Academic Advisor II

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  • Freelance
  • Anywhere

Job Title
Academic Advisor II

Agency
Texas A&M Engineering

Department
Electrical Engineering

Proposed Minimum Salary
Commensurate

Job Location
College Station, Texas

Job Type
Staff

Job Description
The Academic Advisor II, under general supervision, recruits and advises undergraduate students concerning their career goals and academic requirements; provides information on and refers students to University resources that can assist in meeting their needs or solving problems; may supervise projects.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides academic advice and guidance to students. Advises students with academic, probationary, and financial concerns and determines possible courses of action. Processes add/drops, Q drops, withdraws, and change of curriculums. May process course substitutions and teacher certification.
  • 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.
  • Answers inquiries and provides information to prospective students, students, and parents. Meets with and refers students to available resources and departments. Assists students with adds/drops, withdrawals, and changes of curriculum. Maintains records of student contacts.
  • Creates and gives presentations about the University to visiting groups. Develops and presents training materials and programs.
  • Participates in events, activities, and programs. Assists with family visits and group tours. Implements projects.
  • Provides leadership for faculty advisors on academic advising-related activities. Prepares academic and advising reports.
  • Develops and revises informational material, handbooks, and newsletters. Visits high schools to present and distribute information concerning University programs and opportunities. Communicates with high schools and community colleges to identify students for recruitment. Conducts various recruitment programs.

Required Education:
Bachelor’s degree in applicable field or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Experience:
Two 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/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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