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Job ID: 183552

Senior Academic Counselor
University of North Texas

Date Posted Apr. 11, 2022
Title Senior Academic Counselor
University University of North Texas
Denton, TX, United States
Department UNT-TAMS-Dean's Off-143100
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Student Services
    Educational Services
    Counseling Services

Department Summary
The Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science (TAMS) is a unique residential Program for high school-aged Texas students who are high achievers and interested in mathematics and science. While living on campus in McConnell Hall, students in this two-year program complete a rigorous academic curriculum of college coursework at the University of North Texas (UNT). Instruction is by University faculty. There are no high school courses taught, but students enjoy many of the activities of high school and the company of age mates who are intellectual peers.

Position Overview
Provide academic advising and academic support to students in the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science; co-coordinate the TAMS Early Start Program each Summer; and, co-coordinate the College Bootcamp Workshop series every other Summer.
Additional Posting Details

Minimum Qualifications
Master’s Degree and four years of experience in student affairs, student services, counseling, professional academic advising, or related experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • 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 skills.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Strong 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.

Preferred Qualifications
—Academic advising in higher education, especially in STEM disciplines
—Teaching experience in higher education and/or public secondary education (grades 9-12)
—Experience working with gifted and talented students

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