Job Positions

Academic Advisor, #42320

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10

Department:

Center for Academic Advising and Student Support

Institution:

New Mexico State University

Date Posted:

Aug 3 2021 11:30AM

Close Date:

Aug 27 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 inquiries, 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. Classification Standard Duties Answers student inquiries and resolves problems related to curriculum and course prerequisites, referring to catalogues, written course descriptions, and other sources. Reviews transcripts to ensure eligibility for admission to a specific college or program including evaluation of transfer credits and applicability of academic credit to program requirements. Initiates and maintains individual student files updating and evaluating as new information is received. Reviews student files to ensure deadlines are met for completing graduation requirements such as coursework requirements, theses, comprehensive examinations, and other specific program requirements. Coordinates with other organizational units to process admission and graduation requests and to aid in resolution of academic problems. Reviews student grade reports each semester to determine probation and/or suspension based on academic regulations of university; notifies and places students on probation or suspension; returns students to regular status after sufficient progress is made. Prepares written communications in support of recruitment efforts; attends and participates in orientation and information dissemination sessions. Assists students in the selection of appropriate courses and concentrations in terms of students’ stated preferences. Assists faculty advisement, athletic coaches, and other counseling personnel by providing records, evaluations, interpretations, and other requested data, recommendations, and conclusions. Performs supplemental administrative activities such as scheduling meetings, securing requested information, and verifying and maintaining computerized data files. May assist in proctoring examinations and other qualifying requirements or activities required by the college or department. May supervise lower graded staff and student employees; may participate in training and evaluative sessions and recommend methods to improve advisement activities. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Duties

• 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, Early Performance Grade outreach, and CRM Advise.
• 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 our website with the following link: https://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/42320

Institution Information

NMSU is New Mexico’s land-grant and space-grant institution, a comprehensive research institution dedicated to teaching, research, public service and outreach. In addition, the NMSU system includes a satellite learning center in Albuquerque, Cooperative Extension Service offices located in each of New Mexico’s 33 counties, and 12 agriculture research and science centers. New Mexico State University is the institution of choice for more than 15,000 students from 49 states and 89 foreign countries. The City of Las Cruces is the second largest city in New Mexico and is located in Doña Ana County, approximately 45 miles north of El Paso, Texas, and 225 miles south of Albuquerque. Las Cruces is the economic and geographic center of the Mesilla Valley, the agricultural region on the floodplain of the Rio Grande which extends from Hatch to the west side of El Paso, Texas. The Organ Mountains, 10 miles to the east, are dominant in the city’s landscape, along with the Doña Ana Mountains, Robledo Mountains, and Picacho Peak. Las Cruces lies within a short driving distance of the Mexican border at Santa Teresa, as well as many other locations in the broader borderland region. Geography, climate, demographics, and ambiance of Las Cruces and NMSU combine to offer a truly excellent place to thrive. Family members will discover a warm, open community that offers an attractive array of activities and outdoor recreation, amenities, services and opportunities, whether they are looking for top-notch education, meaningful employment, or simply a safe and comfortable place to live.

Additional Information

New Mexico State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, NMSU does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, retaliation, serious medical condition, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, spousal affiliation or protected veteran status in its program or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Inquiries may be directed to the Executive Director, Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator, Office of Institutional Equity, P.O. Box 30001, E. 1130 University Avenue, Las Cruces, NM 88003; 575.646.3635; 575.646.7802 (TTY) equity@nmsu.edu.

Contact Information

Nancy Cahill Administrative Assistant, Senior ncahill@nmsu.edu

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Qualifications

Master's Degree Previous Academic Advising Experience