
  • 2 - 3 Years of experience in post-secondary student advising is required.

Preferred Qualifications                                  

  • A Master’s Degree is preferred.
  • Experience advising adult learners, a working knowledge of Banner student record management and Hyperion report systems is preferred. 


  • University City.

Additional Information

Special Instructions to the Applicant

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

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