Academic Advisor I
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
Proposed Minimum Salary
Corpus Christi, Texas
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 Science and Engineering 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
- 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 Degree Works (Degree Planner) 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
- 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 rotating
- 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
- Ability and willingness to work as a team member and to work
- Demonstrated initiative and follow-through skills; tact,
diplomacy, and judgment in dealing with students, parents, faculty,
- Detail-oriented and demonstrated ability to multi-task in a
- Ability to work beyond normal office hours and/or on weekends.
Ability to travel to national and/or regional advising
- Master's degree
- Three (3) or more years of experience advising students in
- Experience with Banner, Argos, Starfish, and Degree Works.
- Demonstrated knowledge of developmental academic advising
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.
To apply, visit https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/TAMUCC_External/job/Corpus-Christi-TAMUCC/Academic-Advisor-I_R-050152-1