Job Description

Academic Advisor,Sr

Requisition IDreq29209
Working TitleAcademic Advisor,Sr
Position Grade12
Position Summary

University College (UC) is seeking an advisor who enjoys daily student interaction. As a member of this highly trained advising team, the Senior Academic Advisor will employ integrated academic advisement guided by student development and advising theories to prospective, current, and former students of University College. This position is responsible for providing Undecided and Pre-Health Science students with academic advisement via individual appointments, workshops, emails, and zoom. In addition, coordinating outreach, orientation activities, and delivering public presentations.

UC is an integral part of the University’s retention strategy and graduation goal. This involves working with students facing academic challenges. Help students build efficient degree plans and working with students who are exploring degree options or seeking a degree in the health sciences. This is a great opportunity for someone who appreciates working with a diverse student population. In addition, the Sr. Academic Advisor will work collaboratively with their colleagues to facilitate academic success and inform students of other degree plans within University College.

After completion of probation period, employee and supervisor will discuss remote work opportunities.

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
  • Experience working with a diverse college student population in a public post-secondary institution.
  • Experience evaluating and reviewing transcripts from a variety of institutions from within and outside the US.
  • Effective written and communication skills as demonstrated in applicant cover letter and resume.
  • Excellent customer service and team-based skills and ability to work with a varied student population as well as faculty, and staff.
  • Demonstrated skills in multitasking, preparing reports, problem solving, and analyzing program, university, and/or curriculum/graduation requirements.
  • Extensive demonstrated database skills and experience in data analytics as a tool for synchronized communication, degree planning and student intervention.
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.
Additional Requirements
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentUC Advisement Center (279A)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeRegular - Full-Time
Term End Date
PayHourly: $20.71- $29.08 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 Date5/1/2024
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.

Cover letter and resume/application required.

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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