Academic Counselor

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UNT System Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. Over the past decade, combined UNTS enrollment has grown by more than 25 percent to nearly 44,000 students.

Posting Title:

Academic Counselor


UNT-RCOB-Undergrad Programs-131200

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Department Summary:

The University of North Texas G. Brint Ryan College of Business is the choice of more than 7,000 students — making it one of the largest business schools in the nation. Since 1961, the college has been continuously accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) — a hallmark of the world’s best business schools. Nationally recognized and cutting-edge degrees, enable students to learn beyond the classroom so they can become leaders in their field.

Position Overview:

To support the G. Brint Ryan College of Business by providing advanced academic counseling, career counseling, referrals and degree program advising to undergraduate business majors and prospective business majors in individual and group sessions. This includes the expertise to implement, develop and evaluate programs designed to increase student retention and participation in general degree advising activities (preparation of degree plans, evaluation of transcripts, processing graduation applications and community relations).

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s Degree and two years of experience in student affairs, student services, counseling, professional academic advising, or related experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Considerable knowledge of University policies and procedures related to functional area (or ability to rapidly assimilate). • Current knowledge of student development and counseling theory. • Strong presentation, problem solving, and critical thinking skills. • Strong counseling skills including career development and group facilitation. • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations verbally and in writing. • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships. • Ability to work independently. • Remains active in professional development.

Work Schedule:

8:00AM to 5:00PM and weekends and evening as required

Driving University Vehicle:


Security Sensitive:

This is a security sensitive position.

EEO Statement:

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.

Classification Title:

Academic Counselor

Physical Requirements:

Lifting up to 10 pounds, Reaching, Sitting, Writing, Ability to communicate


Maintains effective knowledge and use of advising approaches for implementation in individual advising sessions and in construction and implementation of advising programs


Advises prospective and current students regarding University and degree requirements, as well as career/major choices, in a timely and professional manner


Develops and assesses retention initiatives to increase student persistence and graduation rates


Effectively coordinates and leads undergraduate Transfer Orientation activities for the College


Manages processes and programs designed for students exploring RCOB degree options


Efficiently, accurately and thoroughly maintains and updates student degree plans and other records, including graduation applications, using university and advising technology


Demonstrates commitment to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion within the academic community


Demonstrate high level of professionalism within office, College, University and community


Complete miscellaneous projects and tasks as requested by supervisor, Directors and/or Associate Dean

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Job No:
Posted: 2/13/2021
Application Due: 3/5/2021
Work Type: Full Time