Academic Advisor III

Updated: about 10 hours ago
Location: College Station, TEXAS

Job Title

Academic Advisor III

Agency

Texas A&M Engineering

Department

Multidisciplinary Engineering

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description


Job Summary:
The Academic Advisor III for Multidisciplinary Engineering recruits and advises undergraduate and graduate students concerning their education and career goals, academic requirements, and related personal concerns. The portfolio of students includes individuals pursuing BS, MS, MEng, PhD, and DEng degrees and multiple minors and certificates.
Responsibilities:

  • Reports to the Associate Head, Department of Multidisciplinary Engineering

  • Provides academic advice and guidance to students. 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.

  • Verifies completion of degree requirements. Reviews and provides input on scholarship 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.

  • Develops and presents training materials and programs. Assists with family visits and group tours. May assists in conducting new student orientation. Provides oversight of students during new student orientation and registers new students.

  • 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. Assists in the development of grant and funding proposals for enhancement programs for students.

  • Develops and revises informational material, handbooks, and newsletters. Develops and conducts high school, community college, and college recruitment programs. Communicates with high schools and community colleges to identify students for recruitment.

  • Coordinates the direction of professional and support personnel.


Required Education:

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

Required Experience:


  • 4 years of related experience

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.

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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