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Academic Advisor

Company: UNT System
Location: Denton
Posted on: May 26, 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
Academic Advisor

UNT-COS - Student Services-124120

Job Location

Full Time/Part Time

Retirement Eligibility
TRS Eligible

Additional Retirement Information

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Salary Information

Department Summary

The University of North Texas ( UNT ) is a Carnegie R1 research university and a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution and Minority-Serving Institution, with a diverse population of over 40,000 students. UNT is located in Denton, a cultural hot spot on the northern edge of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the country.

The College of Science at the University of North Texas consists of the Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics and the interdisciplinary programs Teach North Texas, BioDiscovery Institute, Advanced Environmental Research Institute, and Interdisciplinary Program in Applied and Computational Science. The college offers Bachelor's, Master's, and PhD degrees in science and mathematics, currently serving more than 4,000 majors. Our faculty are world-class researchers in science and mathematics, and the college faculty and staff work together to provide excellent support to our students in their academic education and professional development.

The mission of the College of Science is to provide a supportive, inclusive, and collaborative environment for students, faculty, and staff, integrating a contemporary education in science with the pursuit of research at the forefront of the natural and mathematical sciences. The College of Science Advising Center is committed to improving student learning outcomes and student success as our student population becomes ever more diverse and adapts to a changing world.

Position Overview

This position is responsible for advising students on degree/program requirements and course scheduling. Maintains and updates student status records, transcript evaluations, degree plan audits, and graduation applications. Responsible for taking a leadership role in training and mentoring other advisors, participating in outreach/recruitment activities, managing special projects and/or serving as a subject matter expert on specialized majors and determining how transfer credits apply toward degree requirements.

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

    Required License / Registration / Certification

    Work Schedule

    Monday-Friday 8am to 5pm; occasional work on evenings and weekends.

    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
    Sitting, Standing, Walking, Talk or Hear, Ability to communicate

    Job Duties


    Performs accurate advising work in the College of Science regarding individual degree requirements and relevant academic policies for specified and targeted undergraduate populations


    Maintains, updates, and edits degree audits and other student records through the university systems and advising technology, including graduation applications


    Confers with faculty and/or administrators with regard to transferability of credit and academic policy issues


    Documents advising appointments and student interactions in the advising software and provides follow up with students, as needed


    Counsels students, as necessary, on best degree and career matches, college transition challenges, and other issues related to overall student success


    Contributes to ideas, programs, and other initiatives to increase student persistence and graduation rates


    Assists with special programs at the college and university level such as orientation, commencement, recruitment events, and other activities


    Builds and maintains strong relationships with on and off campus partners to improve student service


    Promotes good will and quality customer service to students and is effective in handling a variety of student situations


    Maintains cordial and professional attitude within office, college, university, and community

    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
  • References - List of Names and Contact Information for 3 Optional Documents

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

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