The Academic Advisor II recruits and advises graduate 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.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in applicable field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Two years' experience in advising, recruiting, teaching, coaching, Student Affairs or other related area, or Master's degree or above with no experience.
Required Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Master's degree or above in education, counseling, or general subject area of placement.
Preferred Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Familiar with Microsoft Office. Technology proficient.
Will need to be able to learn to use internet based programs, such as Compass and Howdy.
Advises graduate students on degree programs, course planning and selections, and career and academic goals. Serves to facilitate the application and admission of students. Advises students with academic concerns and determines possible courses of action.
Reviews degree plans with students. Processes add/drops, Q drops, and withdrawals.
Provides academic advice to graduate students. Advises or refers students and prospective students in areas concerning college admission and readmission, professional concerns, financial aid, and student services.
Assists faculty with Compass information pertaining to registration, Q drops, department forms, etc.
Responds to inquiries from students and parents. Has knowledge of University and college policies and procedures. Interacts with college and other University offices regarding admissions, registration, advising, and counseling.
Uses Compass/Howdy for student registration, course prerequisites, etc. Maintains records of student contacts. May develop contacts with high school and community college teachers, counselors, and administrators as a mechanism for identifying students for recruitment, as needed. May develop and revise informational materials, handbooks, and newsletters for students and departments, as needed. Other duties as assigned.
Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.
Internal Number: R-005825
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