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

Senior Academic Advisor

Hiring department

DLA-Student Affairs

Monthly salary

$3,250+ 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 Immediately

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


Serve as primary academic advisor for undergraduate students in Geography and Sustainability Studies as part of an advising team that also serves Sociology and International Relations and Global Studies majors.

Essential Functions

ACADEMIC ADVISING: Provide academic advising to students in Geography and Sustainability Studies including educational opportunities, degree, minor, and certificate requirements, academic policies and institutional rules and regulations in the Department of Geography and the College of Liberal Arts. Answer students' questions, give them support and help them navigate the University. COMMUNICATION: Keep students informed through emails, web pages, and programs. Communicate with faculty regarding student needs. Maintain advising notes. ORIENTATION: Participate in College of Liberal Arts and departmental freshmen and transfer orientation programs. REGISTRATION MANAGEMENT: Plan and coordinate departmental registration and add/drop periods. Answer questions from all interested parties regarding Geography undergraduate courses. Work closely with course scheduler(s) and Faculty Advisors regarding all registration and class matters, prerequisite checks, cancelled classes, priorities, and waitlists. ASSIST WITH ACADEMIC PROGRAMS: Advise department regarding Petitions for Degree Modification, catalog changes. Advise department on enrollment in order to help meet future teaching needs. Work closely with Sustainability Studies faculty to develop curriculum and experiential learning options. Provide professional development speakers for sustainability-related opportunities. STUDENT RETENTION: Work with students experiencing academic difficulty, make appropriate referrals to resources and identify barriers to academic success. SCHOLARSHIPS, HONORS, AND STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS: Advise students interested in scholarships and honors programs. Provide guidance to honors program director, students, and faculty to ensure that registration matters, deadlines, and various paperwork are handled in a timely fashion. EVENTS: Participate in department, college, and university advising-related activities and events such as graduation, departmental and college committees, freshman interest groups, Gone to Texas, etc. Participate in occasional weekend and evening programs as requested by department, college, and university.

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

More than the required experience in student affairs and/or advising.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions

Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation

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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