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Associate Academic Advisor

Categories: South Central Region 7


School of Business


University of Texas - Austin

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Open Until Filled

Position Description



  • Advise and manage caseload of approximately 425 undergraduate students including interpreting degree requirements and academic options in the McCombs School of Business, as well as other UT colleges and schools.
  • Coordinate the McCombs First-Year Interest Groups (FIGs) including: recruiting mentors and facilitators, overseeing FIG curriculum, training on specific McCombs FIG requirements, and serving as the liaison to the Undergraduate Studies First Year Experience office.
  • Facilitate at least 2 FIG Seminars.
  • Advise and participate in new student orientation.
  • Advise students in the McCombs Success Scholars program, which is a student success initiative that targets first generation college students and other under-represented student populations.
  • Make oral and written presentations.
  • Attend meetings and participate in professional development activities.

Application Process

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Additional Information

$3,125+ 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.
  • Experience using the internet, e-mail, and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Ability to establish rapport with students, faculty, and staff.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering an inclusive and collaborative environment which supports a diverse set of student needs.
  • Training related to understanding the experiences of first generation and under-represented college student populations.
  • Experience facilitating a First Year Interest Group (FIG) or similar first year learning community.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated experience managing multiple projects and meeting deadlines.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Professional demeanor.
  • Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with UT students in an academic environment.
  • Experience accurately evaluating and articulating student degree progress.
  • Knowledge of university resources and services.
  • Familiarity with UT campus culture and student life.
  • Experience coordinating a program that targets college students.
  • Experience facilitating multiple First Year Interest Groups or similar first year learning communities.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and to interpret institutional rules and regulations.
  • Ability to problem solve and maintain composure when faced with a challenge.
  • Experience organizing and participating in undergraduate new student orientation.
  • Experience documenting student academic issues and degree progress, as well as maintaining student academic records.
  • Knowledge of UT academic policies and procedures.