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Associate Academic Advisor

Categories: South Central Region 7


International Relations and Global Studies


University of Texas - Austin

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Position Description

Participate in the planning and delivery of academic advising services and programs for students served in the CLA Advising center, primarily working with students in the International Relations and Global Studies major.



  • Provide accurate group/individualized advising for current and prospective majors with primary caseload.
  • 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.


  • Advise students during registration periods and during the first 12 class days.
  • Clear advising bars, assist students with registration in restricted/individual instruction courses.
  • Uphold registration policies including wait lists and prerequisite system.
  • Assist students with issues involving class availability and time conflicts.


  • 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 University 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.


  • 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, and


  • Maintain all 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 on and off campus.
  • Represent the College and assists students at events such as Gone To Texas, Explore UT, Family Weekend, Commencements, Longhorn Saturday, and other College and University outreach events as assigned.


  • Attend meetings/training sessions and talks related to UT, advising, and departments/majors: College Advisors Meetings, Academic Counselors Association (ACA) meetings, and College professional development activities. Serve on committees or advisory boards when needed.

Application Process

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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.
  • Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience using social media and creating web content in a work setting.
  • Experience living, traveling, or studying abroad.
  • Demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Experience developing print promotional materials.