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Academic Advisor

Apply now Job no: 498909
Work type: Full-Time
Location: University City - Philadelphia, PA
Categories: Drexel University, College of Computing and Informatics

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.

Job Summary

The role of the Academic Advisor is to advise current and prospective College of Computing & Informatics students related to academic policy, procedure, and progress toward degree. Perform advanced student service duties requiring broad experience, skill and knowledge of established academic policies and procedures.

Essential Functions

  • Advise CCI current and prospective students; counsel on curriculum issues, academic progress, and other related matters; advise students on college and university regulations and refer them to appropriate university resources
  • Assist students with the registration process and resolve any problems they may encounter; maintain lines of communication with faculty, administration and students
  • Manage active student files and maintain inactive file and archives file. Assist and advise in registration of students by tracking over enrolled, and under enrolled classes
  • 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

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3-5 years of work experience
  • Excellent communication (oral and written), interpersonal, organizational and analytical skills, and attention to detail
  • Ability to be proactive, recognize problems and offer solutions
  • Great customer service skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and to handle confidential matters
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to complete projects and meet deadlines
  • Proficiency with PCs and related software

Physical Demands

Typically sitting at a desk/table


University City- Philadelphia, PA

Additional Information

This position is classified as exempt with a salary grade of I. For more information regarding Drexel’s Professional Staff salary structure,

Special Instructions to the Applicant

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

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

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