Academic Advisor II

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  • Freelance
  • Anywhere

Job Title
Academic Advisor II

Agency
Texas A&M Engineering

Department
Education Program/Easa

Proposed Minimum Salary
Commensurate

Job Location
College Station, Texas

Job Type
Staff

Job Description
The Academic Advisor II in the Engineering Academic and Student Affairs Office, under general supervision, advises general engineering students (ENGE) from their New Student Conference through entry-to-a-major; advises freshmen concerning their educational and career goals, academic requirements, and related personal concerns; provides information on and refers students to University resources that can assist them in meeting their needs or solving their problems; refers students to engineering departments regarding major and career specific questions; assists with freshman recruiting activities.

Essential Duties and 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, and course overload requests.
  • Reviews and approves degree plans, academic records and test scores on file. 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, current students and parents and family members as appropriate. Meets with and refers students to available resources and departments. Provides students with guidance concerning withdrawing from the university and changing majors. Maintains record of student contacts.
  • Creates and gives presentations about the University and the College of Engineering 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.
  • This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Required Education:

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

Required Experience:

  • Two years of related experience.

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience advising First Time in College (FTIC) students.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
  • Knowledge of student information systems, degree planning, and degree evaluations.
  • 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.

Other Requirements:

  • Work beyond normal office hours and/or work on weekends. Travel required.

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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