The Transfer Advisor maintains knowledge of transfer articulation agreements, transfer requirements and regulations, and collaborates with other UT Arlington units involved with transfer students and transfer student issues. The transfer advisor assists in overall planning, development, and coordination of various academic advising procedures, programs, and outreach activities to enhance transfer students' academic experiences and success. The position will also serve as a resource for students/staff/faculty at UTA, and in local community colleges through routine site visits, maintenance and update of web resources for transfer students.
Serves as an information resource to students, faculty and staff by maintaining knowledge of transfer articulation agreements and other transfer requirements and regulations, maintaining the transfer advising website, and providing appropriate information for academic advisors in the CoS and at transfer institutions. Will visit local community colleges periodically to meet with advisors and other science stakeholders. Will maintain up to date articulation agreements. Helps the CoS provide a coordinated approach to transfer student issues by working cooperatively with the university's office of admissions, communicating with departments in the CoS regarding the transferability of courses, communicating with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs on transfer of general education courses, and working as a member of the CoS Academic Advising staff. Will prepare and maintain degree plans for all majors in the college using the course numbers utilized at TCC and DCCCD in consultation with CoS Academic Advisors. Will provide content for a website for CoS transfer students and will post and update the degree plans created. Will collaborate with CoS staff on transfer student recruiting initiatives. Works closely with other academic advisors and counselors in the college and outside in order to provide timely information on course/degree options and University policies. Ensures a smooth transition for transfer students enrolling at UTA's College of Science by meeting with incoming transfer students and providing them with general orientation information. Assists advisees in making the connection with appropriate college advisors, faculty, and other on-campus academic support services for transfers. Assists prospective transfer students by meeting with them and discussing course choices at their home institution and providing pre-matriculation advising both at UTA, at area community colleges, and on the web. The Transfer Advisor will coordinate the Career Preparation and Student Success (UNIV 1101) sections for the college. The Transfer Advisor will solicit faculty mentors for each of the sections of UNIV 1101 and will oversee the assignment of PALs and classrooms. Will monitor records of all transfer students' success in UNIV 1101 course and in all classes at UTA. Monitor transfer retention programs and make appropriate recommendations. Remains current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses offered at UTA. Collaborate with the IDEAS Center Director and Division of Student Success in establishing best practices for transfer students' success in Science. Will maintain direct communication with each group's staff and will coordinate the keeping of data on student participation in coordinated activities. Contributes to the overall success of academic advising in the CoS by performing all other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree. Four (4) years of experience working with college students or adolescents in an academic counseling capacity or the equivalent experience.
Personal computers and related equipment experience. Accuracy in evaluating and articulating information on students to faculty and administrators and in interpreting institutional rules and regulations and other information. Tact will be required along with, diplomacy and judgment in dealing with students, faculty and administrators. Excellent customer service skills are desired.
Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
Open Until Filled: No
Internal Number: 13124
About University of Texas at Arlington
With annual research expenditures in excess of $100M, the University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution committed to life-enhancing discovery, innovative instruction, and caring community engagement. A leading institution in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, UTA nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity, and diversity. With a total global enrollment of over 59,000 in AY 2018-19, UTA is one of the largest institutions in the University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to enable the sustainable megacity of the future within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities in 2018. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fourth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2018 Best for Vets list.