Academic Counselor

Denton, TX
Aug 31, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Requisition Number

Job Title
Academic Counselor

Official Title
Academic Counselor

Position Number

Information-Dean's Off - 133100


Is this an internal posting only?

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday 8 am- 5 pm; Some evenings and weekends

Department Overview
The College of Information's mission is to generate, integrate, and disseminate knowledge in a learner-centered environment. We advance domains of knowledge in information science, library science, computing and technology systems, learning and cognition, linguistics, and human performance.

Job Description
The Information-Dean's Office Department at the University of North Texas is seeking to hire a Academic Counselor to join our team. Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
* Develop and implement programs and procedures to promote greater retention and timely graduation with the Asst. Director.
* Correspond to student questions via email, phone, or mail.
* Confer with faculty advisors as needed.
* Attend, represent, and actively participate at conferences and professional meetings involving advising and student services.
* Develop programs and procedures to promote greater career awareness among students.
* Lead specialized advising workshops.
* Provide advanced academic counseling for students in complex situations.
* Assist with advising office initiatives to streamline the COI advising process.
* Prepare degree plans to be sent to the UNT Toulouse Graduate School.

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.

Minimum Qualifications
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.

Preferred Qualifications
The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

* Professional work experience in one of the subject fields offered by the College of Information and / or a Master's degree in a field related to Library and Information Science, Learning Technologies, or Linguistics.
* Strong familiarity with one or more of the COI degree programs is preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must submit a resume, a cover letter and a list of three professional references with their online application.

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Driving a University Vehicle?

Job Open Date

Job Close Date
Open Until Filled

Pay Rate

Pay Basis

Job Type
Full-time Permanent

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