Job Description

Academic Advisor,Sr

Requisition IDreq16987
Working TitleAcademic Advisor,Sr
Position Grade12
Position Summary

The Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering (CBE) and theDepartment of Nuclear Engineering (NE) are seeking two Sr. Academic Advisors.These are key positions in our departments and both advisors will need to workclosely with each other. This position performs integrated academic advisementand works with prospective, current, and former students. Assessesacademic level and will advise on academic programs and changes. Develops academicplans and is consulted about the curriculum and class schedule. Analyzes applications,transfer evaluations, and transcripts for entry and exit from the University.Maintains appropriate records. Coordinates or performs special functionsassociated with an academic function, such as assisting with curriculumplanning, committee service, and guiding the work of assistants or work studystudents. Will be responsible for assisting with graduate program admissions.Assist graduate students with the appropriate paperwork regarding, program ofstudies, thesis, dissertation proposals, defenses, andcomprehensive/preliminary exams. These positions work closely with the department staff, the Department Chair, faculty, the Undergraduate Chair, and facultyGraduate advisor in each department.

Additionally, the advisors will be responsiblefor tracking students’ progress towards degree within the curriculum, keeping student academic records current within LoboAchieve and related UNM degree tracking/audit systems. This position will assistin School of Engineering events, which may require work on at least oneSaturday during the year and will help coordinate New Student Orientation and retention programs for new and continuing students. Our advisors also get the opportunity to attend professional workshops and conferences.

The successful candidates will need to be highly organized, detail oriented and have the ability to producehigh-quality results while successfully maintaining progress across multipleprojects and deadlines. This person should possess the ability to work efficiently with minimal supervision and have theflexibility to adapt to changing priorities. Further, possess the ability to communicate effectively bothorally and in writing. We are looking for someone that will fit in well with ourdepartments, demonstrate excellence in customer service, and be willing to workwith a variety of students, faculty, staff,members of the School of Engineering, and the greater campus community.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • 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.
  • 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.
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree; at least 2 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of UNM Core Curriculum and the New Mexico Articulation policies.
  • Microsoft office products and ability to work with Microsoft Office calendar
  • Effective written and communication skills
  • Organizing and coordinating student and/or special events
  • Academic advisement, program coordination
  • Must be able to work some evenings and weekends. May be asked to represent departments at off campus events (example would be at the Branch Campus transfer days)
  • Excellent customer service
  • Ability to work with a varied student population and faculty, staff, and campus community.
  • Demonstrated skills in multitasking, preparing reports, problem-solving, and analyzing program, university, and/or curriculum/graduation requirements.
Additional Requirements
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentChemical and Biological Engineering (326A)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeRegular - Full-Time
Term End Date
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 Date9/10/2021
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