Job Description

Academic Advisor,Sr

Requisition IDreq8961
Working TitleAcademic Advisor,Sr
Position Grade12
Position SummaryTheCollege of Arts and Sciences Advisement Center is very excited to announcewe are hiring. As an employee of this highly energetic andstudent oriented advisement center, you will be providing academicadvisement to prospective and current students within the College of Artsand Sciences and the various departments served within. One of multiplehires within this posting is for the Managed Online Program (MOPs). MOPs is a degree completion program withonline courses offered with a fast-tracked schedule toward graduation. This is a very fast-paced environment where employees strive to giveexcellent professional consultation/advice.

The selected candidates will be advising and assisting students in thedevelopment of academic plans and class schedules; evaluating documentsfor entry and exit from the college of Arts & Sciences; partneringwith the student to implement tools and success strategies as they navigatethe university system. This role requires technologically savvy, motivatedindividuals that are very comfortable communicated at a distance via the web.

The MOPs position will work in-person and in a virtual environment withstudents from around the country, including many who are juggling demandingcareers and family life. A high-touch approach to advising will be required toensure that students are optimizing their academic success. This position willrequire an understanding of online student success resources campus wideas well as the ability to synthesize this with the specifics ofdepartmental requirements and the rigor of an accelerated program.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • This position is represented by a labor union and is subject to the terms and conditions of the USUNM Collective Bargaining Agreement.
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 direction as demonstrated by specific requirements addressed in the cover letter.

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

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.
Create online support and or informational videos.

Recent experience working at a post-secondary institution.
Supporting online 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
Pay$17.23 - $18.75 Dependent on Education and Experience
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 RequiredNo
For Best Consideration Date5/27/2019
Application InstructionsQualified applicants should include a cover letter that detail their unique credentials for this position and why they are the best candidate for the position given the preferred qualifications listed.

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.


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