Senior Academic Advisor, BBA Academic Advising and Records

Southern Methodist University

Job Description

Salary Range:

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications

About SMU

SMU’s more than 12,000 diverse, high-achieving students come from all 50 states and 80 countries to take advantage of the University’s small classes, hands-on research opportunities, leadership development, community service, international study and innovative programs. The University offers a strong foundation in the humanities and sciences and undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs through eight schools.

Now in its second century of achievement, SMU is increasingly recognized for the ways it supports students, faculty and alumni as they become ethical leaders in their professions and communities. The University’s entrepreneurial spirit lives in people from every academic discipline who see opportunities to create something new in the world – and work hard to bring their innovations to life. SMU’s relationship with Dallas – the dynamic center of one of the nation’s fastest-growing regions – offers unique learning, research, social and career opportunities that provide a launch pad for our students, faculty and alumni to make a global impact. On the most beautiful college campus in the country, SMU Mustangs are energized by unbridled opportunities – from teaching, learning and research to creativity, performance and athletic endeavor.

About the Position:

This role is an on-campus, in-person position.

2 positions available - The Senior Advisor provides academic advising for Cox majors. Manage domestic internships program. Meet with business pre-majors as needed. Assist with Advising & Records Office activities as required.

Essential Functions:

  • BBA student academic advising, including understanding of SMU degree and graduation requirements, degree planning for BBA students, maintenance of appropriate advising records, and assistance with transfer student processing, transfer and education abroad credit issues, and identifying BBA students in academic difficulty.

  • Manage the domestic internships program. Work with business majors to approve all internships done in the U.S., receive needed documentation from students and employers, verify successful conclusion of internships, and notify BBA Director of final grades.

  • Assist in all areas of graduation processing and with graduation ceremonies.

  • Assist in confirming students for admission to the Cox BBA program.

  • Assist with scheduling of BBA classes, with updating internal BBA forms and procedures; other duties as required.


Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree is required. Master's preferred.

A minimum of four years of work experience in a university setting is required.

Experience in university academic advising preferred. Experience working with a diverse student population desired.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Candidate must demonstrate strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills to interact effectively with a wide range of students in a diverse community. Must also demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in writing and a strong focus on attention to detail. A strong customer service orientation is essential.

Candidate must possess strong organizational, planning and time management’s skills with the ability to prioritize tasks. Must also possess strong problem-solving skills, with the ability to be resourceful, proactive, and seek assistance as needed. The ability to work independently, as well as part of a team is essential.

Candidate must possess a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint). A working knowledge of PeopleSoft preferred.

Physical and Environmental Demands:

  • Sit for long periods of time

Deadline to Apply:

The position is open until filled.

Priority consideration may be given to submissions receive by March 5, 2023.

EEO Statement:

SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601,


SMU offers staff a broad, competitive array of health and related benefits. In addition to traditional benefits such as health, dental, and vision plans, SMU offers a wide range of wellness programs to help attract, support, and retain our employees whose work continues to make SMU an outstanding education and research institution.

SMU is committed to providing an array of retirement programs that benefit and protect you and your family throughout your working years at SMU and, if you meet SMU's retirement eligibility criteria, during your retirement years after you leave SMU.

The value of learning at SMU isn't just about preparing our students for the future. Employees have access to a wide variety of professional and personal development opportunities, including tuition benefits.

Primary Location : USA-TX-Dallas
Job : Student Services
Organization : Cox School of Business
Schedule : Regular
Shift : Staff
Employee Status : Individual Contributor
Job Type : Full-time
Job Level : Day Job
Travel : No
Job Posting : Feb 20, 2023, 11:39:06 AM

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