Job Description

Academic Advisor

Requisition IDreq27428
Working TitleAcademic Advisor
Position Grade10
Position Summary

The school of engineering is seeking a highly motivated academic advisor to support our diverse and growing student population. Our preferred candidate is highly organized, self-motivated, detail-oriented, embraces a growth mindset, and excels at handling a range of advisory responsibilities across multiple degree programs. In this role, you will have the opportunity to make a significant impact by providing essential support to our assigned student cohort. Collaboration with the Senior Academic Advisor will be pivotal to ensure the holistic fulfillment of our students' needs. This position offers an entry into the world of academic advisement, engaging with prospective, current, and former students within our college. The selected candidate will advise on academic programs, changes, develop academic degree plans, and have the ability to develop their skills to eventually move into an Academic Advisor, Sr. position.

  • Provide guidance and assistance to a designated student group throughout their academic journey.
  • Collaborate closely with the Senior Academic Advisor to ensure comprehensive student support.
  • Advise students on academic program details, recommended changes, and aid in the development of personalized degree plans.
  • Foster your own skill development to progress into the Senior Academic Advisor role.
  • Engage with prospective, current, and former students to address inquiries and provide accurate information.

What We Offer: Joining our team means becoming an integral part of a forward-thinking academic institution. You'll have the chance to shape the academic journeys of our diverse student body and contribute to their success. As an entry-level position, this role not only offers you the chance to make an immediate difference but also prepares you for future growth as you enhance your skills and knowledge in academic advisement.

If you're ready to take the first step towards a fulfilling career in academic advising and work within a collaborative and supportive environment, we encourage you to apply. Your application will not be considered complete without a cover letter. Your cover letter should address how you meet the position’s preferred qualifications and should tell us why you want to work in academic advisement.

Note: This job posting is for the Academic Advisor position. Candidates with potential and ambition will have the opportunity to progress to the Senior Academic Advisor position over time.

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 QualificationsExperience working with diverse populations.
Ability to adapt with ever changing priority demands.
Ability to interpret and analyze department, college, and university degree requirements.
Exceptional organizational skills with a keen eye for detail.
Strong self-motivation and a demonstrated growth mindset.
Excellent interpersonal and communication abilities.
Passion for guiding students towards academic success.
Additional Requirements
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentSOE Deans Office (052A)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeTerm - Full-Time
Term End Date6/30/2024
PayHourly: $18.26 - $24.81
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 StatementAs a condition of employment, eligible employees working greater than .25 FTE as determined by the New Mexico Education Retirement Act must make mandatory retirement contributions. For more information, review the Benefits Eligibility at a Glance grid.
Background Check RequiredYes
For Best Consideration Date11/1/2023
Eligible for Remote Work
Eligible for Remote Work Statement
Application Instructions

Only applications submitted throughthe official UNMJobs site will be accepted. If you are viewing this jobadvertisement on a 3rd party site, pleasevisit UNMJobs to submit an application.

Please submit a resume and cover letter. Your application will not be considered complete without a cover letter. Your cover letter should address how you meet the position’s preferred qualifications and should tell us why you want to work in academic advisement.

Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

The University of New Mexico requires all regular staff positions successfully pass a pre-employment background check. This may include, but is not limited to, a criminal history background check, New Mexico Department of Health fingerprint screening, New Mexico Children, Youth, and Families Department fingerprint screening, verification of education credentials, and/or verification of prior employment. For more information about background checks, visit Refer to for a definition of Regular Staff.

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