The Academic Advisor IV, under general supervision, develops and leads ongoing projects and programs that require significant collaboration with campus partners; advises students concerning their educational and career goals, academic requirements, and related personal concerns; provides information on and refers students to University resources that can assist in meeting their needs or solving problems.
This position may work beyond normal office hours and/or work on weekends.
Travel may be required.
Supervises or directs discrete functions within academic advising. Develops and supervises policies and procedures for discrete functions within academic advising. Develops and implements training programs and resources for discrete functions within academic advising.
Provides academic advice and guidance to students through one-on-one appointments, walk-in meetings, and group sessions on degree programs, academic policies, course schedules, and academic planning. Assists students with adds/drops, withdrawals, and changes of curriculum. Reviews academic records and test scores on file for proper course recommendations. Refers students to resources pertaining to enrollment, professional concerns, housing, student financial aid, student services, academic preparation, time management skills, handling test anxiety, and study skills. Maintains accurate records of student contacts.
Monitors student progress and degree requirements. Verifies completion of degree requirements for degree conferral.
Meets with students during new student orientation. May create and deliver presentations to new or prospective students.
Provides liaison to other University offices. Develops and maintains positive relationships with faculty/staff, and University departments. Responds to inquiries from students and parents.
Provides mentoring and training to new staff. May prepare reports to leadership regarding academic advising services, programs, or initiatives. May develop and revise informational materials, handbooks, and newsletters.
Performs other duties as assigned.
This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions.Other duties may be assigned.
Bachelorâ™s degree and five years of related experience in academic advising.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications. Knowledge of student information systems, degree planning, and degree audits.
Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Ability to present information clearly and concisely. Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality. Excellent written communication, analytical, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
Valid driverâ™s license.
Ability to lift light objects.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Masterâ™s degree in applicable field
Knowledge of Texas A&M University-San Antonio curricula. Experience working with military-affiliated students and Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degrees
Knowledge of Banner, DegreeWorks, and EAB Campus
Ability to achieve a high degree of attention to detail.
Supervision of Others
This position may supervise student employees.
Please make sure to provide the following documents:
2) Cover Letter to include three professional references
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Internal Number: R-021554
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