Performs managerial work providing direction and guidance in setting and achieving goals and objectives; developing policies; reviewing guidelines, procedures, rules, and regulations; establishing priorities, standards, and measurement tools for determining progress in meeting goals; coordinating and evaluating program activities; and establishing and monitoring budgets. May plan, assign, and supervise the work of others. Works under limited supervision with latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
Help assist with development and implementation for transfer events. Advise prospective undergraduate students planning to transfer to Texas Tech. Assist students to resolve issues or barriers to enrollment; make appropriate referrals; follow up on student contacts. Work with academic advisors, instructors, administrators, and other professionals to discuss transfer issues. Designs, analyzes, conducts and evaluates research related to academic advising needs of transfer student populations. Provide data as requested. Collaborate with Texas Tech University (TTU) advising coordinators to align advising information, strategies, methods, and tools including coordinating workshops and events for transfer students. Know and apply TTU academic advising policies, standards, and best practices accurately and uniformly including maintaining confidential files and preparing materials for various entities. Create and maintain positive relationships with college/departments at TTU & other institutions of higher education to increase applications, admits, and enrollment of transfer students. Demonstrate ability to: thrive in a fast paced office environment, perform multiple tasks; and adapt to sudden changes to processes, procedures, and/or action plans. Occasional Duties : Attend professional development meetings, seminars, workshops, training sessions to strengthen knowledge of current practices/trends in area(s) of responsibility, improve and develop transfer programming, increase/expand/grow professional abilities. Other related duties as assigned.
Complete Application, including Cover letter, Professional/Personal References, Resume/CV.
Texas Tech University was created by legislative action in 1923 and has the distinction of being the largest comprehensive higher education institution in the western two-thirds of the state of Texas. The university is the major institution of higher education in a region larger than 46 of the nation's 50 states and is the only campus in Texas that is home to a major university, law school and medical school. The university is located on the South Plains of West Texas in Lubbock (pop. 255,885). Committed to teaching and the advancement of knowledge, Texas Tech University, is a comprehensive public research university, provides the highest standards of excellence in higher education, fosters intellectual and personal development, and stimulates meaningful research and service to humankind. Texas Tech is among 131 universities and colleges in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's “Very High Research Activity” category. The University also is only one of 94 public institutions listed. The list is updated every three years and universities must maintain specific criteria to achieve designation. Texas Tech first made the list in 2015 and was reaffirmed in 2018. In 2019, the University achieved full status as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). In the Fall of 2019, the institution recorded an undergraduate Hispanic student population of 29.2%. While HSI status is determined based on an undergraduate student body that is above 25% Hispanic, Texas Tech offers a comprehensive series of programs, services, initiatives, and organizations to underrepresented students, students of color, and first-generation students, many of whom are Hispanic. In fall 2020, 40,322 students were enrolled in the university. Of those, 33,269 were undergraduate and 7,053 graduate and law students. The University consists of thirteen colleges and schools and offers more than 150 undergraduate degrees, 100 graduate degrees, and 50 doctoral degrees. Texas Tech University is part of the Big 12 Conference in athletics and compete in 17 varsity sports, including nine women’s and eight men’s programs. For more information, explore the Texas Tech University website: www.ttu.edu.
While the main campus for the University is in Lubbock, TX, this position will be part of the Texas Tech University Regional Recruitment team based in Houston, TX.
DaNay Phelps Assistant Director -Transfer Advising
Texas Tech University Undergraduate Admissions
Bachelor's degree in area of expertise or closely related area required. Five (5) years of experience in planning, developing, or implementing programs or research grants. Additional education my substitute for required experience on a year-for-year basis.
Outstanding oral and written communication skills. Excellent time management skills. Excellent online and telephone public relations and troubleshooting skills. Ability to work well with faculty, staff, students, and administrators. Possess the knowledge of procedures required to maintain confidential files along with the ability to prepare materials for various entities. Punctual, dependable, organized, and detail-oriented. Expected to follow instructions, and perform duties with accuracy and in a timely manner. Recruiting and advising experience, preferred.