Job Description

Academic Advisor

Requisition IDreq28277
Working TitleAcademic Advisor
Position Grade10
Position Summary

The Academic Advisor position in the College of Education and Human Sciences Center for Student Success will work in a team environment to deliver academic advisement for prospective, current, and returning students in support of the University's enrollment, retention and graduation goals.

The successful candidate will receive guidance, training, and mentorship from higher-level personnel as it relates to the delivery of quality academic advisement.

They will work with others to implement in person and online advisement, tend to student academic inquiries, assess academic level, provide advice on academic programs and changes, assist in the resolution of individual academic problems, advise and assist students in the development of academic plans and class schedules, and will develop and maintain appropriate files and records.

In addition to working with students, the academic advisors will work closely with program faculty for student challenge resolution and continued implementation of processes for streamlined student success efforts.

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
  • Experience with: conducting academic advisement and written and online communications in an academic setting regarding transcripts articulation and outlining institution processes.
  • Ability to: analyze and solve problems using independent judgement and analyze and interpret students transcripts and associated records and documents.
  • Knowledge of academic policies and procedures regarding student curriculum requirements.
Additional Requirements
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentCSS - Advisement (527F)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeRegular - Full-Time
Term End Date
PayHourly: $18.26 - $20.78
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 Date3/1/2024
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 provide resume and cover letter.

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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