Occupational Category (Staff Positions Only): Professional
Hiring Salary: Monthly-Staff
Department: SAM Center
Bachelor's Degree in related field. Master's Degree desirable. Three years of experience in senior college administration, specifically, with academic advising. Additional education may be considered in lieu of experience.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
Plans, organizes, and directs the day-to-day operations for Student Advising. Performs moderately complex managerial work providing direction and guidance in strategic operations and planning for Student Advising.
Primary Responsibilities (Staff Positions Only):
Serves as a contact between the Student Advising and Mentoring Center at Sam Houston State University and community colleges with which the university has articulation agreements. Serves as a liaison between the advising sector of the SAM Center and those offices which complement advising, i.e. Admissions, Registrar, Career Services, and Financial Aid. Responsible for participating in the total academic advising agenda, keeping track of changes in curriculum and policies which directly influence advising. Informs advisors of academic changes which affect advising. Assists with training of advisors and others in relation to advising needs. Coordinates activities for advisors. Serves as a contact to departmental advisors and chairs. Serves as a resource for academic advisors concerning departmental programs and changes in degree requirements. Responds to email and other communication from prospective students, current students, faculty, and personnel from other colleges and universities. Helps to plan orientation programs for entering students and develop appropriate programs for transfer students. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Internal Number: 27381
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, Huntsvi...lle 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