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Academic Advisor

Requisition ID req28899
Working Title Academic Advisor
Position Grade 10
Position Summary

The College of Fine Arts Advisement Center seeks qualified applicants for the position of Academic Advisor.  The Academic Advisor will advise for degrees in the following departments/programs:  Art, Film and Digital Arts, Music, Interdisciplinary Arts, and Theatre & Dance.  This position provides comprehensive guidance on all academic factors in CFA degrees for prospective, transfer, former and current students.  This position requires a highly motivated individual who possesses strong interpersonal skills and the ability to multi-task.  Successful candidates will need to become knowledgeable of the degrees, but also possess the ability to advise and navigate on intangibles such as auditions, juries and critiques.  Advisors in the College of Fine Arts will be working with students from orientation through to graduation so they must understand not only the student's degree, but also have cursory knowledge of the different university systems and resources impacting student degree completion.

Job duties include:

  • Assessing students' academic levels, attending to student academic inquiries, assisting in the resolution of individual academic problems and advising on academic degrees.
  • Analyzing and processing applications, transfer evaluations and transcripts for admission to the college and degree requirements.
  • Developing and maintaining appropriate files and records.
  • Coordinating and facilitating new student orientation and other outreach initiatives to promote advisement services, academic programs and undergraduate degrees; this includes participation and coordination of recruitment events on campus, branch campuses and in-state community colleges.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • Employees who provide services or work in patient care or clinical areas are required to be in compliance with the University's influenza vaccination requirement.
  • All regular, non-temporary positions assigned to this classification are represented by a labor union and subject to the terms and conditions of the US-UNM Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree; no previous experience required.

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:

  • Multi-task with ever-changing priority demands.
  • Analyze and interpret student transcripts, associated records and documents
  • Initiate and/or implement student engagement, retention and completion strategies
  • Strong communications skills, both orally and written
  • Work independently with a team mindset

Experience in:

  • Working in a high-traffic, service-oriented environment.
  • Navigating UNM systems such as LoboWeb, LoboMail, LoboAchieve and UNM Catalog
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite
Additional Requirements
Campus Main - Albuquerque, NM
Department College of Fine Arts Administration (694A)
Employment Type Staff
Staff Type Regular - Full-Time
Term End Date
Status Non-Exempt
Pay Hourly: $18.26 - $19.95
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 As a condition of employment, eligible employees working greater than .25 FTE as determined by the New Mexico Education Retirement Act must make mandatory retirement contributions. For more information, review the Benefits Eligibility at a Glance grid.
Background Check Required Yes
For Best Consideration Date 4/4/2024
Eligible for Remote Work
Eligible for Remote Work Statement
Application Instructions

Only applications submitted through the official UNMJobs site will be accepted. If you are viewing this job advertisement on a 3rd party site, please visit UNMJobs to submit an application.

Please attach resume and cover letter that addresses preferred qualifications as well as a writing sample (no more than one page) that outlines your philosophy of advising. Finalists will be expected to provide at least 3 supervisory references.

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.

The University of New Mexico requires all regular staff positions successfully pass a pre-employment background check. This may include, but is not limited to, a criminal history background check, New Mexico Department of Health fingerprint screening, New Mexico Children, Youth, and Families Department fingerprint screening, verification of education credentials, and/or verification of prior employment. For more information about background checks, visit Refer to for a definition of Regular Staff.