The Applied Arts and 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: * Guiding prospective and current students in developing a degree plan that builds upon prior coursework to increase opportunities for career success. * Keeping detailed records of student interactions and degree plans. * Collaborating with UNT colleagues (i.e. veteran's affairs, registrar, student finance, career services, Dean of Students) to ensure that students are successful in the classroom and beyond. * Collaborating with faculty and colleagues from other departments to select effective courses within the degree. * Contributing to program publicity, recruiting and retention efforts. * Developing and supporting strong relationships with community colleges, businesses, and organizations. * Gathering and analyzing data relevant to the unit mission. * Contributing to unit planning and analysis. 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.