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Position InformationPosting Number AS305P
Position Title Veterans Academic Advisor Contract Length 12 months Class Summary
Advises veteran students, their spouses and dependents, regarding information, procedures and academic requirements for a specific program or major. Assists students in exploring careers, evaluating academic abilities, and setting goals. Advises veterans, their spouses and dependents of VA and Texas Veterans Commission educational benefits and other resources available. Assists in the application process and certification of educational benefits. Serves as the co-advisor to Veterans Student Organization.
Candidates Eligible to Apply Internal/External Position Type Exempt Staff Employment Status Full Time Position Funding Type Regular
Posting Detail Information
Bachelor's Degree and one (1) year of academic advising experience or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.
Preferred qualifications: Master's Degree, 2 years academic advising OR experience working with and advising military service members and their families. Previous military service strongly preferred.
Minimum Knowledge & Skills
Preferred Knowledge & Skills
1. Assesses student's stage of development and promote student growth by assisting student in establishing academic and career goals.
2. Advises students on academic and career issues: identifies the educational and career options appropriate for each student and assists with the analysis of each option. Sets up an action plan for students to explore alternative careers and related majors.
3. Identifies options for student to satisfy degree requirements; evaluates and makes recommendations on amendments/changes to student's program of study; assists students in completion.
4. Review academic / military transcripts to ensure proper credit(s) has been accepted or awarded via course substitution or military experience if approved by program chair.
5. Monitors academic progress of students; determines eligibility and satisfactory progress towards degree; identifies current and potential needs or problem areas; refers student to appropriate campus resources for assistance. Involvement in the Early Warning Program and student retention efforts.
6. Maintains student files and records.
7. Interprets and explains College and VA policies and procedures. Assists with certifying educational benefits and reporting satisfactory academic progress to the VA as needed.
8. Assists in recruitment of potential students by advising them of academic requirements; describes courses. Provides information regarding VA and Texas Veterans Commission Educational Benefits and eligibility, and other available resources.
9. Collaborates with military entities to develop or replicate the streamlined programs that translate military experience, education and training into civilian credentials.
10. Assists students with admission and registration; provides guidance in course selection in keeping with student's interests and abilities. Application process of VA Benefits, Financial Aid and Scholarships.
11. Certify benefits to VA and TVC, and update as needed.
12. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level as assigned
Positions in this class typically require: stooping, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, fingering, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
Minimum Salary Range $47,781 Mid Point Salary Range . Maximum Salary Range $59,726 Posting Open Date 04/21/2023 Posting Close Date Posting Will Be Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant
Please NOTE: All applications must contain complete job histories, which include job title, dates of employment (month/year), name of employer, supervisors name and phone numbers and a description of duties performed. If this information is not submitted, your application may be considered incomplete. Applications with “See attached” or “See resume” will not be accepted in lieu of a complete application. Omission of data can be the basis for disqualification; you may state “unknown” for any incomplete fields. A scanned copy of unofficial transcript(s) must be attached to the online application.
College of the Mainland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, disability or veteran status.
College of the Mainland does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of its programs and activities, as specified by federal laws and regulations within Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and 1992.
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