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Senior Academic Advisor

Texas Tech University

Last Updated: 4/13/21

Job Description

Senior Academic Advisor

Position Description
Performs Academic Advising, educational, professional, or other advanced Academic Advising or training at the individual or group level as appropriate. Responsibilities may include assisting in the analysis of special and/or complex problems. May supervise Academic Advisors or other employees. Performance is based on individual advising effectiveness and overall program results obtained. Work is performed under standard supervision in accordance with established policies and procedures.

Major/Essential Functions
Provides advanced academic and educational advising for all students in College of Architecture, fostering lasting and beneficial relationships.

  • Participates in college and university efforts to retain and graduate a diverse and successful student body, while evaluating and contributing to college efforts of same.
  • Preparation and maintenance of Graduate student orientation materials, workshops, and seminars for the college.
  • Assure that orientation material is up-to-date and available. Conduct both Undergrad and Graduate orientation programs.
  • Specifically, work with our Graduate student populations.
  • Assist with coordinating graduation and commencement.
  • Assist in advising, auditing of students in our El Paso program.
  • Represent college in orientation and advisor meetings on campus.
  • Assure all students in major and minor are aware of their progress towards their degree requirements. Assure all students know what is necessary to complete their degree requirements.
  • Maintains communication with university administration regarding curriculum and institutional policies regarding degree completion.
  • Pursue and provide accurate information when issues arise, anticipates problems, identifies patterns, and analyses options for optimum potential outcomes.
  • Adopt ongoing quality improvements at the college and university levels and contributes directly to college improvements.
  • Lead by example through strategic participation in professional development and activities, both on campus and off.
  • Audit, maintain and monitor student files. Follow up with students regarding enrollments and progress with coursework (as needed).
  • Adhere to strict confidentiality and other ethical standards.
  • Assist the college with data collection, recruitment, retention and enrollment activities such as special events, etc.
  • Carry out other tasks as needed for the benefit of the college and the university.

Required Qualifications
Bachelor's degree required, plus one year relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Fluent in Spanish
  • Familiarity with architecture
  • Master's Degree
  • 2 years’ experience working with students in an academic counseling environment.

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Lubbock, Texas, United States
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