Academic Advisor II

Updated: 12 days ago
Location: College Station, TEXAS

Job Title

Academic Advisor II

Agency

Texas A&M University Health Science Center

Department

School Of Public Health

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

Bryan, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

What we believe

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability.  Diverse perspectives, talents and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living 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 School of Public Health is looking for an Academic Advisor II to assist with advising undergraduate students concerning their career goals and academic requirements We desire an individual who subscribes to and supports our commitment as stated above. The successful applicant will bring an expert level of online program design experience to the position and understand the demands of supporting center staff and faculty 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.

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 them in meeting their goals or resolving issues. May develop or oversee programming or special projects.

Qualifications

Required Education:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Experience:

Two years' experience in advising, recruiting, teaching, coaching, Student Affairs or other related area.

Preferred Education:

Master’s degree in applicable field.

Required Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others. Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and database applications. Knowledge of student information systems, degree planning, and degree audits. Ability to present information clearly and concisely. Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality. Excellent written communication, analytical, interpersonal and organizational skills. Demonstrated ability working with diverse populations.

Job Responsibilities

Academic Advising

Provides academic advice to undergraduate students in multiple Health degree options to include both Allied and Community Health. Coordinates with the Department Undergraduate Program Coordinator and the Community Health faculty lead regarding catalog changes, internship placements, and scheduling needs. Meets with 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 and career and educational goals.

Administrative Duties

Oversees the development and distribution of informational material, briefs and coordinates with the College of Education on all initiatives related to the Early Alert process. Communicates targeted intervention approach to advisors. Analyzes data from Office for Student Success and provides analytics to various constituents. Creates and maintains social media accounts to keep students up to date on upcoming events and deadlines. Track followers and reach of information through social media platforms to increase visibility of the Advising office. Maintains undergraduate student database to include record of courses completed, catalog, classification, graduation, change of major. Creates reports for Department Head, Division Chairs, and Undergraduate Coordinator.

Recruitment and Retention

Serves to facilitate the application and admission of students, and retention of students. Conducts various recruitment programs. Responds to inquiries from students, prospective students and parents. Fosters retention of identified groups of students through activities such as mentoring, monitoring student grades, and other support service.

Updates Student Records

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. 

Other Requirements or Other Factors:

Work beyond normal office hours and/or work on weekends. Travel required.

Preferred Other Factors:

None

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/AffirmativeAction/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.


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