Edinburg, TX
Aug 16, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Details

Position Information

Posting NumberSRGV4073Working TitleASSOCIATE DIRECTOR ACADEMIC ADVISING CENTERNumber of Vacancies1LocationEdinburg, Texas DepartmentAcademic Advising CenterFTE1.0FLSAExemptScope of Job

Manage the academic advising initiatives and activities designed for undergraduate students and manage day-to-day operations of the campus advisement unit.

Description of Duties

•Manages day-to-day functions of the Academic Advising Center.
•Acts on behalf of the department lead in the absence of the Director.
•Assists the Director with the development, implementation and monitoring of departmental goals, policies and procedures.
•Manages and evaluates the design, development and coordination of assigned projects.
•Supervises, trains, and evaluates a significant number of assigned classified and exempt staff.
•Functions as a resource for academic advisors regarding University policies and procedures relating to degree and program requirements including but not limited to grading policies, withdrawals, program requirements, course substitutions, graduation assessments, and transfer articulation processes.
•Provides technical advice, problem-solving assistance, and answers to questions related to the department’s responsibilities and goals.
•Assists the Director in the design, implementation and assessment of professional development and workshops for professional and faculty advisors.
•Completes assigned reports related to academic advisement, retention and career guidance.
•Conducts research, implementation and evaluation as appropriate for the design, development and coordination of the department’s goals, responsibilities and projects.
•Develops and adapts initiatives based on research and evaluations.
•Monitors budget expenditures to ensure compliance.
•Participates in committees and task forces designed to improve the quality of academic advisement and retention.
•Participates in training programs and professional development workshops and conferences.
•Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received

General supervision from Director.

Supervision Given

Direct supervision of assigned staff.

Required Education

Master’s degree from an accredited university.

Preferred Education

Master’s degree in Counseling and Guidance, Clinical or Counseling Psychology, Rehabilitation Counseling, Social Work or related field from an accredited university.



Required Experience

Four (4) years of progressive work experience in student advisement and/or career-oriented office in higher education setting. Experience leading projects and/or teams.

Preferred Experience

Six (6) years of progressive work experience in student advisement and/or career-oriented office in higher education setting. At least two (2) years experience in a supervisory role.


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.


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 CapabilitiesEmployment CategoryFull-TimeMinimum SalaryCommensurate with ExperiencePosted SalaryCommensurate with ExperiencePosition Available Date08/15/2019Grant 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

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 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 Link 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

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