Academic Advisor

Job description

Requisition Number STA - 201000000730
Job Title Academic Advisor
Job Description
The University of North Texas at Dallas invites applications for the position
of Academic Advisor.

The University - the first four-year public institution of higher education in the city - seeks an individual who will help shape the character of a 21st century, teaching-focused university. Candidates should be able to express enthusiastic support for the mission of the university to transform the lives of students, families and communities by providing high-quality, student-focused education in preparation for tomorrow's careers, and its vision to create the place of choice where students are inspired to learn, faculty are inspired to teach and the community is inspired to support. For more
information about the university, go to:

This position is responsible for advising students on degree/program
requirements and course scheduling. Maintains and updates student status
records, transcript evaluations, degree plan audits, and graduation
applications. Responsible for taking a leadership role in training and
mentoring other advisors, participating in outreach/recruitment activities,
managing special projects and/or serving as a subject matter expert on
specialized majors and determining how transfer credits apply toward
degree requirements.

Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Evaluates transcripts, AP scores, CLEP, or other non-traditional transfer credit hours for applicability to UNT Dallas degree programs
    according to established criteria.
  • Compares contents of each degree plan against the established requirements for a particular degree and notifies student of
  • Proactively advises students and groups from entry to completion; provides career/pathway exploration and career planning.
  • Provide assistance to all new and transfer students during orientation advising sessions for a seamless transition to UNT Dallas.
  • Provide holistic student support through collaboration with academic units and the division of Student Access and Success
  • Works with advising team utilizing case management methods.
  • Contacts students who have received academic alerts to recommend solutions and provide support.
  • Confers with faculty or administrators with regard to academic policy issues, such as acceptable course substitutes for a particular degree.
  • Assists with graduation exercises.
  • Work with students with a UNT Dallas GPA below 2.0 to develop a plan for academic recovery.
  • Works collaboratively with staff and faculty in support of retention initiatives (early alerts, midterm grade outreach, RFY programming,
  • Primarily advises Freshmen, Sophomore, and first semester transfer students.
  • Assists in determining TSI testing and appropriate course placement for incoming new and transfer students.
  • Provides robust advising to students completing TSI requirements.

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 a Bachelor's Degree and two years of experience in student affairs, student services, counseling, or professional
academic advising; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and
experience. 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
Physical requirements necessary to perform essential job functions
Work is primarily sedentary. Sits comfortably to do the work; however, there may be some walking, standing, bending, or lifting items weighing up to 15 pounds.

Driving University Vehicle? No
Work Schedule

Monday - Friday 8 Am - 5 Pm; Some nights and weekends

Substitution of Experience/Education Yes
Start Date
Ending Date (if temporary)
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must submit a resume with their online application.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Texas Workforce Commission
    • HigherEd Jobs
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Linked In
    • Indeed
    • Professional Diversity Network
    • Company Website
    • Job Fair
    • Current Employee
    • Other (Specify Below)
  2. Please specify source from above
    (Open Ended Question)
  3. * What is your highest level of completed education?
    • High School/GED
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • Ph D
  4. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. References
  3. Veteran Preference (DD-214)





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Job No:
Posted: 4/26/2019
Application Due: 5/8/2019
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