Job Positions

Academic Advisor

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10


DACC Gadsden Center


Doña Ana Community College

Date Posted:

Jun 22 2021 7:39PM

Close Date:

Jul 17 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.


This position is based out of the DACC Gadsden Center. Provides holistic academic advising services to DACC students, including regular college students, dual credit students and early college high school students. Assists students to develop basic career plans and goals, and target these in selecting a major. Assists student to develop comprehensive academic plans toward either Career Technical Education (CTE) pathways or transfer pathways to an NMSU bachelor’s degree and beyond, or another institution. Documents advising sessions and student interactions through electronic caseload notes. Uses various technology to communicate with and manage student caseload. Proactively reaches out to students by responding to academic and non-academic alerts and resolves and documents cases. Assists with DACC New Student Orientation programs. Works closely with the academic advisor at the DACC Sunland Park Center to serve various student populations. Works closely with the local school districts to provide information for K-12 students to discover educational opportunities at DACC. Resolves a range of complex student-related barriers to enrollment and success. Works with supervisor and unit team to perform related work assignments as needed.

Application Process

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Institution Information

DACC, a responsive accessible learning-centered community college that provides education opportunities to a diverse community of learners is inviting candidates to apply for this position.

Additional Information

NMSU/DACC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Contact Information

Yvette Benitiz


Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related field.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred bilingual speaking skills in Spanish/English Preferred experience serving students in a higher education setting
The most important skills and abilities related to these duties and responsibilities include:
• Professional and clear verbal and written communication
• High attention to detail and accuracy
• Excellent problem-solving
• Focus on holistic student success
• Team-orientation