ACADEMIC ADVISOR I / II

Location
Rio Grande Valley
Posted
Aug 02, 2019
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Academic Advising
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Details

Position Information

Posting NumberSRGV4060Working TitleACADEMIC ADVISOR I / IINumber of Vacancies12LocationRio Grande ValleyDepartmentAcademic Advising CenterFTE1FLSAExemptScope of Job

Based on the specific qualifications of the applicant this position will be filled at the Academic Advisor I or II level. The duties commonly include:

Provides collaborative academic advisement and professional career guidance for current and prospective students. Utilizes data to identify, monitor, and assess students’ progress toward degree completion, implementing and evaluating appropriate interventions as needed. May develop, implement, and evaluate initiatives that complement individual advising strategies to encourage student academic success.

Description of Duties

Academic Advisor I:
•Provides informative and collaborative academic advising for assigned student population.
•Works with external university staff related to appropriate support and academic needs of targeted student populations.
•Teaches students strategies related to academic planning and monitoring, major selection, and academic success.
•Provides career guidance to assist students in self-evaluation and choosing a major in relation to their career and life goals.
•Maintains up-to-date knowledge and disseminates information to students regarding University policies, course/ degree options, program admissions criteria and degree completion requirements.
•Uses data and case management skills to identify, intervene in, and evaluate targeted students’ degree progress.
•Enters data regarding academic advisement services.
•Collaborates with other staff to assess academic advising practices and materials, services and resources with the objective of improving the student experience.
•Maintains a high-level of communication with students and staff. This includes, but is not limited to, the ability to build relationships with students, faculty, staff, and others in the external community.
•Participates in professional development programming, assessment, and mentoring opportunities which enhance skills and knowledge in academic advisement and related fields.
•Performs other duties as assigned.

Academic Advisor II:
•Provides informative and collaborative academic advising for assigned student population. Position builds on the essential functions of Academic Advisor I.
•Teaches students strategies related to academic planning and monitoring, major selection, and academic success.
•Provides career guidance to assist students in self-evaluation and choosing a major in relation to their career and life goals.
•Maintains up-to-date knowledge and disseminates information to students regarding University policies, course/ degree options, program admissions criteria and degree completion requirements.
•Manages the process of planning, implementing, and evaluating interventions for targeted populations.
•Enters data regarding academic advisement services.
•Collaborates with other staff to assess academic advising practices and materials, services and resources with the objective of improving the student experience.
•Develops, provides and coordinates presentations for orientations, trainings, university events and activities regarding academic advising, retention initiatives, mentoring and academic success.
•Mentors new employees within assigned area.
•Collaborates with college departments to develop tools and resources related to major selection, academic planning and academic success based on up-to-date degree plans and admission/graduation policies & criteria.
•Participates in professional development programming, assessment, and mentoring opportunities which enhance skills and knowledge in academic advisement and related fields.
•Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received

General supervision from assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given

May supervise assigned staff.

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.

Preferred Education

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in education, psychology or related field. Graduate coursework leading towards a Master’s degree in Counseling and Guidance, Clinical or Counseling Psychology, Rehabilitation Counseling, Social Work or related field from an accredited university.

Licenses/Certifications

None.

Required Experience

Academic Advisor I:
One (1) year of experience within an education or service-related agency working with college students.

Academic Advisor II:
Three (3) years of experience in academic advising or related student service experience in a higher education setting.

Preferred Experience

One (1) year of experience providing career guidance and/or advisement for college students in a university setting.

Equipment

Use of standard office equipment.

Working Conditions

Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Office Environment: some travel and weekend/evening work is required. UTRGV is a distributed institution, which requires presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Work is performed primarily in a general office environment across the Rio Grande Valley.

Other

Ability to use computers for word processing, calendar sharing, emailing, accessing student academic information. Ability to successfully collaborate with faculty, administrators within higher education (i.e. college deans, department chairs, and other administrators, etc.) and professional staff. Strong written/verbal communication, collaboration and presentation skills. Ability to apply current University academic policies and procedures, current academic advisement practices, student academic monitoring and retention efforts. Ability to identify specific student needs and to refer students effectively to available resources. Able to read and interpret state guidelines.

Physical Capabilities

N/A

Employment CategoryFull-TimeMinimum SalaryCommensurate with ExperiencePosted SalaryCommensurate with ExperiencePosition Available Date08/01/2019Grant Funded PositionNoIf Yes, Provide Grant Expiration Date Posting Detail Information

EEO Statement

UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

*Date of Birth
*Gender
*Ethnicity/Race

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

If you have any questions, please visit our Careers site at https://careers.utrgv.edu for detailed contact information.

Additional Information

UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Quick Linkhttp://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/22153Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a current UTRGV employee?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you now, or previously, employed by The University of Texas System or any of its institutions?
    • Yes - I currently am employed by the UT System or its institutions
    • Yes - I have previously been employed by the UT System or its institutions
    • No - I have never been employed by the UT System or its institutions
  3. * Please select your highest level of completed education.
    • 6th grade education
    • 10th grade education
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Associates Degree, Technical, or Trade School Degree/Certification or 60 Hours of College Hours
    • Bachelors Degree from an accredited university
    • Masters Degree from an accredited university
    • Ph. D. or other terminal degree from an accredited university
    • None of the above
  4. * Please provide the field of study for your education:

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please indicate the number of years of full time work experience you have directly related to the position in which you are applying for:
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1 year
    • 2 years
    • 3 years
    • 4 years
    • 5 years
    • 6 years
    • 7 years
    • 8 years
    • 9 years
    • 10 years
    • Over 10 years
  6. * Do you meet the minimum requirements for this position?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Reference Letter 1
  5. Reference Letter 2
  6. Reference Letter 3
  7. Certifications and Licenses
  8. Training Certificates
  9. Other Document
  10. List of 3 References
  11. Unofficial Transcripts 2
  12. Unofficial Transcripts 3
  13. Letter of Interest
  14. Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
  15. Additional Document