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Academic Advisor

Company: The University Of Texas Of The Permian Basin
Location: odessa
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Academic Advisor I - College of Business Department College Of Business Classification Classified Job Description

The University of Texas Permian Basin welcomes applicants for the position of Academic Advisor I, College of Business. Reporting to the college dean and the MBA program director, the Academic Advisor I will participate in the planning and delivery of academic advising/counseling services that promote comprehensive educational opportunities for students (primarily graduate students) in the College of Business. The Academic Advisor is responsible for sustaining an environment of academic and professional excellence for students and for maintaining direct contact with student advisees, from matriculation through graduation; this includes meeting with individual as well as small groups of on-campus and on-line students on an ongoing basis to build rapport, set goals, and develop action plans for academic success to include course scheduling.

Starting salary range: $31,408 $37,000/yr., depending upon qualifications.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES :
Maintain direct contact with student advisees throughout their academic program(s) in the College of Business
Meet regularly with individuals as well as small groups of on-ground and on-line students to build rapport, set goals, and develop action plans for academic success that include course scheduling
Provide proactive and timely outreach, referrals, and intervention with student population through a variety of communication methods
Collaborate with faculty regarding student concerns, student progress, and course content
Participate and support all key departmental operations including tracking statistics, proper file documentation, departmental meetings, strategic planning, and program assessment
Understand and monitor institutional benchmarks and support all student persistence endeavors
Other duties, as assigned

WORK SCHEDULE : This is an exempt position and your expected work schedule is Monday through Friday. As an exempt employee, your schedule may vary based on the number of hours needed to meet the job responsibilities. The individual holding this position may need to be available early morning, and evening to meet the needs of the department.

The University offers an excellent compensation package which includes a broad range of employee benefits including free health insurance (employee only) as well as a generous retirement program. We invite you to learn more at www.utpb.edu.

The University of Texas Permian Basin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

EOE , including disability/vets.

UTPB participates in e-Verify.

Required Qualifications

Minimum of an Associates degree or equivalent college hours from an accredited program; Bachelors degree preferred
Demonstrated ability to relate well to a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students
Demonstrated professional skills in communicating with faculty about academic issues
Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills with an appropriate understanding of the needs of the audience; high level of professionalism, initiative, and follow-through
Student-focused interpersonal skills including listening, interviewing, and navigating difficult dialogues with students related to academic or personal concerns
Ability to work reliably and independently, with minimal supervision
Ability to pass a criminal background check

Preferred Qualifications

Prior professional experience in an advising, counseling, mentoring, or comparable role in an academic setting

Physical Demands

Physical strength/endurance to enable him/her to perform/participate in the following activities:
Physically able to lift various materials up to 25 pounds on an occasional basis.
While performing required job tasks, physically able to bend, crouch and reach continuously.
While performing required job tasks, physically able to remain seated, frequently to continuously.
While performing required job tasks, physically able to use the telephone frequently to continuously.
Possesses dexterity abilities required to perform typing, operate a computer and other office equipment, to perform filing, and related job responsibilities.

Posting Number S331P Open Date Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

All applicants must submit a UTPB electronic application in order to be considered.
Please include all required documents with your submission.

**Unofficial transcripts of college work are acceptable for purposes of the application. Official transcripts are required upon hire and before an offer letter may be issued.

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Keywords: The University Of Texas Of The Permian Basin, Midland , Academic Advisor, Other , odessa, Texas

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