Academic Advisor I

Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Sep 18, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Title
Academic Advisor I

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Academic Advising

Proposed Minimum Salary

Job Location
Corpus Christi, Texas

Job Type

Job Description


This position, under general supervision, advises undergraduate students concerning the academic requirements for their chosen program. This position is responsible for assisting students in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences with course selection, registration process, and major selection. This position provides information on and refers students to University resources that can assist in meeting their needs or solving problems; communicates accurate and timely information and interprets institutional, core, and major requirements. 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.
  • 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 post-bac 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. Certify students for graduation. Ascertain that all academic, college, and university requirements are met following all university rules and policies.
  • Attend TAMU-CC Commencement ceremonies on a rotational basis.
  • Provide additional support to CONHS: Review applications for BSN (traditional, eLine, eLine military, accelerated) and RN-BSN; request retrieval of missing documents from Nursing CAS and report discrepancies to the Office of Admissions; update program completion course progression for students who are out-of-sequence due to course failure or extenuating circumstances; facilitate CONHS administration in the execution of university and college student admission, progression, and graduation procedures; serve as ad hoc member of the Admission, Progression, and Graduation Committee; prepare student files for committee meetings; support CONHS program orientations and events, including but not limited to the Recognition Ceremony and Meet & Greet.
  • May travel to national and/or regional advising conferences; may be required to work beyond normal office hours and/or on weekends.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • 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:
  • Master's degree
  • More than two years of experience advising students in higher education.
  • Experience with Banner, Argos, Starfish, and Degree Works.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of developmental academic advising methodologies.

  • $35,568 annually

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.

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