Job TitleAcademic Advisor II-2
AgencyTexas A&M University Health Science Center
DepartmentDepartment Of Public Health Studies
Proposed Minimum Salary
Proposed Minimum SalaryCommensurate
Job LocationCollege Station, Texas
Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment by promoting a culture that respects all perspectives, talents & identities. Embracing varying opinions and perspectives strengthens our core values which are: Respect, Excellence, Leadership, Loyalty, Integrity, and Selfless Service.
Who we are
As one of the fastest-growing academic health centers in the nation, the Texas A&M University Health Science Center encompasses five colleges and numerous centers and institutes working together to improve health through transformative education, innovative research and team-based health care delivery.
What we want
The Academic Advisor II, under general supervision, recruits and advises undergraduate students concerning their career goals and academic requirements; provides information on and refers students to University resources that can assist in meeting their needs or solving problems; may supervise projects. Responsibilities: -Provides academic advice and guidance to students. Advises students with academic, probationary, and financial concerns and determines possible courses of action. Processes add/drops, Q drops, withdraws, and change of curriculums. May process course substitutions and teacher certification. -Reviews degree plans, academic records and test scores on file. Verifies completion of degree requirements. Monitors student progress and degree requirements, and fosters retention of students through mentoring, monitoring of student grades, and other support programs. -Answers inquiries and provides information to prospective students, students, and parents. Meets with and refers students to available resources and departments. Assists students with adds/drops, withdrawals, and changes of curriculum. Maintains records of student contacts. -Creates and gives presentations about the University to visiting groups. Develops and presents training materials and programs. Participates in events, activities, and programs. Prepares academic and advising reports. -Develops and revises informational material, handbooks, and newsletters.
What you need to know
Compensation will be commensurate to selected hire’s experience.
COVID-19 information: Texas A&M University monitors local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep students, employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible. For the latest information regarding Texas A&M’s COVID-19 response, please visit the University’s COVID-19 website . For COVID-19 employment-related information, please visit the Division of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness’ COVID-19 website .
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree. Two years of experience in advising, recruiting, teaching, coaching, Student Affairs or other related areas.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
Knowledge of student information systems, degree planning, and degree audits.
Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.
Ability to present information clearly and concisely.
Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.
Excellent written communication, analytical, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
Master’s degree or above in education, counseling, or general subject area of placement.
University Honors experience.
Experience with BANNER/COMPASS/HOWDY, degree evaluation and graduation audit experience.
Advising: Provides academic advice to department students. Advises or refers students and prospective students in areas concerning college admission and readmission, professional concerns, housing, financial aid, student services, degree programs, academic schedules, course schedules, course planning and selections, major options, career counseling and educational goals. Serves to facilitate the application and admission of students; processes add/drops, Q drops, withdrawals, and change of curriculum. Advises students with academic, probationary, and financial concerns and determines possible courses of action; reviews degree plans with students. Provides information regarding University and School of Public Health programs and opportunities.
Administrative Duties: Responds to inquiries from students and parents; has knowledge of University and college policies and procedures. Processes add/drops, Q-drops, change of curriculum and course substitutions. Monitors degree requirements and verifies completion of requirements. Interacts with faculty to provide an exchange of information to enhance the advisement of students. Has knowledge of and interprets University and college policies and procedures. Uses COMPASS for student registration, degree audit, course prerequisites, etc. Interacts with college and other University offices regarding admissions, registration, advising and counseling; Develops and revises informational materials. Implements projects to achieve specific activities or outcomes. Monitors degree requirements, maintains records of student contacts; fosters retention of identified groups of students through activities such as mentoring, monitoring of student grades, NCAA certification, and other support programs as assigned.
Conferences and Other: Meets with incoming freshmen students and transfer students during New Student Conferences. Performs other duties as assigned.
Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.
All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.
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