Job Description

Academic Advisor,Sr

Requisition IDreq11274
Working TitleSr Academic Advisor (Graduate)
Position Grade12
Position SummaryThe Anderson School of Management (ASM) is seeking an experienced, student-centered academic advisor to fill the Senior Academic Advisor position for Graduate Programs, which include the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Accounting (MACCT), Master of Science in Information Systems and Assurance (MS-ISA) and Post-Master’s Certificate in Management (MGTCP).

The Graduate Academic Advisor position at ASM is critical to operations of recruitment, admissions, advisement, and progress to graduation for graduate level students. This position directly impacts the quality of students that enroll in Anderson graduate programs as a result of efforts in strategic recruitment, streamlined admissions procedures, and high quality advisement practices. The success of this position results in expanded enrollment in Anderson graduate programs, and increased student satisfaction with advisement services that are tailored to the interests and needs of students that ultimately lead to engaged and high performing alumni of ASM and UNM.

The individual will provide a full-suite of academic advisement for Anderson graduate students and critically evaluate current advisement policies and procedures at ASM to optimize resources and opportunities for students to ensure an overall positive student experience. The candidate will develop and implement new program initiatives for comprehensive advisement opportunities that serve diverse student needs. This position will provide comprehensive evaluation of elevated student concerns related to probation, suspension, retention, and matriculation including follow-up with all individuals involved.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of producing high-quality results, successfully maintaining progress across multiple projects and deadlines, working efficiently with minimal supervision, and adapting to changing priorities. This person will be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing as evidenced by the applicant’s cover letter and resume. This dynamic individual will demonstrate excellence in customer service and the ability to work with teams as well as a variety of students, faculty, staff and members of the business community in order to promote student success and align with the vision and mission of ASM and UNM.

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

Knowledge of/with:

  • Application process for admission into ASM graduate programs, and program specific curricular requirements.

Experience with/in:

  • Evaluating and reviewing transcripts from a variety of institutions around the country.
  • Effective written and communication skills as demonstrated in applicant cover letter, resume, and writing sample.
  • Presentation skills. Outreach, recruitment, orientation, and retention program implementation skills.
  • Organizing and coordinating student and/or special events.
  • Academic advisement, program coordination.
  • Must be able to work some evenings and weekends.
  • Must be able to attend recruitment events off campus.
  • Excellent customer service and team based skills and ability to work with a varied student population as well as a variety of Anderson stakeholders, which includes faculty, staff, and the business community.
  • Demonstrated skills in multitasking, preparing reports, problem solving, and analyzing program, university, and/or curriculum/graduation requirements.
  • Extensive demonstrated database skills.


    Writing sample will respond to specific questions listed in the job posting.

Additional Requirements
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentASM Administration (224B)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeRegular - Full-Time
Term End Date
StatusNon-Exempt
Pay$18.46 to $25.84
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 Date11/25/2019
Application Instructions Resume, Cover Letter and Writing Sample are required for this position. Your Writing Sample should answer the following questions: 1) What are the three main responsibilities of an advisor with reference to the relationship with students? 2) What makes you an outstanding advisor in this role? 3) What do you think are the students’ responsibilities in the advisement relationship? 4) How would you establish expectations with the students regarding these responsibilities?

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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