Academic Advisor III

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: College Station, TEXAS

Job Title

Academic Advisor III


Texas A&M University Health Science Center


School Of Nursing Academic Support

Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

Bryan, Texas

Job Type


Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University 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 schools 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 Texas A&M School of Nursing is looking for an Academic Advisor III to serve as a member of the Nursing Advising team. We desire an individual who subscribes to and supports our commitment as stated above. 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.

The Academic Advisor III, under general supervision, recruits and advises students concerning their educational or career goals, academic requirements, and related personal concerns.

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.

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

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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Texas A&M University Advising systems (Howdy/Compass/EAB Navigate/DPSS)


  • Academic Advising: Provides academic advice and guidance to current advising load of students.  Monitors current student progress and degree requirements; meet with all students on advising caseload each Fall and Spring semester. Verifies completion of degree requirements and follows processes to approve degree plans and degree adjustments/exceptions. Assist other advisors as needed. Monitors current student probationary terms as necessary. Advises students with academic, probationary, and financial concerns and determines possible courses of action. Interacts and coordinates with various departments, Program Coordinators, and faculty regarding student success. Refers to University resources for academic or other types of support. Creates and maintains Advisor Handbook for respected advising area for School of Nursing.  Approves and signs degree plans, course substitutions, add/drops, Q drops, minors, Leave of Absences, and change of curriculums. Uses university systems for student processes. Develops ongoing training for faculty and staff on advising tools and strategies, campus resources, and relevant updates. May supervise student employees to assist with administrative advising duties and programming. Oversees an advising center, other advising personnel, leads an advising office, reports directly to leadership within the organization. Collaborates with campus partners in designing and implementing strategic, campus-wide programs and initiatives to support student retention and degree completion goals. Seeks opportunities to serve on committees to advocate for and contribute ideas to promote a positive student experience across campus initiatives.

  • Student Engagement: Consistently engages student population utilizing various outreach methods (e.g., in person and online) to cultivate a professional relationship to keep students informed of critical and relevant personal, academic and professional deadlines, updates, information and events. Proactively shares with students available academic, professional, and health and wellness resources (e.g., Academic Success Center, Career Center, Student Organizations, Counseling & Psychological Services, Disability Resources, etc.) May refer students with identified needs as appropriate. Actively monitors students’ progress through the program by reviewing and assessing academic records to determine status of progression, completion of degree requirements as well as identifying and referring those students in which additional intervention and guidance may be recommended to reaching academic goals. Oversees the planning and/or delivery of various department related advising, student success, retention events and academic campaigns (e.g., New Student Conference, 1st semester advising, inquiries from prospective students). Assists in providing reports and data analysis of advising initiatives and special populations. Assesses individual students' stage of academic development and promotes their growth by determining suitable developmental tasks.

  • New Student Outreach: Provides general information about all nursing programs offered at Texas A&M University to prospective graduate and undergraduate students. Monitors Nursing shared email and voicemail boxes. Guides prospective students in admission requirements; assists in planning class schedules, transcript evaluations, determining course selection, and/or course substitutions. Designs and presents group information sessions and admission workshops for prospective students and families. Represents the School of Nursing in a public-speaking capacity both on and off campus. Attends recruitment fairs held at high schools, other colleges and universities, and various health care agencies. Maintains records of prospective students. Seeks out and participates in professional development opportunities, as well as seek out and participate in approved speaking opportunities as it relates to academic advising/student success. Interacts with general visitors and answers various inquiries.

  • Assessment: Reviews and scores admission applications. Guides and assists students throughout the application process. Assists with planning new student orientation and lead assigned student advisee presentations; assists new students with registration. Maintains strong knowledge of University and College policies. Maintains strict adherence to FERPA in all academic matters. Seeks out and participates in professional development opportunities. Serves on School of Nursing committees. May advise student organizations. Assists with on-boarding and training of new staff. Assists in on-campus events as requested. Performs other duties as assigned by Assistant Dean for Student Affairs or Director of Nursing Student Services.

Instructions to Applicants:  Applications received by the School of Nursing must have all job application data entered and  must include the following attachments: resume, cover letter and list of references. Failure to provide all job application data and attachments 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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