The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Associate Academic Advisor

Hiring department DLA-Student Support
Monthly salary $2,666+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 13-02-15-01-3097
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Non-exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

None provided

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


Participate in the planning and delivery of academic advising services and programs for History majors and all students taking History courses. Assist Associate Chair and Academic Advising Coordinator with academic program responsibilities.

Essential Functions

ACADEMIC ADVISING-Provide individualized, developmental, and prescriptive academic advising to History majors. Answer questions regarding degree/major requirements, programs, and dept curriculum. Advise about teacher certification and special programs. Meet with prospective students. Responsible for understanding/interpreting student needs; for interpreting, formulating, and evaluating institutional and college rules; and for facilitating the exchange of academic information. COMMUNICATION-Help with information dissemination, utilize handouts for students, create and provide updated information for websites and bulletin boards. ORIENTATION-Participate in college and departmental freshmen and transfer orientation programs. REGISTRATION MANAGEMENT-Plan and coordinate departmental registration and add/drop periods. Answer questions from all interested parties regarding History courses. Work closely with course coordinator and Associate Chair regarding all registration and class matters, prerequisite checks, cancelled classes, priorities, and waitlists. ASSIST WITH ACADEMIC PROGRAMS-Disseminate academic information to faculty and students including creating and editing materials. Help determine needs for academic and advising services. Keep routine statistics. May train and coordinate academic advisors or student workers. STUDENT RETENTION-Provide academic advising to students on scholastic probation, dismissal, or academic difficulty. Participate in summer departmental freshman and transfer orientation programs. Be knowledgeable about campus resources and refer student when appropriate (e.g., counseling, learning skills center, etc.). SCHOLARSHIPS, HONORS, AND STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS-Advise students interested in scholarships and honors programs. Provide guidance to honors program director, students, and faculty to ensure that registration matters, deadlines, and various paperwork are handled in a timely fashion; offer guidance to Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society to ensure the program is sustained from year to year. EVENTS-Organize and participate in department, college, and university advising-related activities and events such as graduation, committees, new student orientation, freshman interest groups, Gone to Texas, etc. Participate in weekend and evening programs as requested by department, college, and university.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

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

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. Demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to work independently and collaboratively.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation

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