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(Archived) Assistant Academic Advisor - 5 positions to be filled (REMOTE) at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas

Last Updated: 11/30/22

Job Description

Requisition 202200448S

Position Title Assistant Academic Advisor - 5 positions to be filled (REMOTE)

FLSA status Non-Exempt

Hiring Salary This position is a pay grade 12. Please see Pay Grade Table at:

Occupational Category Technical/Para-Professional

Department SAM Center

Division of Enrollment Success

Educational Requirements for the Position

Bachelor’s degree in related field. Two years of experience in Academic Advising or experience in a related field. Additional education may be considered in lieu of experience.

Nature & Purpose of Position

Serves as Assistant Academic Advisor to students and helps design programs relevant to students in their academic pursuits.

Primary Responsibilities

Advises enrolled and prospective students regarding their academic program and curriculum. Maintains student files throughout their academic career and make changes to records as necessary. Provides retention advice to students on probation. Assists with resolving academic issues. Assists with coordinating orientation sessions for groups of incoming new students. Assists with recruiting high school or community college students and give presentations to small or large groups. Analyze and process degree plans and degree exceptions. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications

Full Time – Remote; must secure workspace and maintain FERPA compliance. Employees are not permitted to work in public, unsecured workspaces (e.g., coffee shops, public airspaces).

Advisor will maintain a regular, fixed schedule based on the institution’s needs and as approved by departmental leadership. All appointments and correspondence, across the institution and with students, will be in a digital/internet-based format (e.g., Zoom, official SHSU email, instant messenger, phone) as this position will not hold in-person advising sessions.

Employee will be responsible for providing all work-related materials for job functions as a stipend will not be granted to purchase items needed to complete their job functions. Employee is responsible for providing all work-related materials including, but not limited to:

Stable, secure internet connection
Headset (optional)
Office supplies (e.g., pens, paper, paperclips, highlighters)

Advisor is responsible for ensuring workstation remains undisturbed and is FERPA compliant in order to maintain a positive relationship with their students. The primary communication with the university, advising office, students, college partners, etc. will be through email, phone calls, Zoom, and online submissions of digital forms.

Regular contact with students, parents, faculty, and staff.

This position may be designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA).

Full Time

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EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

Company Details

Huntsville, Texas, United States
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