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Academic Advisor II

Categories: South Central Region 7




Texas A&M University

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Position Description

The Academic Advisor II is responsible for serving as an advisor for students in the Department of Economics. The advisor will assist in recruiting and advising students concerning their educational or career goals, academic requirements, and related personal concerns; providing information on and possible referral of students to University resources as needed to assist in meeting needs or solving problems. The advisor will help develop or oversee academic related projects within the department.


  • ACADEMIC ADVISING - DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS: Coordinates departmental advising and other services to current and prospective undergraduate students as well as their parents and other clients including University administrators and resource providers; works to improve academic advising services, to enhance retention and graduation rates, to provide exceptional experiences for undergraduate students, and to develop community within and a lifelong affinity for the Department of Economics and the College of Liberal Arts.
  • ADVISING PROCESSES IN ECONOMICS: Delivers academic advising to undergraduate students pursuing a degree or minor in Economics to include the following areas: college admission/readmission, professional concerns, housing, financial aid, student services, degree programs, academic schedules, study abroad opportunities, course planning and selection, educational and career goals; advises students with academic, probationary, and financial concerns and determines possible courses of action; reviews degree plans with students; processes add/drop, Q drops, withdrawal questions, change of curriculum, course substitutions; approve and sign no grade drops, no record drops; approves, establishes, and monitors student probationary terms as necessary; advises students on academic preparation, time management, test anxiety and study skills; refers students to University resources for students with disabilities, writing assistance, and counseling; uses Compass for checking student records and processing changes. Reviews and approves degree plans submitted through the Student Degree Planner system. Assist with workshops or courses regarding undergraduate research, study abroad, fast track programs and resume writing. Follows strict adherence to the Family Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
  • STUDENT RETENTION: Assists with the facilitating the retention of students with the department. Assists with creating and conducting workshops in undergraduate research, study abroad, fast track programs, and resume writing. Works to assure materials are updated regularly; assists in the development of systems for maintaining records of student contacts. Plans and prepares ECON 485 transfer student seminar under the supervision of departmental leadership. Utilizes various tools in assisting with student retention efforts.
  • PROSPECTIVE & NEW STUDENT ADVISING: Meets with incoming Economic majors during new student conferences (orientation). Coordinates conference information with the dean s office and facilitates departmental tasks at each conference. Provides information and resources to prospective undergraduate students, parents, and other university officials. Attends college and university recruiting events and programs; meets with freshmen and transfer students during new student conferences; meets with readmitted students to facilitate re-entry into the university and creating a degree plan. Assists with various recruiting efforts set by the College of Liberal Arts or the Department of Economics.
  • MISCELLANEOUS SUPPORT: Performs other duties as assigned.
  • ADVISING STUDENT PROGRAMS: Coordinates URA and EUROP undergraduate research applications as well as study abroad applications. Primary point of contact for ECON Career Panel and undergraduate internships within the department.

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$33,362.00 to $42,868.00

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Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in applicable field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Two years experience in advising, recruiting, teaching, coaching, Student Affairs or other related area.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and organizational skills. Strong computer skills including thorough familiarity with MS Office software and database programs. Must be discreet, professional, highly productive and results oriented. Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree with major in Liberal Arts.
  • Nine months experience in advising, recruiting, teaching, coaching, Student Affairs or other related area.
  • Experience with TAMU policies and procedures; experience with undergraduate degree programs in general subject area of placement. Excellent interpersonal, communication (oral and written) and problem-solving skills. High degree of self-initiative and ability to think and work independently. COMPASS and HOWDY proficiency.