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Associate Academic Advisor (2 positions)

Categories: South Central Region 7




University of Texas - Austin

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Position Description

Participate in the planning and delivery of academic advising services and programs for students majoring in Government.


  • ROUTINE ACADEMIC ADVISING: Provide accurate group/individualized advising for current and prospective Government majors. Answer questions regarding degree plans, major requirements, degree enhancement, research experiences, course selection, and registration. Interpret and counsel students on University, College, and departmental rules and regulations. Assist students with petitions and overrides. Create and update degree profiles. Keep clear, accurate notes on student interactions.
  • REGISTRATION ADVISING: Advise students during registration periods and the first 12 class days. Clear advising bars, assist students with registration, and uphold departmental registration and prerequisite policies. Assist students with issues involving class availability and time conflicts.
  • DEVELOPMENTAL ADVISING: Advise and counsel current/prospective majors to identify and pursue educational, life, and career goals. Develop a plan for timely graduation using course selection, extracurricular opportunities, and programs and services to meet academic/career goals. Provide resources to students on probation, dismissal, or in difficulty; encourage positive student behaviors, personal well-being, and growth. Refer to appropriate College/University offices and programs.
  • GOVERNMENT PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT: Maintain and strengthen the undergraduate academic programs by participating in office meetings and decision-making, providing performance metrics, and assistance with administrative tasks as needed. Assist Advising Coordinator and Sr. Academic Advisors with projects and special programs such as New Student Orientation Meetings, departmental honors, information sessions, Pi Sigma Alpha, and SUCCESS.
  • STUDENT OUTREACH/COMMUNICATION: Maintain office correspondence from student and general inquiry by email and other means. Contribute to office informational and promotional materials. Act as office contact for student organizations. Act as a liaison for the office to both on and off campus audiences. Represent the College and assists students at events.
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Attend meetings/training sessions and talks related to UT, advising, and departments/majors: College Advisors Meetings, Academic Counselors Association (ACA) meetings, College professional development activities, and other professional development activities. Serve on committees or advisory boards when needed.

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Institution Information

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Additional Information

$2,833+ depending on qualifications

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Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field and four years of experience working with college students in an academic counseling capacity or Master's degree in a related field and two years of experience in counseling, group work, assessment and administration of student academic programs.
  • Demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

  • More than the required years of experience or education.
  • Experience in student affairs at The University of Texas or comparable academic advising experience at another institution.