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Academic Advisor II

Categories: South Central Region 7



Engineering Academic and Student Affairs


Texas A&M University

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Position Description
The Academic Advisor II in the Engineering Academic and Student Affairs Office, under general supervision, advises general engineering students (ENGE) from their New Student Conference through entry-to-a-major; advises freshmen concerning their educational and career goals, academic requirements, and related personal concerns; provides information on and refers students to University resources that can assist them in meeting their needs or solving their problems; refers students to engineering departments regarding major and career specific questions; assists with freshman recruiting activities.

•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, and course overload requests.
•Reviews and approves degree plans, academic records and test scores on file. 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, current students and parents and family members as appropriate. Meets with and refers students to available resources and departments. Provides students with guidance concerning withdrawing from the university and changing majors. Maintains record of student contacts.
•Creates and gives presentations about the University and the College of Engineering 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.

Application Process
posting number: R-024337

Institution Information
At Texas A&M Engineering our employees are meeting new challenges every day. Through partnerships with industries, communities and academic institutions, the Texas A&M College of Engineering and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) work to enrich the lives of residents of the State of Texas, the United States and the World. Texas A&M Engineering staff and faculty members strive to uphold the universities core values of Respect, Excellence, Leadership, Loyalty, Integrity and Selfless Service, while working to fulfill the program’s efforts to transform engineering education. Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (979) 458-7699.

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Contact Information
Laura Olivarez
Assistant Director
First Year Engineering Academic Advising Services



Required Qualifications
Required Education: Bachelor’s degree in applicable field or equivalent combination of education and experience
Required Experience: Two years of related experience in advising and recruiting.

Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
•Knowledge of student information systems, degree planning, and degree audits.
•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.
Other Requirements:
Work beyond normal office hours and/or work on weekends.
Travel required.