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

Department:

UNT-CLASS-Student Services-120200

Job Location:

Denton

Full Time/Part Time:

Full-Time

Salary Information:

salary commensurate with experience

Department Summary:

The mission of UNT’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences is to kindle the thirst for truth, justice, and beauty; to foster cultural literacy and scientific investigation; and to cultivate thinking, speaking, and writing abilities characterized by clear expression and logically coherent, evidence-based arguments. We see these as the values, forms of knowledge, and skills most needed by citizens of a democracy and by productive members of the global workforce.
The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Advising Office’s mission is to teach, assist, and empower students to define, clarify and achieve academic and personal goals through professional, caring service.

Position Overview:

This position is responsible for advising students 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).

Work Schedule:

Work ScheduleMonday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; some evenings, weekends and offsite

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

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This position is responsible for advising students 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.

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Advising Policy: 1. Performs advanced advising work in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences regarding degree requirements and complex academic issues. 2. Interprets and makes decisions regarding academic policies. 3.Provides advanced advising services for complex degree audits. 4. Evaluates progress to graduation. 5. Assumes many of the applicability decisions done by faculty advisors in departments.

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Advising Communication with Students: 1. Corresponds with students concerning questions about degree requirements, transfer hours, etc via various forms of communication when the student is not present. 2. Provides information and answers questions for prospective students and parents. 3. Assists students with exploring other degree options or majors when necessary. 4. Advises students on ways to enhance and market their degree utilizing career-related resources. 5. Uses creativity and knowledge to advise students on ways to enhance and market their degree utilizing career-related resources.6. Provides appropriate referrals to online and campus resources. 6. Serves as on-call advisor for the office serving all CLASS majors by answering phone calls, emails and seeing walkins and/or assisting at the front desk on an as-needed basis.

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Advising Documentation: 1. Documents advising-related work in Salesforce.

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Degree Planning: 1. Prepares, updates and checks degree audits of self and others as needed, prioritizing VA, Athletes, Financial Aid and other exceptional degree audits. 2. Advanced evaluation of transfer work to determine degree audit applicability. 3. Confers with supervisor and faculty regarding course substitutions/memos. Makes changes in degree audits when discrepancies or substitutions occur.

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Graduation Applications: 1. Processes graduation applications. Advises students when complex problems or questions arise. Informs them of discrepancies, GPA and other requirements. 2. Confers with supervisor, faculty, and Registrar’s Office concerning complex course substitutions/memos.

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Orientations: . 1. Serves as a resource and problem solver in College orientation sessions. 2. Evaluates transfer course application toward University Core and CLASS Requirements. 3. Conducts departmental orientation advising session and academic planning presentations as needed. .

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Advising Related Responsibilities: 1. Reviews and updates both three- and four-year plans, catalog copy, encoding in U.achieve, and major-specific articulation guides for area community colleges. 2. Researches and recommends approval/disapproval of duplication and equivalency requests from Registrar’s Office. 3. Participates in recruitment programs for targeted populations (Eagle Landings, Preview Day, etc).

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Leadership: 1. Assists with training of Associate Academic Advisors as needed. 2. As a project leader, performs advanced assignments. Manages and prioritizes paperwork or projects for the individual’s specific Academic Advisor assignments and maintains procedural documentation for them. 3. Effectively communicates information to team, supervisor or office regarding the individual’s responsibilities. 4. May facilitate various retention programs/outreach for targeted populations.

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Cooperation & Professionalism: 1. Promotes good will with students and is effective in handling a variety of student situations. 2. Works in a professional cooperative manner with faculty and staff across campus. 3. Demonstrates an ability to be an effective team member of the office by assisting others when needed. 4. Performs all duties in a professional manner. 5. Participates in functions & events outside of the normal work schedule. 6. Greets all office visitors in a friendly, cooperative and helpful manner. 7. Participates in professional development opportunities.

Posting Number:

S1924P

Quicklink for Posting:

https://jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/45274

 

 

 

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Job No:
Posted: 4/28/2021
Application Due: 7/27/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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