Provides collaborative academic advisement and career exploration for current and prospective students. Utilizes data to identify, monitor, and assess students’ progress toward degree completion, implementing and evaluating appropriate interventions as needed.
• Provides informative and collaborative advising for assigned student populations.
• Teaches students strategies related to academic planning and monitoring, major selection, and academic success.
• Provides routine career guidance to assist students in self-evaluation and choosing a major in relation to their career and life goals.
• Maintains up-to-date knowledge about and disseminates information to students regarding University resources, course/ degree options, program admissions criteria and degree completion requirements.
• Staff assigned to a department other than Academic Advising will offer services in alignment with the centralized department.
• Uses data and case management skills to identify which students on their caseload are in need of special interventions and conduct that outreach.
• Monitors degree progress of students on their caseload and takes appropriate communication and/or documentation action accordingly.
• Enters data regarding academic advisement services.
• Collaborates with other staff to assess academic advising practices and materials, services and resources with the objective of improving the student experience.
• Maintains a high-level of communication with students and staff. This includes, but is not limited to, the ability to build relationships with students, faculty, staff, and others in the external community.
• Provides presentations for orientations, trainings, university events and activities regarding academic advising, retention initiatives, mentoring and academic success.
• May participate in professional development programming, assessment, and mentoring opportunities which enhance skills and knowledge in academic advisement and related fields.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: SRGV4831
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 in a historic move that brings together the resources and assets of The University of Texas at Brownsville (UTB) and The University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA) and, for the first time, makes it possible for residents of the Rio Grande Valley to benefit from the Permanent University Fund—a public endowment contributing support to the University of Texas System and the Texas A&M University System.
The new university is home to a new School of Medicine and will transform Texas and the nation by becoming a leader in student success, teaching, research, and health care. UTRGV enrolled its first class in the fall of 2015, and the School of Medicine enrolled its first cohort in the summer of 2016.
The shared history of UTPA and UTB goes back to 1927, when Edinburg College was founded. In 1973, Pan American opened a second campus in Brownsville, which later became an independent institution of The University of Texas System in 1991. Over the years, the missions and the identities of these great institutions have continually evolved to serve the communities of the Rio Grande Valley.