The Applied Arts & Sciences Unit at the University of North Texas is seeking to hire an Academic Counselor to join our team. Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to: * Provide in-person holistic academic advising to both continuing and pre-admission students of the UNT B.A.A.S program. * Counsel students, both admitted and prospective all the way through to degree completion, helping them to access available resources for academic support and personal/professional development. * Assess the student's interests, aptitudes and abilities, as well as the credits and credentials that they transfer into the program. * Counsels students regarding information about their interests, aptitudes, abilities, and other personal characteristics. * Consults on difficult issues or expectations related to assisting students. * Develops retention and completion initiatives. * Creates and implements programs related to student success and retention. * Provides training, and direction to staff as assigned. * Counsels students regarding University requirements and individual program requirements including applicability of transfer credits in a timely and professional manner. 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.