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Academic Advisor

Academic Advisor

Academic Advisor

University of Houston-Clear Lake
Houston, TX

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The Academic Advisors for the College of Science and Engineering and the College of Human Sciences and Humanities serve as a primary, front line advisor to students in the college, managing a defined caseload of students. Utilizes a developmental approach to aid student success, assists students with identifying academic goals, course selection and progress, and refers to appropriate campus resources. Maintain official documents for the student, such as candidate plans of study and electronic advisement reports. Participate in office involvement in campus new/prospective student events (Transfer Student Orientation, Open House, etc.) in conjunction with other staff and faculty. This position relies heavily on the use of technology (PeopleSoft, EAB/Navigate, etc.) to supplement the academic advising process and to track student success initiatives. Actively engage in professional development at the campus, local, state and national level, continuously seeking to improve techniques and skills in the field of academic advising.

  • Advise prospective and current students on academic requirements, course selection, University policies and procedures.
  • Analyzesand processes degree plans, petitions, graduation applications, and other academic processes needed.
  • Leverage the available technology to manage and monitor assigned student caseload.
  • Advise 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. Analyzes and processes requests for readmission from academic suspension, as well as financial aid appeals.
  • Support orientation programming and prospective student events as needed and make student referrals to and seek shared input from other relevant UHCL resources and perform other duties related as assigned.

Please note: One of the two vacacies is for the College of Science and Engineering and the other vacancy is for the College of Human Sciences and Humanities.

Required: *
1. Bachelor's degree.
2. Strong verbal and written communication skills, social skills, and critical thinking and listening skills to provide an excellent service experience to students.
3. Computer/technology skills, including Microsoft Office suite to conduct academic advising duties and create/process documents.
4. Attention to detail, ability to organize and prioritize work, and understand/interpret policies and procedures.
5. Ability to collaborate with others, be flexible, adaptive, creative, and handle numerous tasks with frequent interruptions.
6. Ability to assimilate large amounts of information and recall that information.
7. Must be accountable and dependable and exhibit cultural awareness and understanding.
8. Must be knowledgeable of various approaches of academic advising.
Master's degree.
One year of direct academic advising experience.
Involvement in professional academic advising professional organizations
PeopleSoft experience.
Micosoft Office experience.

Required Attachments by Candidate: Resume, Cover Letter/Letter of Application

Notes to Applicant: One of the two Academic Advisor positions is with the College of Science and Engineering and the other is with the College of Human Sciences and Humanities. Full-time position with benefits. Background check required. To apply, please complete the online application and attach a resume and cover letter. Applications without the required documents will be considered incomplete and disqualified.

Job Type: Full-time

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