Bachelor's degree in related field. Two years of experience in academic advising, counseling, mentoring, teaching, or a related field. Additional education may be considered in lieu of experience.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
Serves as Assistant Academic Advisor to students and helps design programs relevant to students' academic progress.
Primary Responsibilities (Staff Positions Only):
Advises enrolled and prospective participants regarding their academic programs and curriculum. Assesses student needs each semester and makes appropriate recommendations and referrals to Student Support Services (SSS) or other campus support offices when appropriate. Maintains and updates confidential student files along with tracking student participation within the SSS program. Provides participants with helpful information to assist in classroom performance and academic progress. Provides grade check forms, lists of tutors, and grade point average (GPA) calculations and informs students about study skills. Provides retention advice to students on probation and assists in resolving academic issues. Assists in coordinating orientation sessions for groups, study skills seminars, and recruiting presentations. Assists in the selection and recruitment of SSS participants. Designs programming for non-cognitive development for retention purposes. Coordinates participant support groups. Helps train new academic coaches and mentors on academic coaching models and tools. Creates academic progress and participation reports for SSS administration. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Internal Number: 25511
About Sam Houston State University
For more than 130 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The Measure of a Life is its Service", echoes across SHSU's six colleges and beyond its Texas campus through student research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more. Named for Sam Houston, Texas' greatest hero, SHSU continually strives to honor its historical roots through academic excellence that includes exceptional teaching from faculty members who care as much about their students' success as they do about furthering the knowledge of their fields. While embracing its legacy, SHSU also strives to meet the needs of contemporary students, both traditional and online. With over 20 bachelor's and graduate degrees available entirely online, and more in development each semester, SHSU Online is quickly becoming one of the best online universities in Texas.