Job Positions

Academic Advisor/2100076S

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10


Center for Academic Advising and Student Support


New Mexico State University

Date Posted:

Mar 19 2021 12:52PM

Close Date:

Apr 16 2021

Position Description

Provides academic advisement for prospective, current, and former students within a specified undergraduate academic department or equivalent unit of a college. Assesses academic level, attends to student inquires, assists in problem resolution, and advises on program changes, and in the development of academic plans and schedules. Analyzes applications, transfer evaluations, and transcripts for entry and exit from the university. Maintains appropriate records. May establish programs for target recruitment and retention and develop program and marketing materials.


• Provide academic advising, and proactive assistance, to undergraduate students through multiple delivery mechanisms such as: in-person appointments, phone, email, walk-ins, group advising, group informational sessions, and orientation sessions.
• Advise exploratory students (including both students who are unclassified or pursuing a meta-major as well any declared major who indicates the desire to explore other options). Become familiar with best practices in major exploration and career advising. Develop tools to assist students in the exploration process. Assist with the maintenance of meta-major maps.
• Participate in campus-wide welcome activities and events; including but not limited to, New Student Orientation and Crimson Kickoff.
• Participate in campus-wide retention and student success initiatives such as: Quick Connect (early alert), Enrollment Calling Campaign, and Early Performance Grade outreach.
• Assist in the upkeep of degree maps, individual student records, and both print and online academic advising tools.
• Contribute to the development of online tools and use of technology to enhance academic advising and overall office function.
• Participate in professional development opportunities contributing to the ongoing improvement of academic advising in the college.
• Participate in college and university committees as assigned by the Director.

Application Process

Apply on-line at

Institution Information

New Mexico State University is a comprehensive land-grant institution of higher learning accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. An active research university, NMSU anchors the southern end of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Research Corridor, exceeding $140 million in research and public service expenditures. NMSU is classified as a Hispanic-serving institution by the federal government with a total minority enrollment over 48%. Home to the state’s NASA Space Grant Program, NMSU is located in Las Cruces, which features desert mesas, the farmlands of the Rio Grande Valley, and the Organ Mountains, an extension of the Rocky Mountain chain. The University is committed to building a cultural diverse educational environment. NMSU is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Additional Information


Contact Information

Nancy Cahill, Senior Admin Asst. 575-646-2123


Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related field.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's Degree College-level Academic Advising Experience