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University of North Texas - Academic Counselor

- Denton, TX

Full/Part Time: 
 Full-Time
City: 
 Denton
State: 
 TX
The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Student Services Department at the University of North Texas is seeking to hire an Academic Counselor to perform advanced advising work regarding degree requirements, academic policies and programming for targeted student populations. This position is on the Communication, Media, and Performance team, which advises for majors in Communication Studies, Converged Broadcast Media, Dance, Media Arts, Professional and Technical Communication, and Theatre. Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to: * Counsel/advise a cohort of students with general requirements for assigned majors. * Develop and implement programs and procedures to promote greater retention and timely graduation for a cohort of majors. * Develop programs and procedures to promote greater career awareness among students. * Provide advanced academic counseling for students in complex situations. * Lead specialized advising workshops. * Assist with advising for Transfer and Freshman Orientations. * Advise on transferability of credit from other schools and on AP/IB/CLEP exams, UNT and CLASS core requirements. * Process degree audits and graduation applications. * Correspond to student questions via email, phone, or mail. * Attend, represent, and actively participate at conferences and professional meetings involving advising and student services. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices. The successful candidate will possess a Master's Degree and two years of experience in student affairs, student services, counseling, professional academic advising, or related experience. The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are required: * Considerable knowledge of University policies and procedures related to functional area (or ability to rapidly assimilate). * Current knowledge of student development and counseling theory. * Strong presentation, problem solving, and critical thinking skills. * Strong counseling skills including career development and group facilitation. * Ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations verbally and in writing. * Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships. * Ability to work independently. * Remains active in professional development.

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Lewisville, TX
75029-2788

Phones:
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  (800) 594-7036

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