Academic Advisor I

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  • Freelance
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Job Title
Academic Advisor I

Agency
Texas A&M University

Department
Business Undergraduate Special Programs

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
Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School, is a vibrant learning organization of more than 175 faculty members, 125 staff members, and 6,400 undergraduate and graduate students in accounting, finance, management, management information systems, marketing and supply chain management. Mays Business School’s vision is to advance the world’s prosperity. To advance the world’s prosperity means providing a better future for generations who follow, including quality of life, environment and economic systems. To fulfill this vision, our mission is to be a vibrant learning organization that creates impactful knowledge and develops transformational leaders.

What we want
We are looking for an Academic Advisor I, to join our pioneering school. This position is essential for our college’s growth, as one will be responsible for recruiting and advising undergraduate students on their career goals and academic requirements. One must demonstrate excellent communication, interpersonal and analytical skills; must be able to utilize/manage student information systems and practice confidentiality. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability as stated above. Apply for this position if you are thrilled by students’ scholastic success and have a track record or desire to influence their success.

What you need to know
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:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and 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 present information clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.
  • Excellent written communication, analytical, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.

Preferred Experience:

  • TAMU academic advising experience.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Highly effective communicator in large group (auditorium), small group (classroom), and one-on-one settings.
  • Strong computer skills and familiarity with Mays undergraduate curriculum.
  • Ability to utilize student information management systems such as Howdy and Compass.

Responsibilities:

  • Academic Advising – Provides academic advice to undergraduate students. Advises or refers students and prospective students in areas concerning business school admission, professional concerns, degree programs, academic schedules, course schedules, course planning and selections, major options, and career and educational goals. Advises students with academic, financial, and related personal concerns, and determines possible courses of action. Advises new business freshmen at new student conferences and during the first semester required advising sessions.
  • Student Administration – Reviews, approves, and submits degree plan adjustments and curriculum changes. Approves, establishes, and monitors student probationary terms as necessary. Advises and refers students on academic preparation, time management, test anxiety, and study skills. Responds to inquiries from students and parents. Knows, interprets, and enforces university and business school rules, policies, and procedures.
  • Student Records – Uses Compass for student registration, degree audit, course prerequisites, etc. May exercise independent judgment for adjustment of student records. Prepares various academic and advising reports. Complies with FERPA.
  • Specialized Programs – Assists with specialized activities. Attends university-wide meetings. Creates presentation materials. Assists with organizations and coordinates special programs as needed.
  • Liaison – Interacts with faculty to provide an exchange of information and to enhance advisement of students. Serves as a liaison between Mays Business School and other university offices regarding admissions, registration, degree audits, advising, and counseling. Assists in the development and revision of informational materials, handbooks, and newsletters for students, departments, and the business school. May be cross-trained in responsibilities of other academic advisors in Mays Undergraduate Advising Office and in Mays academic departments.
  • 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.

In accordance with the federal contractor vaccination mandate, specific facilities at The Texas A&M System may be considered a covered contractor workplace with covered contractor employees. Therefore, successful applicants for this position may be subject to the federal mandate to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment unless an approved medical or religious accommodation is in place.

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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