Student Success Advocate 1 - (STA006533)

Provides integrated career counseling, academic advising and educational counseling for undeclared and other targeted undergraduate students served by the Student Success Center; develops strategic plans to enhance student learning and empower students to successfully enter majors, meet degree requirements and persist to graduation.

  1. Provides integrated career counseling, educational counseling, and academic advising for students served by the Student Success Center, meeting with all assigned students each semester to explore career goals and related majors, establish academic plans, explain university policies and procedures, connect students to relevant resources, and provide support through transitions.
  2. Utilizes tracking system and other resources for early identification of at-risk students and recommends success strategies, services, and resources.
  3. Assesses individual student needs, making appropriate referrals to other campus services and resources as needed, and aids students in establishing realistic and attainable academic goals.
  4. Maintains records documenting counseling and advising sessions including meeting overviews, progress notes, referrals, and follow up activities.
  5. Monitors students academic performance, progress toward entrance into majors and degree completion, providing or recommending interventions as needed.
  6. Assists with developing and conducting orientation sessions for incoming Exploratory Studies students.
  7. Establishes and maintains positive relationships with colleges to promote effective partnerships in preparing undeclared and transitional students considering major selections or changes.
  8. Assists with the design and delivery of student success workshops for undergraduate students.
  9. Assists with the development of college success and major and career exploration resources.
  10. Acquires and maintains an awareness of new developments and best practices in academic advising, career counseling, and educational counseling, incorporating such knowledge into advising practices. Maintains knowledge of University of Houston majors, campus resources, information systems, and University and college department policies and procedures. Performs other job related duties as required.


Qualifications :

Masters and 1 year experience

Requires application of advanced principles, techniques and theory in a professional discipline or a thorough general business management knowledge. Knowledge of this level is typically obtained through a directly job-related Master's degree or equivalent formal training in a recognized field of specialization that is directly related to the type of work being performed. Requires a minimum of one (1) year of directly job-related experience.

Experience will not be considered in lieu of education.

Education will not be considered in lieu of experience.

The ideal candidate for this position should possess the following:

  • Higher Education experience, specifically working with undergraduate student populations.
  • Knowledge of the challenges faced by the first-year and first-generation student population.
  • An awareness of new developments and best practices in assisting the undeclared student population.
  • Ability to take initiative, problem solve, exercise excellent judgment, demonstrate critical thinking skills and adapt to shifting priorities in diverse setting.
  • Ability to clearly interpret and implement policies and procedures.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

The following documents are required:

  • Cover letter delineating the manner in which your work experience applies to the posting.
  • Resume
  • Salary History
  • Transcript
  • Three work references. The hiring department expects you to name current or past supervisors.

NOTE: We will maintain your confidentiality and notify you in advance of making contact with any of your references. References will be contacted only after the interviewing process has been completed.

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

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