Job Description

Academic Advisor,Sr

Requisition IDreq26251
Working TitleAcademic Advisor,Sr
Position Grade12
Position Summary

The Electrical & Computer Engineering department is seeking a Sr. Academic Advisor. Candidates should possess a student-centered approach to advising as this position will provide integrated academic advisement and consultation to ECE graduate, prospective, and former students. This includes assessing academic level and appropriate course and concentration selections as related to the students’ personal preference. Further duties for this position include tracking students’ progress towards degree within the curriculum, keeping student academic records current within Lobo Achieve and related UNM degree tracking/audit systems. This position will also assist in recruiting activities to attract new students and coordinate orientation and retention programs for new and continuing students.

Additionally, the advisor will be responsible for managing the ECE department’s graduate student admissions application and selection process using AppReview and OnBase systems. This includes providing application and admission support to prospective graduate students, staff, and faculty throughout the entire admissions cycle per semester.

The successful candidate will need to be highly organized, detail oriented and have the ability to produce high-quality results while successfully maintaining progress across multiple projects and deadlines. This person should possess the ability to work efficiently with minimal supervision and have the flexibility to adapt to changing priorities. Further, possess the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, as evidenced by the applicant's cover letter and resume. This dynamic individual will demonstrate excellence in customer service and be willing to work with teams as well as variety of students, faculty, staff and members of the School of Engineering and 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

Ability to work with a diversestudent population, faculty, staff, and campus community.

Demonstrated skills in multitasking,preparing reports, problem-solving, and analyzing program, university, and/orcurriculum/graduation requirements.

Must be able to work some eveningsand weekends. Must be able to attend recruitment events off campus ifnecessary.

Knowledge of/with:

  • UNM Core Curriculum and the New Mexico Articulation policies
  • Microsoft office products and ability to work with Microsoft Office calendar

Experience with/in:

  • Effective written and communication skills as demonstrated in cover letter and resume
  • Organizing and coordinating student and/or special events
  • Academic advisement, program coordination
  • Experience with admissions and student recruitment
  • Excellent customer service and team-based skills
Additional Requirements
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentElectrical Computer Engineering (271A)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeRegular - Full-Time
Term End Date
PayHourly: $20.71 - $29.08
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 Date8/3/2023
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 current resume and a cover letter that addresses your experience related to the academic advisement position. Only applications submitted through the official UNMJobs site will be accepted. If you are viewing this job advertisement on a 3rd party site, please visit UNMJobs to submit an application.

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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