Academic Advisor III

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: College Station, TEXAS

Job Title

Academic Advisor III


Texas A&M University Health Science Center


Department Of Public Health Studies

Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type


Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M Health is committed to enriching the learning and working environment by promoting a culture that respects all perspectives, talents & identities.  Embracing varying opinions and perspectives strengthens our core values which are: Respect, Excellence, Leadership, Loyalty, Integrity, and Selfless Service.

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 Academic Advisor III advises approximately 275 undergraduate School of Public Health concerning their educational or career goals, academic requirements, and related personal concerns. 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 and is a lead advisor for new employee training.

What you need to know

Compensation will be commensurate to selected hire’s experience.

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 in applicable field or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Four years of experience in advising, recruiting, teaching, coaching, Student Affairs or other related area

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Suite, COMPASS, and HOWDY.

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in applicable field.

  • 5 years of academic advising experience.

  • Specific knowledge of Excel.


  • Academic Advising: Provides academic advice to undergraduate students. Advises students with academic, probationary, and financial concerns and determines possible courses of action. Meets with current and prospective students to advise and refers to applicable resources on 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 education goals. Reviews and provides input on scholarship applications. Monitors student progress. Answers inquiries and provides information to prospective students, students, and parents/guardians.

  • Administrative Duties: Prepares academic and advising reports. Leads on graduation clearance, progress toward degree, substitutions and directed electives. Provides Assistant Director and Assistant Dean with data capabilities and analytics to support enrollment management efforts, class scheduling projections, and other reports as required. Interacts with faculty to provide an exchange of information and to enhance the advisement of students. Develops and assists in the training of new advisors and provide guidance and support to the other advisors in Undergraduate Student Services. Advises students on academic preparation, time management, test anxiety, and may refer students to other university resources.

  • Updates Student Records: Processes add/drops, Q-drops, change of curriculum, degree plans, withdrawals and course substitutions. May approve, establish and monitor student probationary terms. Has knowledge of and interprets University and College policies and procedures. Maintains records of student contacts. Uses Compass for student registration, degree audit, course prerequisites, etc. Perform 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.

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