Job Positions

Academic Advisor III

Categories: South Central Region 7

Department:

Office for Student Success

Institution:

Texas A&M University

Date Posted:

Aug 2 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:

 
 

Position Description

The Office for Student Success is looking for five Academic Advisor III's to work collaboratively with college and department Academic Advisors to support students at risk of non-completion. We need individuals who support our commitment to student success and are interested in working in a team environment to increase the persistence and graduation rates of undergraduate students. The successful candidates will have an appreciation of student development and an understanding of the factors that increase the risk of not completing college, be able to communicate effectively with students and family members from a variety of backgrounds and college and departmental faculty and staff. Among our preferred qualifications is the ability to understand and speak Spanish. We need individuals who subscribe to and support our commitment as stated above. If you are interested in making a difference in the lives of undergraduate students, we invite you to apply to become a member of our team. The positions are all posted at jobs.tamu.edu, listing number R-021433.

Duties

  • Devises and delivers academic advice and other student support services to current undergraduate students, their families, university faculty, staff, and administrators, resource providers, and other academic advisors.
  • Reviews degree plans, academic records and test scores on file.
  • Verifies completion of degree requirements.
  • Monitors student progress and degree requirements, and fosters retention of students through mentoring, monitoring of student grades, and other support programs.
  • Executes and initiates plans to improve academic success through enhanced advising services in order to increase student retention and decrease time to graduation.
  • Manages a caseload of students at risk of failure and monitors their academic progress and success; intervenes or delegates when necessary.
  • Counsels students considering withdrawing from TAMU. Formulates and provides intervention to students with academic, probationary, and financial concerns.
  • Maintains notes on interaction with students in EAB Navigate Campus. Uses COMPASS and HOWDY (Banner Systems) to interpret degree programs and student progress in degree programs.
  • Generates degree evaluations and coordinates with students based on evaluation.
  • Answers inquiries and provides information to prospective students, students, and parents.
  • Meets with and refers students to available resources and departments.
  • Works with Academic Advisors in the colleges and departments to support use of EAB Navigate Campus.
  • Interprets academic and advising policies and procedures.
  • Provides follow-up to student caseload identified by college and department advisors.
  • Determines degree requirements and student curriculum needs.
  • Regularly communicates with and directs department and college advisors on their need for student support and follow-up.
  • Uses EAB Navigate Campus to identify students at risk of failure and works with department and college advisors to address needs.
  • Serves as a resource to college and department advisors.
  • Prepares and completes reports related to student persistence and success.
  • Projects and monitors student watch lists in EAB Navigate Campus.
  • Creates and sends communication to college and department advisors.
  • Coordinates the development and implementation of programs, resources, and workshops for students and advisors.
  • Identifies student academic success needs and works with colleges/departments to plan programs and services to address.
  • Creates, promotes, and delivers student success programs.
  • Maintains registration system and lists of students participating in programs and adds that information to EAB Navigate Campus.
  • Advises EAB Campus Administrator on messaging for EAB Navigate Student.
  • Represents the Office for Student Success at department and college advising meetings.
  • Serves on committees related to student success, advisor professional development, and other related functions.
  • Meets with advising staff to evaluate and update office services and programs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Application Process

jobs.tamu.edu, position number R-021513

Institution Information

https://www.tamu.edu/

Contact Information

Kristin Harper, kharper@tamu.edu

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Four years of experience in advising, recruiting, teaching, coaching, Student Affairs or other related area.
  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
  • Knowledge of organization and sequencing of academic programs.
  • Ability to work on campus in location other than office.
  • Ability to push or move a 2-wheel dolly and pull or move a wagon or cart.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education, Counseling or related field.
  • Four years related experience such as academic advising or college/university student recruiting.
  • Four years of higher education experience in academic advising, teaching, coaching, or student development/student affairs.
  • Some professional experience in student retention program.
  • Experience with data analysis in higher education capacity.
  • Experience in student counseling.
  • Demonstrated experience with EAB Navigate or related predictive analytics system.
  • Ability to understand and speak Spanish
  • Demonstrated written communication skills involving proper grammar and spelling
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • High degree of self-initiative and ability to think and work independently.
  • COMPASS and HOWDY proficiency.
  • Ability to analyze data for retention and academic success programming.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Knowledge of degree plans, programs and/or evaluations