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Academic Advisor I

Employer
University of Texas at Arlington
Location
Arlington, Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 22, 2024

Job Details



Position Information

Posting Number
S05469P

Position Title
Academic Advisor I

Department
Division of Student Success

Location
Arlington

Job Family
Student Success

Position Status
Full-time

Work Hours
Standard

Work Schedule

Monday-Friday; 8:00am-5:00pm.
  • Ability to travel to different campus locations.
  • May include remote and virtual academic advising work outside an office.
Open to
External and Internal

Salary
Salary is commensurate based on qualifications and relevant experience up to $40,800.

Duration
Funding expected to continue

Pay Basis
Monthly

Benefits Eligible
Yes

Benefits at UTA

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University Information

The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area that is home to over 7 million people, one of the fastest-growing tech economies in the United States, and a wide array of arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. UTA is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. The University is committed to providing access and ensuring student success, and to a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of discoveries by our community of scholars. With an enrollment of more than 40,000 students, UTA is the second largest in the University of Texas System. As a result of its combination of rigorous academics and innovative research, UTA is designated as a Carnegie R-1 “Very High Research Activity” institution. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list and is among the top 30 performers nationwide for promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). UTA is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution ( HSI ) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution ( AANAPISI ), and it has one of the top 5 most ethnically diverse undergraduate student bodies in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). Its approximately 270,000 alumni, including some who occupy leadership positions at many of the 24 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas, contribute to UTA’s $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.

Furthermore, UTA is poised to experience widespread growth in the near future. The university recently launched the first phase of its RISE 100 initiative aimed at recruiting 100 new tenure-system faculty to amplify research standing and position UTA as a leader in key scholarly areas; more details are available at https://www.uta.edu/administration/president/strategic-plan/rise100 . The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to join UTA during an exciting period of growth and contribute as the university broadens its impact.

Job Summary

Deliver individual and group academic advisement to current students and prospective students new to UT Arlington. Provide professional advisement through an assigned student caseload offering guidance and information to supplement and enhance the academic experience, student retention and completion.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Conduct academic advising for current and prospective students utilizing multiple modalities such as in-person, virtual, phone, and email.
  • Provide guidance on academic topics such as degree requirements, relevant course selection, and provide students with assistance in setting and achieving educational and career goals.
  • Help students make informed academic decisions teaching them how to track their own academic progress, locate and interpret appropriate policies, and to utilize the tools and resources available.
  • Monitor the academic progress of a student caseload. This includes proactive outreach to provide students with just-in-time assistance.
  • Conduct verification of degree progress, removal of holds, and approval of various forms to ensure timely student progression, etc.
  • Analyze and interpret student data, transcripts, and placement results.
  • Enter advising notes into MyMav following best practices for documenting student appointments/contacts.
  • Maintain a clear understanding of all applicable federal, state, and University policies and procedures.
  • Keep informed of relevant academic programs and support services such as counseling and tutoring within a College and University and provide appropriate referrals to students.
  • Participate in campus events (such as New Maverick Orientation), advising meetings, professional conferences, and individual professional development.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in related field.
  • One (1) year of experience working with college students or adolescents in an advising capacity or the equivalent experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge Of:
  • 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 use the University Catalog is essential.

Skill In:
  • Written and verbal interpersonal communication; organizing information; problem solving; adhering to deadlines and time management; taking initiative; outreach; and navigating student information systems.

Ability To:
  • Work professionally, collaboratively, and independently; and proficiently use Microsoft Office Programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, SharePoint.
Other Requirements
  • Demonstrated willingness and/or experience working collaboratively with students and/or co-workers from a wide range of abilities, backgrounds, and experiences.
Working Conditions

Special Conditions for Eligibility

CBC Requirement

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to conduct a criminal background check on any applicant who is under final consideration for employment with the University.

EEO Statement

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington ( UTA or The University) to provide an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, and/or veteran status. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and gender expression. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. Constitutionally-protected expression will not be considered discrimination or harassment under this policy. It is the responsibility of all departments, employees, and students to ensure the University’s compliance with this policy.

ADA Accommodations

The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to 817-272-5554 or email ADADocs@uta.edu .

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies
1

Open Until Filled

Minimum Number of References Required
3

Maximum Number of References Accepted
3

Special Instructions to Applicants

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.
Requirement Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • PhD or equivalent
  2. * How many years of professional experience do you have in the related field?
    • None/less than 2 years
    • 2 to 3 years
    • 4 to 5 years
    • 6 years or more
  3. * What is your skill level using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc)?
    • No skills/Basic
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced
    • Proficient
Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume or CV
  2. Cover/Interest Letter
Optional Documents

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