Job Description Description: The Academic Advisor, under general supervision, advises undergraduate 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; may supervise projects.
Advocate for student needs associated with their educational and academic program. Clearly communicate accurate and timely information to students, and interpret institutional, general education, and major requirements per the university catalog. Exhibit strong, active listening skills. Help students develop a realistic self-perception and successful transition into the university and help them to establish realistic goals for future endeavors.
Direct students to resources, programs and services on campus when it is appropriate to do so. Help students integrate information so that they may make well informed academic decisions. Work to establish a partnership with students that will guide them efficiently through their academic program.
Document advising contacts adequately to meet institutional disclosure guidelines and aid in subsequent advising activities. Assist students with: major selection, course selection, the registration process including registration system authorization per course when necessary, processing various academic forms, and following up on processed forms to ensure that the student's record accurately represents the student's chosen major, minor, concentration, and catalog year.
Monitor students advising requirements: Notify students of academic and faculty advising requirements when certain conditions have or have not been met. Maintain accurate and complete student file documentation. Prepare for and participate in on and off campus recruiting activities. Prepare for, present and advise at first-year student orientations.
Regularly review each student's online degree plan, checking for accuracy and appropriate student progress. Communicate with students who might have chosen courses unrelated to their degree plan to reiterate program requirements for timely degree completion. Cyclically test and retest DegreeWorks DEV for catalog and programmatic changes using the university's electronic degree audit system. Perform appointment preparations including, but not limited to, reviewing all accessible academic records for accuracy and appropriateness of course work, communicating with academic departments for major-specific transfer equivalencies, and requesting the posting of approved transfer courses at the postbac and graduate levels. Retention efforts include using Starfish and requiring probationary and returning suspension students to schedule an appointment and discuss university guidelines and expectations at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Maintain a professional and cordial liaison with administrators, faculty, staff, students, and other involved constituents concerning advisees and program. Track and obtain documents needed for potential and current students from other constituencies on campus Obtain and extrapolate data for faculty, departments, and administrative offices as requested.
Certify students for graduation. Ascertain that all academic, college and university requirements are met following all university rules and policies.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Two (2) years of related experience in advising or working with students in higher education
Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), databases, and spreadsheets.
Excellent listening, written, and verbal communication skills.
Ability and willingness to work as a team member and to work independently.
Demonstrated initiative and follow-through skills; tact, diplomacy, and judgment in dealing with students, parents, faculty, and administrators.
Detail-oriented and demonstrated ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
Preferred Qualifications: Level I / II
Two (2) or more years of experience advising students in higher education.
Experience with Banner, Argos, Starfish, and Degree Works.
Demonstrated knowledge of developmental academic advising methodologies.
$34,000 - $35,000/annual (contingent on experience).
All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is a vibrant, Hispanic Serving Doctoral Research Institution that proudly provides a solid academic reputation, renowned faculty and highly-rated degree programs since 1947. The University has a heritage of teaching excellence with innovation in research and community engagement as part of the distinguished Texas A&M System. With palm tree-lined pathways throughout the campus, nearby natural wetlands, a scenic hike-and-bike trail and a university beach, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is the only university in the nation located on its own island, at the heart of the Texas Gulf Coast.