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Department: ENGLISH / 02-133001
Posting
Number:
S00853FY17
Salary: $36,512 – $46,924
Pay Basis: Annually
Geographic Location: College Station

System Member Institution/Agency:
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY (TAMU)

Budget Type:
Budgeted/Benefits – Full-Time

Job Summary:
The Academic Advisor III, under general supervision, may be required to teach
courses, manage unit of professional and support personnel, and recruit and advise undergraduate and/or graduate students concerning their
educational or career goals, academic requirements, and related personal concerns; provides information on and refers students to University
resources that can assist them in meeting their needs or solving their problems; may develop or oversee projects.

Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in applicable field or equivalent combination of education and
experience. Four years of experience in advising, recruiting, teaching, coaching, Student Affairs or other related area.

Preferred Education and Experience:
Master’s degree or above in education, counseling, or general subject area
of placement and four years experience in advising, recruiting, teaching, coaching, Student Affairs or other related area. Experience at
TAMU and with Compass program.

Required Special Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:
Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.

Preferred Special Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:
Excellent written and oral communication skills. Strong
interpersonal skills.

Duties Performed:
Provides academic advice to undergraduate students in areas concerning degree programs, academic
schedules, course schedules, course planning and selections, study abroad and research opportunities, internships, and career planning
resources. Provides training and guidance to students for the undergraduate degree plan system. Reviews and approves plans. Processes
add/drops, Q-drops, withdrawals, substitution requests, student Financial Aid forms, double major/degree and minor declaration forms, and
change of curriculum. Uses Compass for student registration, degree audit, course prerequisites, block checks, etc. Advises on teacher
certification for English and communicates with College of Education staff regarding certification requirements. Disseminates information on
English scholarships, academic opportunities, and departmental events. Promotes and recruits for the major by creating and evaluating
promotional material. Represents the department at campus recruiting events. Meets with prospective students. Meets with freshmen and
transfer students during new student orientation conferences to provide academic advising and assist with registration. Attends College and
University meetings to stay apprised of new developments in academic advising. Serves as advisor to undergraduate student organizations
affiliated with department and college. Communicates changes in policies, procedures, and campus resources to Undergraduate staff.

Assists in coordinating departmental honors program, including admissions, tracking of students’ progress, event planning, development
of service project and research opportunities, and communication with students. Responsible for restructuring and supervising the English
Honors Program. Designs and implements assessment instruments for English majors and graduating seniors. Evaluates information and provides
programmatic recommendations to enhance the undergraduate experience. Collects information about recent graduates that allows us to evaluate
the effectiveness of our degree. Supervises the Undergraduate Office intern. Responsible for social media that promotes the work of faculty
and departmental events. Responsible for training and mentoring new advisor shared with Performance Studies. Serves on departmental and
college committees. Identifies and researches study abroad opportunities; participates in the development of new relationships with
institutions abroad.

Provides input for development and revision of informational materials and various reports, proofs undergraduate catalog, maintains records
of student contacts. Advises the Program Director in curricular issues. Responsible for researching the possibility of new certifications.
Provides advice to the Director about new ways to increase our major numbers and provide better undergraduate opportunities and experiences.
Collects and evaluates information for the departmental self-study and the Undergraduate Program’s annual evaluation. Tracks high impact
learning practices and reports to department and college administrators. Compiles and analyzes data to inform program and course management
decisions.

Performs other duties as assigned.

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