UAAC: Peer Academic Advisor

Position Closed 

  • Peer Academic Advisor
  • Department
    University Academic Advising Center (UAAC)
  • Location
    Bayou 1408
  • Responsibilities

    The University Academic Advising Center is hiring a Peer Academic Advisor to help advise freshman and sophomore students.

    Responsibilities include:

    •  - Advise freshman and sophomore students in degree planning and provide appropriate referrals to advisors, counselors, academic workshops and tutors, or other campus resources as needed.

    •  - Complete assigned administrative tasks to prepare for new student meetings and orientation sessions by reviewing student information and transfer credit summaries, creating folders, and suggesting courses.

    •  - Meet with students at SOAR in 30-minute one-on-one meetings to develop class schedules based on degree plans and the UHCL catalog, make referrals and explain the MAP program.

    •  - Present relevant advising information to groups at orientation and PSYC 1100 classes.

    •  - Assist advisors with Mandatory Advising Program (MAP) sessions.

    •  - Accept walk-in students at the UAAC to answer general questions and document meeting notes.

    •  - Provide backup coverage at the front desk, assist with greeting visitors to the UAAC and make, answer and direct phone calls as needed.

    •  - Attend training and professional development throughout the semesters.

    •  - Participate in campus and office events such as Orientations, Open House, Hawk Premiere and the Transition Event.

    •  - Must be available for January and summer Student Orientation and Registrations (SOAR), dates to be determined.
  • Qualifications or Preferences
    •  - Undergraduate student at UHCL enrolled in classes through fall 2018.

    •  - Must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher (higher preferred), remain in good standing, and have a clear judicial history.

    •  - Capacity for discretion, diplomacy, and confidentiality of files and sensitive data.

    •  - Effective oral, presentation and written communication skills.

    •  - Ability to communicate and connect with students from diverse backgrounds using a friendly and courteous attitude.

    •  - Comfortable learning advising-related information.
      *This is a security sensitive position.

    •  - Flexible, adaptable, and good team player.

    •  - Creativity and opinions welcomed, but should be open to constructive criticism.

    •  - Computer skills (Microsoft Office).

    •  - Commit to at least one year in the position, maintaining a scheduled 18-20 hours per week.
  • Deadline
    Until position filled.
  • Start/End Dates
  • Rate of Pay
    $8.88 per hour
  • Preferred Work Hours
    • Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (flexible)
    • Sat: Occasional for events
    • Sun: none

    Students, please indicate your availability on the application.

Application - Closed
Not accepting any applications

General Info
General Eligibility Requirement
To be eligible for this on-campus job, I acknowledge that I meet the following requirements for the semester in which I will be employed:
- I am a degree-seeking student.
- I am not on academic probation.
- I'm enrolled for at least 9 hours as an undergraduate OR at least 6 hours as a graduate.
- I have no Honesty Code violations on file or in-progress.
Job-Specific Qualifications
Your Availability
When are you available for work?
Your available work hours must not conflict with your regularly scheduled classes.
Finishing Up
When you submit your application:
- A Thank You message is displayed on the page when your application is sent successfully.
- No follow-up with Career Services or the employer is necessary.
- You will be contacted by the employer only if you are being considered for an interview.