Academic Advisor II delivers in-person individual and group academic advisement to current and prospective students new to UT Arlington. Assists with the planning and delivery of an academic advising initiative, conducts proactive outreach, provides interventions for students with academic early alerts, and lends additional support to students on academic warning/probation. Responsible for assisting with training of new advisors, facilitating the exchange of academic and technical information. Provide professional advisement to enhance the academic experience, student retention and completion.
Provide individual advising and coaching (e.g., guidance counseling) to participants to address academic, personal, career, and financial areas/concerns.
Assess academic/non-academic need(s), monitor progress and conduct an ongoing evaluation for each student.
Advise students on academic decisions and campus policies, dropping courses, etc. Participate in New Student and Transfer Orientations.
Outreach and Collaboration:
Assist with training new advisors and promoting support services to the faculty, staff, and students at UTA.
Assist CAPPA's Director of Academic and Student Affairs in new and ongoing initiatives.
Administer the College Success Programs and Initiatives; Program Marketing; and Outreach/Recruitment.
Assist CAPPA's Director of Academic and Student Affairs with department public relations and participate in campus events and activities, such as visiting groups and special projects as assigned.
Develop and conduct workshops/seminars in areas related to collegiate skills and life skills, as well as topics related to personal, academic, and career development for college students.
Give presentations and facilitate instruction of the workshops.
Maintain effective working relationships with other departments for referrals, consultation, and other services.
Performs other duties assigned
Bachelor's Degree and two (2) years of college/university student advising experience, as well as knowledge of higher education procedures or the equivalent experience.
Master's Degree is highly preferred.
Two (2) years of experience as an academic advisor at a public R1 University.
Federal, state, and local policies and procedures governing academic advising functions; and resources provided by academic advising associations such as NACADA and TEXAAN. A working knowledge and ability to utilize the University Catalog is essential.
Student advocacy; written and verbal interpersonal communication; organizing information and projects; problem solving; adhering to deadlines; taking initiative; student recruitment and outreach; and navigating student information systems.
Work professionally, collaboratively, and independently; and proficiently use Microsoft Office Programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, SharePoint.
Demonstrated willingness and/or experience working collaboratively with students and/or co-workers from a wide range of abilities, backgrounds, and experiences.
Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
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