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Academic Advising Associate

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Work type: Regular
Location: Malibu Campus
Categories: Seaver College, Academic Support

Pepperdine University seeks applicants for the regular, full-time position of Academic Advising Associate for the Academic Advising Center, Malibu Campus. Candidates meeting the qualifications shown below will be considered. Applications will be accepted until the position is removed from the University’s job posting, which may occur any time on or after the “Open-for-Hire” date.


  • Provide academic counseling/advising to students
  • Interpret Seaver policies and procedures to students and faculty
  • Assist students in interpreting degree requirements and in creating academic plans
  • Maintain advising notes on students
  • Participate in crafting advising delivery systems
  • Provide referrals to university and community support services
  • Assist in the implementation of Faculty Advisors Training
  • Conduct advising presentations
  • Assist in New Student Orientations and with other programs as needed
  • Train, supervise, and evaluate student employees
  • Enforce university policies and procedures in regard to registration, graduation, academic deadlines, and fees
  • Oversee, update and audit On Course/Automated Degree Audit System
  • Evaluate and process transfer course equivalency
  • Evaluate and process placement exam and challenge exam scores
  • Clear students for graduation
  • Counsel students regarding graduation, On Course problems, transfer credit problems, and other issues
  • Process Credits Committee petitions
  • Assist and participate in graduation activities
  • Assist with schedule changes, name changes, diploma orders, add/drop and registration periods
  • Research student problems (graduation, lost diploma, and/or degree posting, etc.)
  • Assist with telephone and PepperdineXpress registration
  • Manage targeted advising messages
  • Assist students in locating tutors
  • Review and update website
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Uphold University mission through work performed. 

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Skills and Qualifications

Required: Bachelor’s degree (additional qualifying experience or supervisory experience may be substituted on the basis of two years of experience equal to one year of education); one year of experience in an academic advising environment, career counseling and one-on-one and group facilitation, preferably in higher education; one year experience with computer main-frame and PC-based applications and competency in the use of MS Office suites, MS Outlook, Windows OS and Web page-making; an in-depth knowledge of academic advising; ability to use statistical tools and basic research methods; knowledge of state and federal regulations governing academic advising; collaboration skills; people skills; strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills; presentation skills; planning and organization skills.

Preferred: Training on academic advising theories, principles, and concepts desirable.

Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education, and employment screening.

This is a regular, non-exempt, 40 hour per week position.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

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