Academic and Admissions Advisor I - School of Public Health - Brownsville, TX

Brownsville, TX

Academic and Admissions Advisor I - School of Public Health - Brownsville, TX

Location: Brownsville, Texas


Category: Professional/Managerial

UTHealth Houston School of Public Health

Requisition #: 24000099

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

We are looking for a Full-Time Academic and Admissions Advisor to join the UTHealth School of Public Health in Brownsville, TX. This position will be a part of the student affairs team with the School of Public Health and the School of Biomedical Informatics and will be involved in all aspects of student support and student success. In this position, you will support recruitment and admissions processes for incoming graduate students. You'll also provide support to students while in the program with advisement, degree audits, and documentation support for required processes such as practicums, thesis, and dissertation.

Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Summary:

Provides advising, admissions and retention services to prospective and existing students through individual and group counseling and workshops. Provides information and guidance on specific degree plans and requirements, academic policy and navigation of the student administrative processes.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Implements, coordinates, and monitors activities to recruit and matriculate students, including recruitment efforts specifically designed to encourage applications from students from diverse backgrounds.

  • Develops, coordinates, and delivers information sessions for existing and prospective students.

  • Serves as main point of contact for prospective students and maintains contact; assists with admission and registration processes.

  • Assists with the development, editing, and distribution of recruitment materials.

  • Assists with student activities including new student orientation, commencement, open houses, and receptions.

  • Meets with students in assigned academic programs and provides guidance and counseling with course planning.

  • Assists students in the development of individual academic plans to meet educational and professional goals.

  • Monitors students’ academic progress; updates student records.

  • Identifies gaps and barriers to successful completion of enrolled program and explores customization options as necessary; coordinates with faculty academic advisors as necessary.

  • Provides and/or identifies appropriate resource persons to provide support services for students as needs emerge.

  • Provides counsel to students on university policies and procedures.

  • Coordinates the advising process with faculty academic advisors, departments, and regional campuses.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal skills and the ability to work with diverse populations.

  • Ability to make general decisions requiring a comprehensive knowledge of a wide range of regulations, policies, procedures and practices.

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field with three (3) years of related experience in the areas of student admissions and enrollment and/or student advising; or

  • Master’s degree in related field with one (1) year of related experience in the areas of student admissions and enrollment and/or student advising.

Minimum Experience:

  • Years of experience varies based on education level.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

If you are looking for a great healthcare career in Houston, visit!

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

UTHealthHoustonhas adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.

In addition, all UTHealthHouston​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’sHoustonrules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.