Job Description

Sr Student Program Advisor

Requisition IDreq7233
Working TitleSr Student Program Advisor- TRiO Program
Position Grade10
Position SummaryTRiO Student Support Services (SSS), federally funded by the Department of Education, at the University of New Mexico-Taos is seeking a highly motivated Sr. Student Program Advisor to work in a dynamic student centered environment supporting program participants (first generation, high financial need, and/or students with documented disabilities) to reach their academic goals. The Sr. Student Program Advisor must be proficient in planning and implementing student success initiatives and able to fulfill the jobs and duties of this position to accomplish The UNM Taos TRiO-SSS Mission and grant objectives.

UNM Taos TRiO-SSS Mission:

We will increase the retention, transfer and graduation rates of TRiO-SSS partici­pants at The University of New Mexico-Taos by engaging participants in a student centered environment to assist in the learning of strategies to navigate college more skillfully and reach degree completion.

We are committed to providing excellent academic advising and access to financial literacy education, college tours, cultural events, and workshops to empower TRiO-SSS participants to thrive in higher education.

This position will:

  • Implement current programing as well as develop and execute new student success initiatives designed to accomplish the goals and objectives set forth by the grant funder, Department of Education.
  • Assist potential participants in understanding the TRiO-SSS program, conduct intake sessions for incoming participants and frequently follow up/contact all new and current participants.
  • Coordinate all aspects of the TRiO-SSS Peer Mentoring Program, which includes but is not limited to supervision, hiring, training peer mentors.
  • Provide proactive academic advisement: this includes explaining degree requirements and university policies to prepare Personalized Graduation Plans which will include academic and career goals along with semester schedules.
  • Collaborate to develop and present/facilitate events and workshops to improve student competencies to navigate college, this will include but is not limited to scholarship applications, financial literacy and time management as well as other strategies to support retention and graduation efforts.
  • Coordinate and travel with students for campus tours of 4-year colleges, cultural events and student leadership opportunities.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office and data management systems such as Banner, LoboWeb, LoboAchieve, Blackboard Learn, and Student Access to manage accurate student records.
  • Assist in the collection and reporting of data for the Annual Performance Report.
  • This position reports to the TRiO-SSS Program Manager. The selected candidate must maintain a professional and ethical relationship with students, staff and faculty.
  • Perform other job-related duties, as necessary, to fulfill the TRiO-SSS grant’s objectives and goals.

Information regarding UNM Taos and the surrounding communities we serve:

UNM-Taos is one of UNM's four branch community colleges and is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), offering Associate degrees and certificate programs, a robust dual enrollment program, and adult basic education (ABE and HSE). The UNM-Taos campus is a rural, two-year, Hispanic Serving Institution, located in the north-central region of New Mexico.

Funding available through 8/31/2019; Continuance beyond the date subject to availability of additional funding. TRiO-SSS grant is scheduled to have funding until 8/31/2020 dependent on grant objectives being met annually.

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 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, social work, counseling or related field; at least 3 years of experience related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

OR:

Master’s degree in education, social work, counseling or related field; with 1 year of experience related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

  • Experience and familiarity working with first generation, low income and/or students with documented disabilities.

  • Experience supporting students to persist, retain and reach their academic goals.

  • Effective written and communication skills as demonstrated in cover letter and resume.

  • Experience in public speaking and conducting trainings and workshops.

  • Knowledge of peer mentoring and/or retention strategies.

  • Experience with program coordination.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Excel, and/or data management systems such as Banner, LoboWeb, LoboAchieve, Blackboard Learn, or Student Access.

  • Experience with grant implementation, data collection, and reporting.

Funding available through 8/31/2019; Continuance beyond the date subject to availability of additional funding.

TRiO-SSS grant is scheduled to have
funding until 8/31/2020 dependent on grant objectives being met annually.-SSS grant is scheduled to have
funding until 8/31/2020 dependent on grant objectives being met annually.

Additional RequirementsAdditional Requirements:Ability to work 8:00 am to 5:00 pm as well as evening and weekend events.Valid Driver’s License.
CampusTaos
DepartmentTaos Branch
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeTerm - Full-Time
Term End Date08/31/2019
StatusNon-Exempt
Pay13.62 to 20.43 (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 Date11/26/2018
Application InstructionsRequired documents; Please attach a cover letter and Resume and three previous supervisory references. In your cover letter please discuss how you meet the preferred qualifications posted for this position.

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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