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Academic Advisor,Sr

Requisition ID req8961
Working Title Academic Advisor,Sr
Position Grade 12
Position Summary The College of Arts and Sciences Advisement Center is very excited to announce we are hiring. As an employee of this highly energetic and student oriented advisement center, you will be providing academic advisement to prospective and current students within the College of Arts and Sciences and the various departments served within. One of multiple hires within this posting is for the Managed Online Program (MOPs).  MOPs is a degree completion program with online courses offered with a fast-tracked schedule toward graduation.  This is a very fast-paced environment where employees strive to give excellent professional consultation/advice. 

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

The MOPs position will work in-person and in a virtual environment with students from around the country, including many who are juggling demanding careers and family life. A high-touch approach to advising will be required to ensure that students are optimizing their academic success. This position will require an understanding of online student success resources campus wide as well as the ability to synthesize this with the specifics of departmental 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
Campus Main - Albuquerque, NM
Department Arts Sciences Advisement (711E)
Employment Type Staff
Staff Type Regular - Full-Time
Term End Date
Status Non-Exempt
Pay $17.23 - $18.75 Dependent on Education and Experience
Benefits Eligible This 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 Statement Temporary 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 No
For Best Consideration Date 5/27/2019
Application Instructions Qualified 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.