Job Positions

Academic Advisor, Lead/2100305S

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10


Center for Academic Advising and Student Support


New Mexico State University

Date Posted:

Jun 2 2021 5:38PM

Close Date:

Jun 18 2021

Position Description

As lead academic advisor performs integrated academic advisement of prospective, current, and former students within a major college or equivalent academic unit. Assesses academic level and advises on programs and changes. Develops academic plans and schedules. Analyzes applications, transfer evaluations, and transcripts for entry and exit from the university. Responsible for academic functions: assisting with curriculum planning, committee service, and guiding the work of subordinate staff. Classification Standard Duties Provides academic consulting services to students, prospective students, and former students, including complex analysis and integration. Resolves problems relating to curriculum, course prerequisites, and eligibility by referring to catalogues, governance manual, or resource materials. Reviews transcripts to ensure admission eligibility to a specific college or program including evaluation of transfer credits and applicability of academic credit to program requirements. May advise on certification or licensure requirements. Evaluates transcripts and course work to ensure student remains on career track. 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. Coordinates with other units to process admission and graduation requests and to aid in resolution of academic problems. Reviews student files to ensure deadlines are met for completing various graduation requirements such as coursework requirements, theses, and comprehensive examinations. Participates in training related to academic information and advisement procedures. Assists in the development and implementation of advisement and recruitment programs and materials. Assists faculty advisement, athletic coaches, and/or other counseling personnel by providing records, evaluations, interpretations, and other requested data. May serve as specialist in certification, athletic eligibility,or licensure requirements.Performs supplemental administrative activities, such as securing requested information, verifying computerized data files, and preparing reports. May assist in formulating procedures and making decisions involving the application of academic suspension regulations. May supervise subordinate/student staff; may participate in evaluative sessions and recommend methods to improve advisement activities. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


• 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.
• Advises, and monitors the progress of, students on Academic Probation 1, Academic Probation 2, and students returning after Suspension.
• Advises, and monitors the progress of, student athletes. Reviews Athlete Progress Reports at the end of each term.
• Participate in campus-wide welcome activities and events; including but not limited to, New Student Orientation and Crimson Kickoff. Reviews schedules after orientation for follow-up based on changes to the student record such as application of advanced placement or transfer credits.
• Participate in campus-wide retention and student success initiatives such as: Quick Connect (early alert), Enrollment Calling Campaign, and Early Performance Grade outreach.
• Serve as the primary contact for the faculty advising liaisons connected to the team for which the individual is lead. Coordinate 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.
• Serve as the chair or co-chair of a committee within the Center for Academic Advising and Student Support. Participate in college and university committees as assigned by the Director.

Application Process

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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.

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)

Contact Information

Nancy Cahill


Required Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in a related field. 3 years of experience related to the standard duties, as outlined.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's Degree Experience advising Engineering and Physical Science majors.