Job Description

Sr Academic Advisor

Requisition IDreq6908
Working TitleSr Academic Advisor
Position Grade11
Position Summary

The Anderson School of Management (ASM) is seeking an experienced, student-centered academic advisor to fill the position of Senior Academic Advisor for the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program.

The position of Sr. Academic Advisor is essential to support the advisement needs of undergraduate students that further promote goals of ASM and UNM to provide high quality services that positively impact the retention, graduation, and overall success of undergraduate students. This position works with pre-business and BBA students from orientation to graduation and ensures students are optimizing their academic success and preparation for their profession. The undergraduate advisement team at Anderson applies a comprehensive scope to student advisement with practices and policies designed to best meet the needs of students. In individual appointments, workshops, and email communications, the undergraduate academic advisor provides necessary support for time sensitive and in-depth approaches to the diverse needs of students, faculty, and staff at ASM. In addition, this position critically evaluates and implements improvements in programming, policies, and procedures that positively impact the experiences and outcomes for students. The responsibilities of this position are multifaceted and have significant implications for the advisement services of students at ASM.

This individual will be responsible for providing academic advisement, guidance and progress-tracking for meeting program mileposts for incoming and continuing students. They will assist in recruiting activities to attract new students and coordinate outreach and orientation. They will also provide support in the development, implementation and marketing of programs and should be comfortable making public presentations.

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.

Performs integrated academic advisement and consultation of prospective, current, and former students within a major college or equivalent academic unit. Assesses academic level and advises on academic programs and changes. Develops academic plans and class schedules. Analyzes applications, transfer evaluations, and transcripts for entry and exit from the university. Maintains appropriate records. Coordinates or performs special functions associated with an academic function, such as assisting with curriculum planning, committee service, and guiding the work of assistants or work study students. May serve as specialist in certification, athletic eligibility, and/or licensure requirements.


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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.
  • If this position is assigned to the Athletics Department, either administratively or functionally, compliance with all NCAA rules and regulations is required.
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree; at least 1 year 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:

UNM Core Curriculum and Anderson Pre-Admission requirements, undergraduate degree program requirements, and New Mexico Articulation policies.

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 ASM 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
DepartmentAnderson Schools of Management ASM (ABI)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeRegular - Full-Time
Term End Date
StatusNon-Exempt
Pay$14.98 - $22.47 (Hourly)
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 Date11/2/2018
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.

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