Program Advisor I at University of Houston - Downtown

Posted in General Business 9 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Houston, Texas

Job Description:

This position may be eligible for Hybrid Work, working remotely for up to one day per week after the initial 90 days of employment.

Salary Range: $39,923/year or higher, commensurate with experience and/or education


The Program Advisor I advises program participants on academic and other program-related matters to assist students with transitioning into the university and with progressing through the program.



  • Advises new, transfer, and continuing students on academic matters such as course selection and degree declaration

  • Advises and encourages pre-college students to prepare for college by participating in the services offered

  • Provides advisement, resources, information, and guidance to students according to their needs

  • Coordinates and provides advising sessions, workshops, and events for program participants to encourage completion of secondary education, entering a post-secondary institution, and completion of a post-secondary program of study

  • Develops and assists with program recruitment activities

  • Tracks and reports participant progress through program completion and post-secondary completion, maintaining all relevant documentation

  • Refers participants to resources such as tutoring, counseling, and financial aid as appropriate

  • Maintains continuous communication with students as necessary, via email, telephone, and in-person consultations


  • Performs all other duties as assigned


Direct Reports: None

Delegation of Work: N/A

Supervision Given: N/A




  • Knowledge of the college preparation, admissions, and transition processes, and the related trends, issues, and accepted practices

  • Knowledge of the socioeconomic and educational barriers faced by low-income, first-generation youth

  • Knowledge of program delivery modules


  • Good technical skills, including proficiency in MS Office and PeopleSoft

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills


  • Ability to provide academic advising

  • Ability to analyze and interpret data

  • Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse university community


Primary Work Location:

  • Works in an office environment

Physical Demands:

  • Work is performed in a typical interior work environment that does not subject the employee to any unpleasant elements

  • Individual has discretion in relation to walking, standing, etc., and has minimal exposure to physical risks

  • Must have precise hand-eye coordination, good spatial awareness, and the ability to identify and distinguish colors

  • Must have the ability to move items of up to 50lbs


Required Education: Bachelor's degree

Required Experience: Minimum of one (1) year of related job experience

License/Certification: None required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working for or collaborating with a grant-funded program 

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