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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM M-F

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Job Description Summary / TWC Summary:

Responsible for providing educational guidance and assistance for students by planning schedules, recommending courses and determining appropriate education solutions for different types of students. Provide a continuous and consistent process of frequent, accumulated personal contacts with advisee.

Essential Duties Summary:

  • Serves as the primary advisor/recruiter for the College of Education.
  • Assist students in their growth and development by constructing meaningful educational plans which are compatible with their life goals. Connecting students and providing educational guidance, planning schedules, recommending courses and determining appropriate education solutions.
  • (Freshmen advisees) Meet with advisee during orientation to assist student with initial adjustment to university academic life. Special sessions should be scheduled throughout the first academic year.
  • (For continuing advisees) Meet at least once each semester with continuing students to plan for the coming semester (or summer) and to review/revise long range academic program schedules.
  • Monitor progress toward educational/career goals and meet at least once each semester to review the progress toward completing the proposed academic program and to discuss grades and other performance indicators.
  • Follow-up with the advisee on any report of unsatisfactory work (notice of class probation for poor attendance, notice of FA and/or failing grades, incomplete grades from past semester(s), etc.). Special attention should be paid to students who are placed on academic probation.
  • Approve all designated educational transactions (e.g., pre­ registration/registration schedule, drops/adds, withdrawals, change of major and advisor, waivers, graduation requirements, etc.).
  • Maintain an up-to-date Advising Portfolio, with a summary record of performance to date (grade reports; transcript, requirements completed, etc.), dates of conferences, notation of special circumstances, and up-to- date details, etc.
  • Interprets and explains department policy and procedures; participates in preparation of orientation and presents academic information to new student during orientation.
  • Inform and, if necessary, refer students to other institutional resources when academic, attitudinal, attendance, or other personal problems require intervention by other professionals. (e.g., Office of Academic Development, Academic Services, Personal Counseling, etc.)
  • Proactively contact and be available for student advisees on a regular basis. Office hours should be posted on the advisor’s office door and preferably given to the advisee early in the semester. Advisors should plan for extended hours during pre-registration advising.
  • Consult regularly with faculty colleagues in order to have up-to-date information. For career and graduate school options, advisors should refer advisees to the Career Development Center when more information is needed.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

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Hiring Range:

$41,976.00 - $52,470.00


Bachelor’s Degree (B.A. or B.S.) from an accredited four-year college or university.

Master’s Degree (M.S.) from an accredited four-year college or university preferred.

Required Licensing/Certification:

Valid Texas Driver’s License preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Policies, procedures, practices and equipment.
  • Must have the ability to use personal computers and Microsoft Office software such as Word, Excel, Power Point and Access.
  • Must also have the ability to use job related databases, system query and reports generation.
Skill in:
  • Problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Multitasking and time management.
  • Both verbal and written communication.
Ability to:
  • Prepare detailed reports.
  • Work independently.

Work Experience:

One (1) to three (3) years of related experience.

Working/Environmental Conditions:

  • Prolonged standing and/or walking.
  • Handling light weight objects.
  • Using or carrying equipment.

UA EEO Statement:

It is the policy of Texas Southern University to provide a work environment that is free from discrimination for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, individuals with disability, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its programs, activities, admissions or employment policies. This policy of equal opportunity is strictly observed in all University employment-related activities such as advertising, recruiting, interviewing, testing, employment training, compensation, promotion, termination, and employment benefits. This policy expressly prohibits harassment and discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, genetic history, national origin, individuals with disability, age, citizenship status, or protected veteran status. This policy shall be adhered to in accordance with the provisions of all applicable federal, state and local laws, including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

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