Academic advisors provide specialized academic advising services to students and analytical advising-based perspectives to University colleagues and public stakeholders, such as students, family-members and prospective students. By integrating excellent interpersonal and communication skills with an advanced knowledge and understanding of curricula, policies (departmental, School, and University), resources, and student development, the Advisor helps students identify options, set academic and developmental goals, and make progress toward those goals.
The advisor works closely with the Director of Advising (and/or Assistant Director) in the development of advising programs and initiatives that facilitate student engagement, success, and retention, provides advising data, and collaborates with academic and other University operational units on matters that impact student recruitment, success, and retention.
- Bachelor's degree and six (6) years academic advising, counseling, higher education, social work, human services with students, young adults or adolescents, or related experience.
or Master's and four (4) years of related work experience.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Strong computer skills in electronic file management, word processing, database management, and spreadsheets and experience with student information systems.
Professional student-focused experience in a higher education setting (e.g. academic advising, career advising, student affairs, etc.).
Experience in and/or knowledge pertaining to university operations, policies, and procedures in areas such as registration, class scheduling, degree and graduation requirements.
Knowledge of mechanisms of student retention, student development theories, career development strategies, and recruitment strategies.
Demonstrated experience working effectively with a diverse population, with sensitivity to cultural and ethnic differences, including students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, and prospective students and their families.
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2) The University of Texas at Dallas is committed to providing an educational, living, and working environment that is welcoming, respectful, and inclusive of all members of the university community. UT Dallas does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its services, programs, activities, employment, and education, including in admission and enrollment. EOE, including disability/veterans. The University is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities. To request reasonable accommodation in the employment application and interview process, contact the ADA Coordinator. For inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies, contact the Title IX Coordinator.
The University of Texas at Dallas is an innovative institution in the heart of North Texas on the path to achieving Tier One national research university status.UT Dallas has grown since its founding in 1969 to include 132 degree programs, with cutting-edge curricula serving a variety of undergraduate and graduate student interests.The University continues its original commitment to providing some of the state's most-lauded science and engineering programs and has also gained prominence for a breadth of educational paths, from criminology to biomedical engineering to arts and technology.The wealth of learning resources available to UT Dallas students is the result of a concentrated effort to attract the top minds on both ends of the classroom relationship. Joining the faculty's Nobel laureate and four National Academies members since 2005 are more than 200 tenure and tenure-track professors hailing from the world's best colleges, including Harvard, MIT, Cambridge and Columbia University. In addition, UT Dallas is home to more than 50 centers, labs and institutes that facilitate research and opportunities for hands-on learning. Students, meanwhile, arrive at UT Dallas well-prepared ...to succeed in higher education: In 2011, nearly 39 percent of freshmen ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school class, and 75 percent ranked in the top 25 percent.With an eye on building a future as bright as its beginnings, UT Dallas will continue its push to attain Tier One research university status and produce graduates who are well-equipped to succeed professionally.