Position Details

Position Information

Posting Number

Position Title
Academic Advisor (2 positions)

Contract Length
12 months

Class Summary

Interviews and advises students regarding information, procedures and academic requirements of a specific program or major. Assists students in exploring careers, evaluating academic abilities, and setting goals.

Candidates Eligible to Apply

Position Type
Exempt Staff

Employment Status
Full Time

Position Funding Type

Posting Detail Information

Minimum Education/Training/Experience

Bachelors Degree and (1) year of experience in academic advising or related field within higher education or community based organizations.

Preferred Education/Training/Experience

Masters Degree and (2) years of experience in academic advising

Bilingual (Spanish) preferred.

Minimum Knowledge & Skills

Knowledge (position requirements at entry):
Knowledge of:
• Texas core requirements;
• Career assessment programs;
• Business software programs;
• Course content and objectives.
Skills (position requirements at entry):
Skill in:
• Use of computers and related software application programs;
• Interviewing and advising;
• Interpreting college catalogs, course requirements and program parameters;
• Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Preferred Knowledge & Skills

Knowledge of Colleague and Navigate, and the ability to utilize various technology tools to assist in tracking of student retention.

Licensing/Certification Requirements


Job Duties

Assess student’s stage of development and promote student growth by assisting student in establishing academic and career goals.

Advises students on academic and career issues: identifies the educational and career options appropriate for each student and assists with the analysis of each option. Sets up an action plan for student to explore alternative careers and related majors.

Identifies options for student to satisfy degree requirements; evaluates and makes recommendations on amendments/changes to student’s program of study; assists student in completion.

Monitors academic progress of students; determines eligibility and satisfactory progress towards degree; identifies current and potential needs or problem areas; refers student to appropriate campus resources for assistance.

Maintains student files and records.

Interprets and explains College policies and procedures.

Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

Physical Requirements

Physical Requirements:
Positions in this class typically require: stooping, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, fingering, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Minimum Salary Range

Mid Point Salary Range

Maximum Salary Range

Posting Open Date

Posting Close Date

Posting Will Be Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicant

Please NOTE : All applications must contain complete job histories, which include job title, dates of employment (month/year), name of employer, supervisors name and phone numbers and a description of duties performed. If this information is not submitted, your application may be considered incomplete. Applications with “See attached” or “See resume” will not be accepted in lieu of a complete application. Omission of data can be the basis for disqualification; you may state “unknown” for any incomplete fields. A scanned copy of unofficial transcript(s) must be attached to the online application.

EEO Statement

College of the Mainland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, disability or veteran status.

College of the Mainland does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of its programs and activities, as specified by federal laws and regulations within Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and 1992.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a bachelor's degree?
    • Yes
    • No
Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts (1 of 3)
Optional Documents
  1. Additional Transcripts (2 of 3)
  2. Additional Transcripts (3 of 3)

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