Job Positions

Academic Advisor, Lead/2100577S

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10

Department:

Center for Academic Advising and Student Support

Institution:

New Mexico State University

Date Posted:

Sep 8 2021 3:22PM

Close Date:

Oct 5 2021
 

Position Description

CLASSIFICATION SUMMARY
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.

Duties

Provides academic consulting services to NMSU-O undergraduate and graduate 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.

Application Process

Apply at the following link: https://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/42797

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

Some evening and weekend hours will be required.

Contact Information

Nancy Cahill, Administrative Assistant, Senior
ncahill@nmsu.edu
575-646-2123

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Qualifications

Master's Degree College-Level Academic Advising Experience