The University of Texas at Austin Senior Academic Advisor in Austin, Texas

Senior Academic Advisor

Hiring department

DLA-Student Support

Monthly salary

$3,166+ depending on qualifications

Hours per week

40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM

Posting number


Job Status Open

FLSA status Non-exempt

Earliest Start Date 01/01/2017

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


This position will provide advising services and program support which will further promote comprehensive educational opportunities for the undergraduates in the College of Liberal Arts Asian Studies program.

Essential Functions

ROUTINE ACADEMIC ADVISING Provide information to students regarding degree requirements, academic policies, and institutional rules and regulations. Advise students regarding course selection during registration, orientation, and throughout the year. Advise students on study abroad and honors. Manage class enrollment by manually verifying prerequisites and adding students to classes when appropriate in conjunction and consultation with Course Management. Meet with prospective majors (internal transfers and new students). Assist students outside normal in-office advising when necessary. DEVELOPMENTAL ADVISING Help students identify and pursue educational, life, and career goals. Make appropriate referrals to the dean's office and campus resources such as UHS, CMHC, the Writing Center, and the Learning Center. Provide SUCCESS advising and completes SUCCESS agreements for students on probation. ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES Complete/submit Petitions for Degree Modification. Submit profile change and override requests. Evaluate ANS study abroad courses. Coordinate department scholarships. Help organize student events. Prep materials and coordinate events to recruit new honors students. Work closely with the faculty undergraduate advisors. Address faculty questions regarding student and university policy. Maintain student records in Toolkit. SERVICE TO THE COLLEGE Participate in events including commencement, Gone to Texas, and Orientation. Serve on committees. Liaise with UTeach, UTurn, Foundation Scholars and other Student programs. Other related functions as assigned.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree and six years of experience working with college students or in an academic counseling capacity or Master's degree in a related field and four years of experience. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous experience advising students in the College of Liberal Arts.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions

Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation

General office conditions with the majority of time spent in contact with students, staff, faculty and administrators both during and after usual office hours. Some evenings and weekend work required.

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable, original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Information from the documents will be submitted to the federal E-Verify system for verification. Documents must be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in dismissal.

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