Academic Advisor II

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: College Station, TEXAS

The Academic Advisor II, under general supervision, recruits and advises undergraduate students concerning their educational or career goals, academic requirements, and related personal concerns, oversees undergraduate student training programs, and assists with developing programs focused on student persistence and success. Participates in advising registration and retention activities of Advising Services.

  • Assists in directing daily activities of Advising Services

  • Provides academic advice and guidance to students, primarily undergraduates. Advises students with academic, probationary, and financial concerns and determines possible courses of action.  Approves and signs degree plans, course substitutions, add/drops, Q drops, withdraws, and change of curriculums.  Approves, establishes, and monitors student probationary terms. May approve and sign no grade drops, no record drops, and applications for readmissions.

  • Verifies completion of degree requirements. Reviews and provides input on transfer and change of curriculum applications. Monitors student progress and degree requirements. Designs and implements student support programs and serves as an ombudsperson to facilitate retention.

  • Answers inquiries and provides information to prospective students, students, and parents. Meets with and refers students to available resources and departments. Assists in the development of systems for maintaining records of student contacts.

  • Assists with the support, development, implementation, and evaluation of new and continuing programs designed to improve student persistence and success

  • Develops and implements training programs and resources for student employees, advisors, and faculty

  • Develops marketing strategies to reach faculty and students.

  • Oversees summer undergraduate research programs, recruiting, hiring, training, evaluation, and reporting.

  • Assists with the planning, advising, and auditing process for programs such as new student orientation (NSO) and transfer student orientation (TSO). Provides oversight of students during new student orientation and registers new students. Develops and presents training materials and programs. Assists with family visits and group tours. 

  • Serves on various committees.

  • Generates and analyzes data regarding student success and persistence.

  • Interprets policies and procedures. Interacts with faculty to provide an exchange of information and to enhance the advisement of students.

  • Prepares academic and advising reports.

  • Develops and revises informational material, handbooks, and newsletters. 

  • Develops and conducts high school, community college, and college recruitment programs. 

  • Organizes Honors student advising and events for sharing information on requirements of the program and process for obtaining research and honors credit.

  • Supports department through course scheduling and classroom reservations. Exercises independent decision making in anticipating and addressing long-term course scheduling issues.

  • Exercises independent decision making in organizing and executing student academic care and sustentation events.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • 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.

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