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HPS Academic Advisor

Company: UNT System
Location: Denton
Posted on: May 19, 2023

Job Description:

Position Details

Position Information

UNT System Overview

Welcome to the University of North Texas System . UNT System includes the University of North Texas in Denton , the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We are growing with the DFW region, enrolling a record 47,000+ students across our system and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.

Posting Title
HPS Academic Advisor


Job Location

Full Time/Part Time

Retirement Eligibility
TRS Eligible

Additional Retirement Information

For more information on retirement plan options, please visit .

Salary Information
Commensurate with experience

Department Summary

The College of Health and Public Service ( HPS ) at the University of North Texas, distinguished as one of the few Tier One research universities designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution ( HSI ), prepares graduates to address diverse and complex social issues and are trained to lead nonprofits, become educators, researchers and professionals who strengthen the diverse communities we serve with thoughtful, inclusive and equitable practices as audiologists, behavior analysts, city managers, emergency managers, health care administrators, public safety administrators, public health specialists, rehabilitation counselors, speech language pathologists, social workers, urban planners and more. We have seven academic departments with undergraduate and graduate programs, the Center for Public Management, the UNT Speech and Hearing Center, UNT Workplace Inclusion & Sustainable Employment ( WISE ) and a number of professional development and clinical training programs to facilitate careers to address a global society.

HPS Advising guides students from start to finish, helping them explore careers, choose their major, select courses, meet university requirements, prepare for graduation and more to ensure they have a meaningful undergraduate experience at UNT .

Position Overview

Conduct and coordinate tasks related to recruitment, retention, and graduation of undergraduate students within the College of Health and Public Service. As well, advise students regarding HPS degree requirements, academic policies, and to prepare degree plans and other materials for academic success.

Additional Posting Details

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree and two years of experience in student affairs, student services, counseling, or professional academic advising.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Ability to use a variety of complex computer applications.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to work independently and lead project teams effectively.
  • Considerable knowledge of University policies and procedures related to functional area (or ability to rapidly assimilate).

    Preferred Qualifications

    Experience in student affairs, student services, counseling, professional academic advising, or related experience.
    Preference will be given to candidates with direct experience working with college students.

    Required License / Registration / Certification

    Work Schedule

    Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; some flexibility required as needed.

    Driving University Vehicle

    Security Sensitive
    This is a security sensitive position.

    EEO Statement

    The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

    Classification Title
    Academic Advisor

    Physical Requirements
    Carrying, Lifting up to 10 pounds, Reaching, Sitting, Walking, Ability to communicate

    Job Duties


    GENERAL STUDENT ADVISING : Advise students regarding University requirements and individual program requirements. Provide extended advising for students on academic probation. Provide assistance to students during orientation and registration.


    Represent HPS programs at University and College informational and recruiting functions.


    Review graduation application information for accuracy and completeness, and advise student regarding problems detected in graduation information requirements. Assist with coordination and participation in graduation ceremony.


    Exploration of life, career, and educational goals with advisee in collaboration with career counselor and department faculty advisor.


    Maintain working familiarity with relevant University, College, and program policies and procedures, as well as, maintain mastery of EIS , U-Achieve, Word, Tracking System and other computer information systems required to perform job duties.


    Coordinate and manage task assignments. i.e. freshman, transfer orientations, scholars, ambassadors, mentor, and certificate programs.


    Create and update HPS' informational and recruitment materials. i.e. transfer guides, major information, scholarship information.


    Promote open and considerate communication with students, advisors, supervisor, office, and University personnel. Also, greet visitors and students in a friendly, cooperative, and helpful manner, both by phone and in person, and facilitate conflict resolution in a positive and timely manner.


    Attendance, punctuality, and productivity as required and adherence to professional office attire in accordance with University and office policy and procedures.


    Ability to act with initiative and highly motivated, self-directed, follow university policy and procedures, and carry out all other duties as assigned.

    Posting Detail Information

    Posting Number

    Position End Date (if temporary)

    Special Instructions to Applicants

    Quicklink for Posting

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    Documents Needed to Apply

    Required Documents
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter Optional Documents
  • References - List of Names and Contact Information for 3

Keywords: UNT System, Denton , HPS Academic Advisor, Other , Denton, Texas

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