Job Positions

Academic Advisor II-R-043187

Categories: South Central Region 7


Center for Student Success


Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Date Posted:

Oct 20 2021 1:41PM

Close Date:

Nov 3 2021

Position Description

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Job Title Academic Advisor II
Agency Texas A&M University - Kingsville
Department Avp-Student Success
Proposed Minimum Salary Commensurate
Job Location Kingsville, Texas
Job Type Staff
Job Description Job Summary
The Academic Advisor II, under general supervision, recruits and advises students concerning their career goals and academic requirements.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides academic advice and guidance to students. Advises students with academic, probationary, and financial concerns and determines possible courses of action. Processes add/drops, Q drops, withdraws, and changes of curriculums. May process course substitutions and teacher certification. Reviews degree plans, academic records, and test scores on file. Verifies completion of degree requirements. Reviews and provides input on scholarship applications. Monitors student progress and degree requirements, and fosters retention of students through mentoring, monitoring of student grades, and other support programs. Answers inquiries and provides information to prospective students, students, and parents. Meets with and refers students to available resources and departments. Assists students with adds/drops, withdrawals, and changes of curriculum. Maintains records of student contacts. Creates and gives presentations about the University to visiting groups. Develops and presents training materials and programs. Participates in events, activities, and programs. Assists with family visits and group tours. Implements projects. Provides leadership for faculty advisors on academic advising-related activities. Prepares academic and advising reports. Develops and revises informational material, handbooks, and newsletters. Visits high schools to present and distribute information concerning University programs and opportunities. Communicates with high schools and community colleges to identify students for recruitment. Conducts various recruitment programs.

Application Process

Applicants will apply through WorkDay.

Institution Information

Location: The University is located in historic Kingsville, a friendly, safe city of 25,000 that is the home of the legendary King Ranch. Corpus Christi and its beaches are just 40 miles to the northeast, and the border with Mexico is 120 miles to the south at Brownsville or 119 miles to the west at Laredo.

Students: Most of Texas A&M-Kingsville's approximately 6,357 students come from South Texas, but there is wide diversity in the population, with students from 40 states and 35 countries. The student body is split almost equally between men and women. About 80 percent of students are undergraduates. Ethnically, the campus reflects the demographics of the area, with 69 percent of the students Hispanic, 15 percent white, and 4 percent African American. About 7 percent are international students.

Additional Information

Texas A&M-Kingsville is South Texas' greatest university, offering more academic programs and degrees, providing better learning and living facilities, doing more research, awarding more scholarships and producing more successful graduates than any other college or university in the region.

Contact Information

Veronica Salas, M.S. Director, Advising and Retention


Required Qualifications

Minimum Requirements Education
- Bachelor’s degree in applicable field or equivalent combination of education and experience.

- Two years of related experience.

Knowledge of
- Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications. Knowledge of student information systems, degree planning, and degree audits.

Ability to
- Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Ability to present information clearly and concisely. Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality. Excellent written communication, analytical, interpersonal, and organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Familiar with Banner, Starfish and Degree Works