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Assistant Academic Advisor

Categories: South Central Region 7


Mechanical Engineering


University of Texas - Austin

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Position Description

Participate in the planning and delivery of academic advising and programs that promote comprehensive educational opportunities for Undergraduate students in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.


  • Participate in the planning/delivery of academic advising, and services for registration and progress towards degree.
  • Meet with mechanical engineering majors, including incoming students, every semester for advising.
  • Review and update degree audits as needed; maintain advising records.
  • Maintain Undergraduate Office documentation.
  • Responsible for understanding and interpreting the requirements and academic options in the students degree plans.
  • Work closely with other academic advisors and counselors in order to provide timely information on course and degree options and university policies.
  • Assist in all registration activities including lift advising bars, add/drops, pre-requisite checks, etc.
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of programs for freshman, transfer, internal transfer, and prospective students, including the FIG program, freshman orientation, internal transfer sessions, and other departmental events (Gone to Engineering, Family Weekend, Explore UT, Meet ME at UT, Best of Texas).
  • Make presentations to various related audiences as appropriate.
  • First-year Interest Group (FIG) Facilitator. Meet with FIG students and peer mentor in weekly seminar.
  • Departmental contact for the Cockrell School of Engineering Humanitarian Engineering Certificate and the Grand Challenge Scholars Program Certificate.
  • Coordinate the Course Instructor Survey (CIS) process in the department of mechanical engineering.
  • Attend meetings and participates in professional development activities.

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Additional Information

$2,708+ depending on qualifications

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Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and experience working with college students in an academic counseling capacity.
  • Demonstrated excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize own work under dynamic circumstances;
  • Ability to work with and adapt to multiple personalities;
  • Excellent customer service;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively;
  • Detailed oriented.
  • Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the undergraduate student processes at UT Austin, NRRECS, NRTTVR, IDA2.0 and Advisors Toolkit