Academic Advisor II

Updated: 1 day ago
Location: College Station, TEXAS

Job Title

Academic Advisor II

Agency

Texas A&M University

Department

Health And Kinesiology

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description


Our Commitment

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

The Department of Kinesiology and Sport Management (KNSM) is one of the largest academic departments at Texas A&M University.  As one of four departments in the School of Education & Human Development, KNSM is currently home to over 1468 undergraduate students, 175 master’s students, 57 doctoral students (1700 total), and 87 funded graduate assistants. KNSM  is an active member of the American Kinesiology Association  (AKA). The department joins in the efforts of the AKA to promote the discipline of Kinesiology as a field of study and to highlight its applications that affect all through research to enhance people's health. To learn more go to: https://knsm.tamu.edu/ .

What we want

The Academic Advisor II, serves as an advisor to the Kinesiology and Sport Management graduate students concerning academic goals, requirements, and program progress. Assists the Graduate Studies Chair, department head, program heads, and other departmental faculty with academic processes and special reports. Manages the prospective graduate student admissions process for the distance education programs. Advises distance educations students concerning curriculum and degree requirements. Assists graduate faculty with documentation concerning new course development. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability as stated above. If this job description sounds interesting to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.


What you need to know

Salary: Compensation will be commensurate to selected hire’s experience.

Cover Letter/Resume’: A cover letter and resume’ are strongly recommended. You may upload these documents on the application under CV/Resume.

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 or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Two years' experience in advising, recruiting, teaching, coaching, Student Affairs or other related area.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Technology proficient.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations.
  • 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 Experience:

  • Three years' experience in advising, recruiting, teaching, coaching, Student Affairs or other related areas.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Texas A&M advising programs and systems such as WebAdmit, Compass, The Graduate School degree plan submission system, and Howdy.

Responsibilities

  • Current Student Advising - Advises distance education graduate students on degree programs, course planning and selections, and career and academic goals. Serves to facilitate the application and admission of distance education students. Onboards and advises distance education master’s students on degree requirements, completes administrative functions (e.g. degree plan approval, graduation application, Q drops, add/drops) at various key intervals in their degree program, and helps students achieve academic and professional goals. Serves as faculty partner in the recruitment, application, and matriculation process until graduation for distance master’s programs. Assists with these processes for face to face master’s programs. Tracks each master's student’s distance education hours taken each semester and communicates distance education limits to students to ensure compliance with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) regulations. Monitors all course sections for distance education and on-campus compliance, and makes course and enrollment changes as needed.
  • Prospective Student Recruitment and Admissions - Responds to inquiries about all KNSM graduate programs from students, with particular emphasis on the distance education programs. Has knowledge of university and college policies and procedures. Provides guidance and advice to prospective students on graduate admissions requirements and deadlines. Serves to facilitate the application and admission of students. Serves as department contact for the graduate admissions system, and facilitates application and admissions of distance education students using this system. Acts as main system administrator for department that is responsible for updating access, accessing student applications, and communicating with faculty about the system. Manages admissions for distance education master’s programs tri-annually.
  • Database Management and Administration - Develops and maintains student tracking database for master’s students across different programs of emphasis, including on-campus and online M.Ed. degree programs. Routinely updates necessary databases and electronic file storage with pertinent information. May develop and revise information materials, handbooks, and newsletters for students and the department. Responsible for communicating deadlines around TAGG grant submissions and overseeing signature and return process for this scholarship.  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.

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