Academic Advisor

Job description

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 Advisor

Department:

UNT-RCOB-Undergrad Programs-131200

Job Location:

Denton

Full Time/Part Time:

Full-Time

Salary Information:

Salary Commensurate with Experience

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:

This position is responsible for advising student 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • 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:

The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

  • Strong public speaking and communication skills.

Work Schedule:

8 am to 5pm with weekends and evening as required.

Driving University Vehicle:

No

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 Advisor

Physical Requirements:

Carrying, Cleaning, Kneeling, Lifting up to 10 pounds, Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Squatting, Stooping, Bending, Writing, Ability to communicate

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I. Knowledge
Advising Techniques
Maintain effective use of developmental advising techniques for implementation in individual advising sessions and in construction and implementation of advising programs

B. University Policies
Maintain and communicate accurate knowledge of University policies and procedures and advise accordingly

C. RCOB Policies
Maintain and communicate accurate knowledge of RCOB policies and procedures and advise accordingly

D. Campus Resources
Maintain and communicate accurate and up to date university resources, refer accordingly

E. Transfer Equivalencies
Maintain and communicate accurate knowledge on course applicability procedures

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B. Accuracy
1. Worksheets and Degree Plans/Audits
Efficient, accurate and thorough evaluation and application of all courses. Correct notations, comments, requests. Consistent adherence to RCOB and University policies.

2. Graduation Checks and Applications
Accurately update degree plan, calculate gpa and remaining course requirements. Timely submission of graduation applications to the Registrar’s Office.

3. Orientation Audits
Efficient, accurate and thorough evaluation and application of all courses. Correct notations, comments, requests. Consistent adherence to RCOB and University policies.

4. Advising Sessions
a. Prospective and Transfer – Provide accurate course application and equivalency information, recommend proper course load and sequencing. Document through appropriate office resources.

Probation/Suspension – Assist student with accurate GPA calculations, clearly and concisely explain probation/suspension policies. Assist student in seeking best possible options to return to good standing. Document via appropriate office resources.

c. Continuing Students – Accurately update degree plan and check appropriateness of courses & gpa. Recommend proper course load and sequencing. Document via appropriate office resources.

d. Exception Requests – Consistently and accurately determine if student falls within stated exception guidelines. Clearly and concisely specify terms and expectation on advising record form.

e. File Maintenance – Update file with any and all new information, date degree plan or worksheet, document any necessary information on clearance form or comment sheet.

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C. Professionalism
1. Appearance/Conduct
a. Intra-office – Courteous, professional demeanor in interactions with other advising office staff

Inter-office – Courteous, professional demeanor in interactions with other RCOB and University staff.

c. Students – Courteous, professional demeanor with students and student groups

d. Faculty – Courteous, professional demeanor in interactions with faculty members

2. Work Habits
a. Punctual and reliable.

Effective use of time, completion and follow up of assigned tasks. Completes tasks promptly and accurately.

3. Ethical Behavior
Adheres to office code of ethics, works as student advocate while consistently maintaining academic standards.

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D. Communication
1. Verbal and Listening Skills
Effectively communicates with students and peers, conveying clear and concise information appropriately to best meet individuals needs.

2. Written Communication
Ability to create and distribute professional letters, memos, e-mails, etc.

3. Public Speaking
Ability to clearly and concisely convey detailed information to large and small groups.

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E. Initiative
1. Self-Motivated
Willing to accept new responsibilities, open to new ideas, follows instructions, accepts responsibility and is flexible.

2. Creativity/Problem Solving
Originality and flexibility in approach to problems, consideration of all implications.

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F. Teamwork
1. Support
Works to strengthen group effort through effective communication. Is flexible, open to suggestions, supportive of other group members.

2. Participation
Willingness to contribute and share knowledge (exchange information). Asks questions, elicits group suggestions, opinions, and help.

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G. Special Projects
1. Major Changer
Assists with preparing major changer audits and presenting at the sessions.

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Attend MBA/MS Orientations, information and recruitment events as a resource to staff, students and administration in attendance

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Supervise all messaging to current students regarding programs. Implement a marketing/brand strategy for graduate programs.

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Supervises staff and academic counselors.

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Guidance and direction of day to day operations of Graduate Programs Office

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Sets goals for staff/advisors

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Performs annual performance evaluations of staff.

Posting Number:

S1564P

Quicklink for Posting:

https://jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/42376

 

 

 

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Posted: 2/13/2021
Application Due: 2/23/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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