Job Positions

Academic Advisor 1

Categories: Pacific Region 9


School of Public Health


University of Nevada, Reno

Date Posted:

Apr 7 2022 3:46PM

Close Date:

Jul 1 2022

Position Description

The Academic Advisor 1 is responsible for providing academic advising to prospective, new, transfer and continuing undergraduate education students in individual and group advising settings regarding schedule, choice of major, number of hours to be taken, etc. The Academic Advisor 1 provides expertise in core curriculum, major program requirements, participates in retention activities, and may be involved in recruitment events and other college-specific special projects assigned.


Duties Include:
-Advise incoming freshmen, new students, continuing students and transfer students on core courses and appropriate class selection for major and professional goals; conduct individual and group advising appointments
-Remain knowledgeable on academic information to best serve students and convey accurate information to staff, faculty and students
-Provide data related to retention and enrollment management for reports and presentations
-Complete and submit Admission and Records forms and processes to include remove holds, scheduling appointments, facilitating course registration, completing advance registration for incoming students, etc.
-Participate in new student orientation sessions
-Advise students on academic probation, provide referrals to appropriate campus resources
-Create and maintain accurate student records including documenting each interaction
-Participating in proactive outreach related to early alert systems and communication from faculty
-Participate in professional development workshops/events
-Participate in and support the advising needs of College FIT Program
-Serve on program specific councils or committees
-Participate in assigned special projects
-Assist with coordinating and participating in internal Health Sciences recruitment
-Participate in assigned special projects -Participate in on-campus recruitment activities

Application Process

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Institution Information

Travel Requirements:
This position has occasional travel.

Compensation Grade:
Administrative Faculty – B
To view the salary schedule for this position, please visit: Salary Schedules and select Administrative Faculty by Grade. Salary is competitive and commensurate with related education and experience. Remarkable Retirement! Our retirement plan is beyond compare. Your 15.50% contribution is generously matched by the University. With the faculty retirement plan, you are 100% vested your first day. Sit back and watch your retirement dollars grow! All permanent employees on an annual "A" or "B" contract who are employed at least 50% full-time are eligible to participate in the NSHE retirement program unless they are members of PERS of Nevada. “I had no idea the values of the faculty retirement plan when I joined UNR. On my first day, I found out I was fully vested in my contributions and the companies 15.5% matching. I have watched my retirement grow over the years, not only in contributions, but with investments. It is hard to put into words how appreciative I am to feel so secure in my future” – Michelle B. Perks of Working at UNR!
-Health insurance options including dental and vision
- Health Insurance
-Generous annual and sick leave and life insurance– Faculty Benefits -E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center offers an annual or semester membership and family membership options.
-Reno is proud to be a University town! Many local businesses offer discounts to WolfCard holders
-Mountain EAP supports employees (and eligible dependents) through life's difficult moments. Mountain EAP is located in Reno and specializes in counseling and advising services for personal or interpersonal issues.
-Several Diversity Committees and Affinity Groups focusing on campus-wide diversity initiatives to ensure we are working to create a diverse and welcoming campus climate.
-Faculty Senate is the principal representing body for faculty. Its membership includes representatives from each academic and administrative major unit of the University.
-No state income tax!

Additional Information

Grants-in-aid for Faculty Employees:
The University is proud to provide a reduced-rate tuition benefit to faculty and qualified dependents. Faculty can take up to six credits per semester at a reduced rate. Dependents of faculty have unlimited credits, but in order to be eligible children must be unmarried and under the age of 24 and must receive at least 50% of their financial support from the employee and/or employee’s spouse or domestic partner.

Faculty Grants-in-Aid School of Public Health:
Our Mission is to develop, disseminate and apply knowledge to protect and promote the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities. Our Values include Promoting health equity, embracing diversity, advancing knowledge, succeeding through collaboration, and developing workforce excellence. To learn more about the exciting, innovative things happening at the School of Public Health, please visit:

Contact Information

Janita Ethridge, Director, Advising, Recruitment and Retention


Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree and two (2) years of related work experience; OR a Master’s degree and one (1) year of related work experience. Related Professional Experience: In a field related to academic advising or student services or related.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree and two (2) years of related work experience; OR a Master’s degree and one (1) year of related work experience. Related Professional Experience: In a field related to academic advising or student services or related.