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Senior Academic Counselor

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POSITION INFORMATION

Requisition Number
153649

Job Title
Senior Academic Counselor

Official Title
Senior Academic Counselor

Position Number
00011552

Department
CLASS-Student Services - 120200

Location
Denton

Is this an internal posting only?
No

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; some evenings & Weekends

Department Overview
The mission of UNT's College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences is to kindle the thirst for truth, justice, and beauty; to foster cultural literacy and scientific investigation; and to cultivate thinking, speaking, and writing abilities characterized by clear expression and logically coherent, evidence-based arguments. We see these as the values, forms of knowledge, and skills most needed by citizens of a democracy and by productive members of the global workforce.

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Advising Office's mission is to advise, teach, and empower students to define, clarify and achieve academic and personal goals through professional, caring service.

Job Description
The CLASS Advising Office at the University of North Texas is seeking to hire a Senior Academic Counselor to counsel students on career exploration, academic progress and marketability. Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

* Serve as coordinator of Social Science major.
* Evaluate services provided and make recommendations for retention and graduation projects.
* Provide academic counseling for integrative studies and social science majors.
* Work with special populations.
* Develop and implement programs and procedures to promote greater retention and timely graduation for social science and integrative studies majors.
* Correspond to student questions via email, phone, or mail.
* Familiarize students with general requirements for particular majors.
* Counsel social science and integrative studies students on careers related to their majors.
* Attend, represent, and actively participate at conferences and professional meetings involving advising and student services.
* Apply knowledge of career theory through the use of assessments and career counseling.
* Lead specialized advising workshops.
* Provide advanced academic counseling for students in complex situations.
* Assist with advising for Transfer and Freshman Orientations.
* Supervise advisors/counselors.
* Process degree audits and graduation applications.

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 four 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:

Master's degree in Counseling with at least two years supervisory experience and four years experience counseling or advising college students.

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

Is this a security sensitive position?
Yes

Driving a University Vehicle?
No

Job Open Date
02-20-2018

Job Close Date
Open Until Filled

Pay Rate
$3,956.33

Pay Basis
Monthly

Job Type
Full-time Permanent

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