Bachelor's degree in related field. Two years of experience in academic advising, counseling, mentoring, teaching, or a related field. Additional education may be considered in lieu of experience.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
Serves as Assistant Academic Advisor to students and helps design programs relevant to students' academic progress.
Primary Responsibilities (Staff Positions Only):
Advises enrolled and prospective participants regarding their academic programs and curriculum. Assesses student needs each semester and makes appropriate recommendations and referrals to program services or other campus support offices when appropriate. Maintains and updates confidential student files along with tracking student participation within the TRiO Teacher Support Services (TSS) program. Provides participants with helpful information to assist in classroom performance and academic progress. Provides grade check forms, lists of tutors, and grade point average (GPA) calculations and informs students about study skills. Provides retention advice to students on probation and assists in resolving academic issues. Assists in coordinating orientation sessions for groups, study skills seminars, and recruiting presentations. Assists in the selection and recruitment of TSS participants. Designs programming for non-cognitive development for retention purposes. Coordinates participant support groups. Helps train new academic coaches and mentors on academic coaching models and tools. Creates academic progress and participation reports for TSS administration. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Internal Number: 25542
About Sam Houston State University
For more than 140 years, Sam Houston State University (SHSU) has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The measure of a Life is its Service," echoes across SHSU's eight colleges and beyond campus through student research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more. SHSU is an inclusive institution whose mission is to provide high quality education, scholarship, and service to student and to regional, state, national and international constituencies.
SHSU offers over 90 bachelor degree programs, over 55 masters and 11 doctoral programs, including the nation’s first PhD in Forensic Science, SHSU offers an exceptional college experience. SHSU is classified as a "Doctoral Research University" by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. The Chronicle of Higher Education named Sam Houston State University among the nation's best universities to work for in nine consecutive years "Great Colleges to Work For" survey results.
SHSU is a university that thinks big but feels small. With a student population of over 21,500 students, SHSU prides itself with creating a close community. Located in the "piney wood" region of East Texas,... Huntsville is less than an hour's drive north of Houston, which enables the university community to maintain a small town atmosphere with easy access to the nation's fourth largest metropolitan area.
Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace.
A member of The Texas State University System