Academic Advisor III

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: College Station, TEXAS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Title

Academic Advisor III


Texas A&M University Health Science Center


School of Public Health

Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type


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 Health Science Center (HSC) is looking for an Academic Advisor III to serve as a member of our Graduate Student Services Department . We desire an individual who subscribes to and supports our commitment as stated above. The successful applicant will bring an expert level of administration experience to the position and understand the demands of supporting executives 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 III, under general supervision, recruits and advises students concerning their educational or career goals, academic requirements, and related personal concerns

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in applicable field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Four 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.
  • Experience working with diverse individuals and communities


  • Provides academic advice and guidance to students.
  • Advises students with academic, probationary, and financial concerns and determines possible courses of action, when appropriate.
  • Approves/enters course substitutions, add/drops, Q drops, withdraws, and change of curriculums.
  • May approve and sign no grade drops, no record drops, and applications for readmission.
  • Responsible for adding certificate programs into the University Adjustment System, when applicable. In collaboration with others, creates probation letters as needed.
  • Monitors student probationary terms.
  • May serve on scholarship committees.
  • Meets with and refers students to available resources and departments.
  • Maintains records of student contacts.
  • Audits 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.
  • Recruitment Develops and presents training materials and programs.
  • Assists with family visits and group tours.
  • May assist in conducting new graduate student orientation.
  • Provides oversight of students during new graduate student orientation and registers new students.
  • May assist in developing and conducting high school, community college, and college recruitment programs.
  • 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.
  • Communication Interprets policies and procedures.
  • Interacts with faculty to provide an exchange of information and to enhance the advisement of students.
  • Designs and implements student support programs and serves as an ombudsperson to facilitate retention.
  • Assists in developing and revising informational material, handbooks, and newsletters.
  • Administrative Coordinates, monitors, and manages required documentation for master level students related to annual progress reports, accreditation tracking, etc.
  • Prepares academic and advising reports for faculty and staff.
  • Designs and implements student support programs and serves as an ombudsperson to facilitate retention.
  • Assists in the development of grant and funding proposals for enhancement programs for students.
  • Other Duties 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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