Academic Advisor

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Requisition Number

Job Title
Academic Advisor

Official Title
Academic Advisor

Position Number

Education-Student Advising -132200


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Work Schedule
Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm; Occasional Overtime

Department Overview
The College of Education (COE) prepares professionals and scholars who contribute to the advancement of education, health, and human development. The mission of the Student Advising Office is to:
* Support the University of North Texas and the College of Education by providing developmental academic advising, Assist students in the development of academic plans in accordance with their life goals, Partner with students to assist them in their pursuit of academic success in their chosen fields.

Job Description
The Education Department at the University of North Texas is seeking to hire an Academic Advisor to join our team. Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

* Advise students regarding University requirements and individual program requirements including applicability of transfer credits in a timely and professional manner.
* Prepare accurate degree audits for each program.
* Confers with faculty or administrators with regard to academic policy issues, such as acceptable course substitutes for particular degree.
* Review four year plans and other catalogs as specified.
* Maintain accurate knowledge of University policies and general catalog requirements.
* Assist with advising for Freshman and Transfer Orientations.
* Evaluate transfer course application toward University Core and COE requirements.
* Serve as marshal or as needed in commencement ceremony.
* Other tasks as assigned.

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Minimum Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess Bachelor's Degree and two years of experience in student affairs, student services, counseling, or professional academic advising. The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are required:
* Strong presentation skills.
* Strong problem solving skills.
* Ability to use a variety of complex computer applications.
* Ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations verbally and in writing.
* Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships.
* Ability to work independently and lead project teams effectively.
* Considerable knowledge of University policies and procedures related to functional area (or ability to rapidly assimilate).

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

* 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.
* Understanding of degree requirements in the College of Education.
* Ability to work independently.

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

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Job Open Date

Job Close Date
Open Until Filled

Pay Rate
Salary Commensurate with Experience

Pay Basis

Job Type
Full-time Permanent

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Job No:
Posted: 10/11/2018
Application Due: 10/18/2018
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