Assistant Academic Advisor- SSS Academic Coach

Job description




Assistant Academic Advisor- SSS Academic Coach

FLSA status:


Hiring Salary:

$2,654 – $3,904 per month

Occupational Category:



TRIO Student Support Services

Open Until Filled:


Educational and Experience Requirement:

Bachelor’s degree in related field. Two years of experience in academic advising, counseling, mentoring, teaching, or a related field. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.

Nature & Purpose of Position:

Serves as Assistant Academic Advisor to students and helps design programs relevant to students’ academic progress.

Primary Responsibilities:

Advises enrolled and prospective participants regarding their academic programs and curriculum. Assesses student needs each semester and makes appropriate recommendations and referrals to Student Support Services (SSS) or other campus support offices when appropriate. Maintains and updates confidential student files along with tracking student participation within the SSS program. Provides participants with helpful information to assist in classroom performance and academic progress. Provides grade check forms, lists of tutors, and grade point average (GPA) calculations and informs students about study skills. Provides retention advice to students on probation and assists in resolving academic issues. Assists in coordinating orientation sessions for groups, study skills seminars, and recruiting presentations. Assists in the selection and recruitment of SSS participants. Designs programming for non-cognitive development for retention purposes. Coordinates participant support groups. Helps train new academic coaches and mentors on academic coaching models and tools. Creates academic progress and participation reports for SSS administration. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications:

Regular contact with students, parents, faculty, and staff.

This position may be designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA).

This is a grant funded position. Continuation of the position is contingent upon continued funding.

Full Time Part Time:

Full Time


EEO Statement:

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.




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Job No:
Posted: 11/19/2020
Application Due: 11/29/2020
Work Type: Full Time