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Academic Advisor

Categories: South Central Region 7


Rawls College of Business


Texas Tech University

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Position Description

Performs academic advising, educational, professional, or other basic academic advising or training at the individual or group level as appropriate. Work is performed under supervision with performance based on individual advising effectiveness and overall program results obtained.


  • Participates in events and activities designed to improve retention, persistence, and recruitment.

  • Engage in professional development activities, including but not limited to, memberships in professional organizations; attendance at conferences, workshops, division, and development training sessions.

  • Maintaining thorough and accurate records of every student advising interaction using a variety of electronic record-keeping tools.

  • Service as liaison and foster intentional relationships with other advisors, offices, colleges, and departments.

  • Responsible for providing educational guidance and assistance for students by planning schedules, recommending courses and determining appropriate education solutions for different types of students.

  • Stay current on changing institutional information including admissions requirements, new programs, course changes, deadlines, important dates, expanding facilities, updates in college-wide initiatives, transfer requirements, and state and federal mandates.

  • Assists with all graduation activities including commencement, reception and presentation of diplomas and other duties as assigned.

  • Participate in the planning, implementation, and the evaluation of the academic advisement program's goals and objectives.

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Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required; one year related experience preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to make decisions in accordance with established regulations and policies, ability to interact with graduate students from widely diverse backgrounds, two years progressively responsible clerical or administrative experience, one year of which must involve advising students in an academic environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to keep accurate, detailed records, ability to handle large volumes of work, excellent computer skills, working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, experience in working with students, customers, or clients, a minimum of two years work experience involving detailed work and customer services and a bachelor's degree.