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Senior Academic Advisor

Categories: South Central Region 7


College of Human Sciences & Humanities


University of Houston - Clear Lake

Date Posted:

Jul 22 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:


Position Description

The Senior Academic Advisor is responsible for advising a caseload of students at graduate and undergraduate levels in the College of Human Sciences and Humanities (HSH), with a higher caseload of graduate students. Supplements faculty advising at the graduate level. Serves as liaison to HSH graduate programs for the HSH Office of Academic Advising. Collaborates with HSH graduate programs and Admissions Office personnel to ensure a smooth transition for new students to UHCL. Performs outreach to new students to connect them to relevant program and university contacts. Manages office processes as assigned (Graduate Orientation sessions, Graduate Course Enrollment Requests, Graduate Faculty Advisor Assignments, etc.). Participates in New Student Event programming. May supervise non-professional office staff. Other duties as assigned by the Academic Advising Coordinator.


  • Advises prospective and current students on academic requirements, course selection, University policies and procedures.
  • Analyzes and processes degree plans, petitions, graduation applications, and other academic processes needed.
  • Coordinates the available technology at the school level to manage and monitor assigned student caseload.
  • Advises students who are not in good academic standing, including providing retention services for students on probation according to their success plans from the Student Success Center and analyzes and processes requests for readmission from academic suspension, as well as financial aid appeals. Independently coordinates and manages one or more programs or processes related to academic advising at the college or departmental level as assigned.
  • Makes student referrals to and seeks shared input from other relevant UHCL resources.
  • Performs other duties related to academic advising at the college or departmental level as assigned.
  • Serves as HSH Office of Academic Advising lead when Director is not present.
  • Possibly acts as the direct report to non-professional office staff.

Application Process

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Institution Information

The policy of University of Houston-Clear Lake is to ensure equal opportunity in all its educational programs and activities, and all terms and conditions of employment without regard to age, race, color, disability, religion, national origin, veteran's status, genetic information, or sex (including pregnancy), except where such a distinction is required by law. Additionally, UHCL prohibits discrimination in all aspects of employment and educational programs on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Additional Information

Notes to Applicant: Full-time position with benefits. Background check required.

To apply, please complete the online application and attach a resume. Applications without the required documents will be considered incomplete and disqualified.

Salary: $3,524.64 - $4,582.03 per month

Schedule: Full-time Organization: C0023 HSH Dean's Office

Contact Information

Human Resources Phone: 281-283-2160 Fax: 281-283-2158


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Three years of experience in academic advising.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, social skills, and critical thinking and listening skills to provide an excellent service experience to students.
  • Computer/technology skills, including Microsoft Office suite experience to conduct academic advising duties and to create/process documents.
  • Attention to detail, ability to organize and prioritize work, and understand/interpret policies and procedures.
  • Ability to collaborate with others, be flexible and adaptive, and handle numerous tasks with frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to assimilate and recall large amounts of information.
  • Knowledgeable in FERPA regulations, student development and advising theory, and also has academic disciplines knowledge and institutional knowledge.
  • Ability to make decisions independently and work in an environment of change.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree.
  • Experience working with graduate level students.
  • Advising experience related to College of Human Science & Humanities programs.
  • Engagement in professional academic advising organizations.
  • Previous management experience.