University of North Texas - Academic Counselor

May 25, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Counseling
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The HPS-Advising Department at the University of North Texas is seeking to hire an Academic Counselor to join our team. Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:* Provides students with individual and group counseling related to academic, career and personal success. * Provide specialized advising on honors, remedial, or special programs i.e. PREP Program.* Listen, communicate effectively, and establish connection with students.* Effectively communicate and explain institutional policies procedures, deadlines, curriculum, general education requirements, and academic programs.* Identify career development needs of new students through referral to Career Opportunities Center and/or appropriate faculty. * Advise new students and evaluate transfer credit hours and prior UNT hours for applicability to degree program.* Review requests by students on academic suspension and make recommendations. * Prepare accurate degree audits for program major. * Review graduation application material for accuracy and completeness.* Serve as the contact person for identified programs and degree program requirements.* Develop recruitment, retention and graduation advising strategies and coordinates retention efforts.* Represent HPS programs at university and college informational and recruiting events. * Provide leadership in development/implementation of new student orientation, registration, and students success initiatives.* Conduct evaluation of retention and advising strategy programs. The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate. The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing. The successful candidate will possess a Master's Degree and two years of experience in student affairs, student services, counseling, professional academic advising, or related experience. The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are required:* Considerable knowledge of University policies and procedures related to functional area (or ability to rapidly assimilate).* Knowledge of Texas rules and regulations related to functional area (or ability to rapidly assimilate).* Strong presentation skills.* Strong problem solving skills.* Strong critical thinking skills.* Ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations verbally and in writing.* Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships.* Ability to work independently.