Job Description

Academic Advisor,Sr

Requisition IDreq28169
Working TitleAcademic Advisor,Sr
Position Grade12
Position Summary

The Arts and Sciences Center for Academic Success is very excited to announce we are hiring. As an employee of this highly energetic and student-oriented advisement center, you will be providing academic advisement to prospective and current students of the College of Arts and Sciences and the various departments served within. This is a very fast-paced environment where employees strive to give excellent professional consultation/advice within demanding time constraints and multiple locations.

The selected candidate will be advising and assisting students in the development of academic plans and class schedules; evaluating documents for entry and exit from the College of Arts & Sciences; partnering with the student to implement tools and success strategies as they navigate the university system. Both face-to-face and group advisement sessions are paired with required paperwork to ensure progression and graduation for students within the desired time frame. These positions will require an understanding of student success resources campus wide. Advisors must be able to synthesize this with the specifics of departmental requirements and objectives and the overarching degree goals from the college level.

The ideal candidate would possess strong advising, interpersonal, analytical, organizational, and customer-service skills. This candidate must enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and working with a diverse student and staff population. This role requires technologically savvy, motivated individuals that have student success at the center of their career aspirations.

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:
Interpret and analyze department, college, and university degree requirements.
Multi-task with ever changing priority demands.
Proficiently utilize programs related to advisory duties: Banner, Microsoft Office Suite, and Web Conferencing tools.
Follow directions.

Working with diverse populations.
Working in a high traffic service-oriented environment.

Ideal Qualifications include:

Ability to:
Connect with students through a Teaching/Learning relationship both one on one and in large groups.
Disseminate information through various media: email, oral and written communication and other social media applications.
Be flexible and adapt to ever changing priorities of students and the college

Recent experience working at a post-secondary institution.
Supporting customers or clients in an educational setting.

Additional Requirements
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentArts Sciences Advisement (711E)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeRegular - Full-Time
Term End Date
PayHourly $21.92 to $22.50 DOE
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 Date1/26/2024
Eligible for Remote WorkYes
Eligible for Remote Work StatementHybrid work is optional after a trial period and under the discretion of the supervisor.
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.

Qualified applicants should include a cover letter that details their unique credentials for this position and why they are the best candidate for the position given the preferred qualifications listed. They should also include a personal advisement philosophy in a separate document; this should be no longer than 250 words

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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