Academic Advisor II

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: College Station, TEXAS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Title

Academic Advisor II

Agency

Texas A&M University Health Science Center

Department

Department Of Public Health Studies

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

What we believe

Texas A&M University is committed to promoting a culture that embraces, expands, and celebrates inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability that enriches the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff.  Diverse perspectives, talents and experiences are invaluable to our mission and support our core values .

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 Health Science Center (HSC) is looking for an Academic Advisor II to serve as a member of Public Health Studies advising support team. We desire an individual who subscribes to and supports our commitment as stated above. The successful applicant will bring an expert level of advising experience to the position and understand the demands of supporting our students in a fast-paced environment. This person must be professional, enjoy working in a high-volume environment and be able to apply strong organizational skills while being flexible in their daily routine. If this is you, we invite you to apply to become a member of our team.

Job Summary: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.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in applicable field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Two years of related experience.

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.

Preferred Education:

  • Master’s degree or above in education, counseling, or general subject area of placement.

Preferred Experience:

  • Two years of experience in advising, recruiting, Student Affairs or other related area.
  • University Honors experience.
  • Experience with BANNER/COMPASS/HOWDY, degree evaluation and graduation audit experience.
  • Experience working with diverse individuals and communities


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.
  • Reviews and provides input on scholarship applications.
  • 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.
  • Assists with family visits and group tours. Implements projects.
  • Provides leadership for faculty advisors on academic advising-related activities.
  • Prepares academic and advising reports.
  • Develops and revises informational material, handbooks, and newsletters.
  • Visits high schools to present and distribute information concerning University programs and opportunities.
  • Communicates with high schools and community colleges to identify students for recruitment.
  • Conducts various recruitment programs.

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.


 

In accordance with the federal contractor vaccination mandate , specific facilities at The Texas A&M System may be considered a covered contractor workplace with covered contractor employees. Therefore, successful applicants for this position may be subject to the federal mandate to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment unless an approved medical or religious accommodation is in place.

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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