Job Positions

Academic Advisor II

Categories: South Central Region 7

Department:

Center for Student Success

Institution:

Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Date Posted:

Jun 16 2021 11:54AM

Close Date:

Jun 30 2021
 

Position Description

The Academic Advisor II, under general supervision, recruits and advises undergraduate students concerning their career goals and academic requirements; provides information on and refers students to University resources that can assist in meeting their needs or solving problems; may supervise projects.

Duties

• Provides academic advice to undergraduate students
• Visits high schools to present and distribute information concerning University programs and opportunities
• Advises or refers students and prospective students in areas concerning college admission and readmission, professional concerns, housing, financial aid, student services, degree programs, academic schedules, course schedules, course planning and selections, major options, and career and educational goals
• Serves to facilitate the application and admission of students
• Advises students with academic, probationary, and financial concerns and determines possible courses of action
• Reviews degree plans with students
• Processes add/drops, Q drops, withdrawals, and change of curriculums and may process course substitutions and teacher certifications
• Refers students on academic preparation, time management, test anxiety, and study skills to other University resources
• Responds to inquiries from students and parents
• Has knowledge of University and college policies and procedures
• Monitors degree requirements
• Interacts with college and other University offices regarding admissions, registration, advising and counseling
• Develops and revises informational materials, handbooks, and newsletters for students and departments
• Meets with prospective students
• Meets with freshmen and transfer students during new student orientation conferences
• Conducts various recruitment programs
• Develops contacts with high school and community college teachers, counselors, and administrators as a mechanism for identifying students for recruitment
• Fosters retention of identified groups of students through activities such as mentoring, monitoring of student grades, and other support programs
• Implements projects to achieve specific activities or outcomes
• Uses Compass for student registration, degree audit, course prerequisites, etc.
• Maintains records of student contacts
• Performs other duties as assigned

Application Process

Interested candidates must apply through WorkDay. https://www.tamuk.edu/finance/employee-services/hr/employment/index.html

Institution Information

Texas A&M-Kingsville seeks to provide quality undergraduate and graduate programs for students of all ages through a judicious blend of liberal and career education programs. The emphasis is on providing an intellectually challenging education reflecting high standards of academic performance. Texas A&M-Kingsville is dedicated to serving an ethnically and culturally diverse population. The University is committed to its mission of teaching, research, and service in South Texas for the advancement of knowledge and of regional development. 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.

Additional Information

Some evening or weekend work may be required.

Contact Information

Veronica Salas-veronica.salas@tamuk.edu

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

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

Experience
– Two years of related experience in advising and recruiting.

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.

Licensing / Professional Certification
– Valid driver’s license.

Physical Requirements
– Ability to lift light objects. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in student advising or recruitment.