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Senior Academic Advisor

Sam Houston State University

Last Updated: 2/28/23

Job Description

Department: SAM Center

Full time

Open until filled: Yes

Requisition: 202300085S

Educational and Experience Requirement:

Bachelor’s degree in related field. Four years of experience in Academic Advising or related field. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.

Nature & Purpose of Position:

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

Primary Responsibilities:

Advises enrolled and prospective students regarding academic programs and curriculum. Maintains student files updated through their academic careers and makes changes to records, as necessary. Provides retention services to students on probation. Assists with resolving academic issues. Helps coordinate orientation sessions for groups of incoming new students. Assists with recruiting high school or community college students and gives presentations to small or large groups. Analyzes and processes degree plans and degree exceptions. Assists all student populations, regardless of field of study. Acts as a liaison among students, faculty, and university constituents. Serves as a resource for academic advisors and students, working collaboratively with administrators, student workers, and other staff. May be responsible for developing advising upgrades and programs. Trains new advisors. Prepares and disseminates information to a variety of audiences. Evaluates advising services and proposes improvements or changes. Checks transfer students with excessive-hour issues. Reviews seniors’ graduation status. Interprets university policies and procedures and curriculum to students, faculty, and administration. Assists with recruitment and retention of undergraduate students for the university. Communicates advising programs and services to students in individual settings or classroom presentations. Helps prepare reports when needed. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications:

Regular contacts with students, faculty, staff, and administrators. This position may be designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA).

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.

Physical Address:

Human Resources Department

1831 University Ave, John W. Thomason Bldg. Suite 202

P.O. Box 2356

Huntsville, TX 77341-2356

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Huntsville, Texas, United States
A Great Name in Texas Education! Named for Texas’s greatest hero, Sam Houston State University (SHSU) continually honors its historical roots through academic excellence. For more than 140 years, SHSU has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, “The measure of a Life is its Service,” resonates among its approximately 21,612 students, eight college...