Job Description

Academic Advisor

Requisition IDreq24786
Working TitleAcademic Advisor
Position Grade10
Position Summary

In support of the University's enrollment, retention and graduation goals, provides support for an academic advisement unit within a school/college. Assists higher-level personnel in the delivery of academic advisement to students enrolled in an academic program within the school/college. Receives guidance, training, and mentorship from higher-level personnel as it relates to the delivery of quality academic advisement.

Participates in and conducts academic advisement sessions, which may include a range of support activities.
Inputs routine data into databases, completes forms and departmental documents per established procedures, and processes academic program paperwork under direct supervision.

Assists higher-level advisement personnel in analyzing academic records and maintaining appropriate records regarding student consultations.
Responds to routine inquiries and issues; routes problems to higher-level personnel for resolution.
Assists in the preparation and delivery of workshops and orientations related to academic advisement.

Undertakes and/or participates in projects and programs designed to develop professional skills and expertise appropriate to the needs of the organization.

Receives guidance, training, and mentoring from professional personnel in planning and carrying out activities and assignments.

May undertake related studies or enrichment programs as appropriate to the specific objectives of the operating unit.

May supervise student employees, volunteers and/or interns; may lead lower-graded staff.

Serves as Campus Security Authority as outlined by the Clery Act.

Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • Employees who provide services or work in patient care or clinical areas are required to be in compliance with the University's influenza vaccination requirement.
  • All regular, non-temporary positions assigned to this classification are represented by a labor union and subject to the terms and conditions of the US-UNM Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree; no previous experience required.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

Basic knowledge of university settings, policies, programs, and services.

Ability to process and prepare routine paperwork.

Ability to maintain confidentiality of student academic related records.

Ability to understand and follow detailed instructions and procedures.

Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.

Ability to organize and prioritize work.

Strong listening, interpersonal and communication skills.

Additional Requirements
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentCSS - Admin (527E)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff Type
Term End Date
Pay$17.39-$23.63 Hourly
Benefits EligibleThis is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check Required
For Best Consideration Date3/20/2023
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