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Academic Advisor I

Categories: South Central Region 7


Sciences and Technology


University of Houston Downtown

Date Posted:

Mar 31 2022 1:59PM

Close Date:

May 31 2022

Position Description

The Academic Advisor I advises students on academic programs, and works closely with students in an effort to help select, outline, and achieve educational and developmental goals.


Provides academic advising for new, transfer, and current students. Assists with maintaining student enrollment and retention; assists with various events to aid student enrollment and retention initiatives. Provides school/work/life balance guidance, taking course loads into consideration. Reviews graduation requirements; provides guidance on college and degree requirements. Provides various student resources as required. Communicates university policies and procedures to current and prospective students. Communicates and engages with high school partnerships to encourage enrollment. Provides advising to first time in college students, as well as transfer students from various junior colleges. Maintains continuous communication with students as necessary, via email, telephone, and in-person consultations to ensure accurate placement and schedule planning.

Knowledge of the advising function in a higher education environment, and the related trends, issues, and best practices; knowledge of courses offered and the requirements for specific degree plans, including co-requisites and pre-requisites; knowledge of TSI policies.

Strong analytical and problem solving skills; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; good organizational and time management skills.

Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse university community.

Primary Work Location: Works in an office environment.
Physical Demands: Work is performed in a typical interior work environment which does not subject the employee to any unpleasant elements; individual has discretion in relation to walking, standing etc., and has minimal exposure to physical risks. EEO/AA

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Institution Information

About University of Houston Downtown The University of Houston-Downtown is a comprehensive four-year university offering bachelor’s and selected master’s degree programs and providing strong academic and career preparation as well as life-long learning opportunities. Located in the heart of the city, the University reflects the diversity of the Greater Houston Metropolitan Area, and, through its academic programs, engages with the community to address the needs and advance the development of the region. UHD is an inclusive community dedicated to integrating teaching, service, and scholarly research to develop students’ talents and prepare them for success in a dynamic global society. UHD draws students from throughout the Greater Houston area. UHD is considered one of the most ethnically diverse liberal arts institutions in the southwest, a distinction that indicates the student body accurately reflects the Houston community's wealth of cultures, languages and nationalities. The University offers all students a specially tailored opportunity for quality higher education, as well as small classes. UHD employs over 1,100 faculty and staff. Since opening its doors in 1974, UHD has grown in mission and service, and now offers baccalaureate degrees in 45 areas and nine master's degree programs. Over 15,000 students attend classes in five colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities and Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences and Technology; and University College. UHD boasts over 56,000 alumni and is noted nationally as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Minority-Serving Institution. As one of the four distinct and separate components of the University of Houston System, UHD offers educational opportunities and access to students from a variety of backgrounds, including many first-generation college students, students who work full- or part-time, students with additional family obligations, and students who transfer from community colleges and other higher education institutions. The University of Houston System is a public system of higher education that includes three other universities in addition to UHD—the University of Houston, UH-Clear Lake and UH-Victoria.

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Required Qualifications

Required Education: Bachelor's degree

Required Experience: Minimum of one (1) year of related job experience

Preferred Qualifications