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. We are growing with the DFW region, enrolling a record 47,000+ students across our system and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.

Posting Title:

Academic Advisor


UNT-Education-Student Advising-132200

Full Time/Part Time:


Salary Information:

Salary to commensurate with experience

Department Summary:

The College of Education (COE) prepares professionals and scholars who contribute to the advancement of education, health, and human development. The mission of the Student Advising Office is to:

  • Support the University of North Texas and the College of Education by providing developmental academic advising.
  • Assist students in the development of academic plans in accordance with their life goals.
  • Partner with students to assist them in their pursuit of academic success in their chosen fields.

Position Overview:

Advising students on State, University and College degree/program requirements, course scheduling, maintaining and updating student status records, transcript evaluations, degree plan audits, and graduation applications. Serves as a subject matter expert on specialized majors 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:

Experience in advising education majors in Early Childhood-6 and/or Secondary Education.

Work Schedule:

Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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 Advisor


Effective Self-Management Use effective self-management of time and resources to maintain student access, availability for advisement, completing record and note keeping, and accomplish assigned tasks and goals. Updating calendars for appointments and walk-ins, anticipating and planning for cyclical events and reports, such as participating in orientation and graduation preparation, ceremonies and processes .


Advising, Coaching and Teaching Provide support and demonstrate advising tools including EagleConnect, myunt, interactive audits, transfer guides, and gpa calculators. Use the most efficient ways to complete degree requirements and avoid excess hours. Produce documents using all credit for the student to facilitate graduation. Deliver streamlined resources in a user-friendly format.


Programs, Advising Practices and Communication Develop expertise and articulate specific course requirements in the University Core, major, minor, teaching fields, and grade point average (GPA) . Effectively articulate institutional policies and general education requirements including transfer and residency credit. Continued participation in advising learning opportunities through journals, membership in professional organizations, etc.


Events and Workshops Participate and actively engage in advisor development workshops and training facilitated by the college and Academic Affairs. Support and implement initiatives to support retention and graduation. Participates in Orientation, Graduation, Preview Day, PSAS, and other student events as requested. Consider areas of impact and improvement for student experience.


Student Tracking and Academic Success Effectively use computers, computer systems, and programs. Continually update computer skills. Conduct a standardized survey after each advising session and provide ongoing feedback to centralized assessment instrument.


Counsel Students Regarding Choices and Goals Actively listen to all questions and concerns and provide support. Assist in the development of personal responsibility and initiative. Suggest resources to assist in exploring areas of study and career options. Maintain confidentiality and adhere to all regulations.


Teamwork Be flexible to accommodate changes or extended hours. Volunteer to help others if your work is done. Help create, support and maintain operational processes. Accept duties and participate in special projects as assigned in cooperation with other employees in the office to create an efficient operation to the benefit of students, staff and faculty.

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Job No:
Posted: 4/8/2021
Application Due: 7/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time