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Sr. Academic Advisor

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10


Arts & Sciences


University of New Mexico

Date Posted:

May 10 2021 9:58AM

Close Date:

May 21 2021

Position Description

The Arts and Sciences Center for Academic Success is very excited to announce we are hiring for a Biology Advisor position. As an employee of this highly energetic and student oriented advisement center, you will be providing academic advisement to prospective and current students of the College of Arts and Sciences and the various departments served within. This is a very fast-paced environment where employees strive to give excellent professional consultation/advice within demanding time constraints and multiple locations.


The selected candidate will be advising and assisting students in the development of academic plans and class schedules; evaluating documents for entry and exit from the College of Arts & Sciences; partnering with the student to implement tools and success strategies as they navigate the university system. Remote, face-to-face, and group advisement sessions are paired with required paperwork to ensure progression and graduation for students within the desired time frame. These positions will require an understanding of student success resources campus wide. Advisors must be able to synthesize this with the specifics of departmental requirements and objectives and the overarching degree goals from the college level. The ideal candidate would possess strong advising, interpersonal, analytical, organizational, and customer-service skills. This candidate must enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and working with a diverse student and staff population. This role requires technologically savvy, motivated individuals that have student success at the center of their career aspirations.

Application Process

Only applications submitted through the official UNMJobs site will be accepted. If you are viewing this job advertisement on a 3rd party site, please visit UNMJobs to submit an application. Qualified applicants should include a cover letter that details their unique credentials for this position and why they are the best candidate for the position given the preferred qualifications listed. They should also include a personal advisement philosophy; this should be no longer than 250 words.

Institution Information

Founded in 1889 as New Mexico’s flagship institution, The University of New Mexico now occupies nearly 800 acres near old Route 66 in the heart of Albuquerque, a metropolitan area of more than 500,000 people. From the magnificent mesas to the west, past the banks of the historic Rio Grande to the Sandia Mountains to the east, Albuquerque is a blend of culture and cuisine, styles and stories, people, pursuits and panoramas. Offering a distinctive campus environment with a Pueblo Revival architectural theme, the campus buildings echo nearby Pueblo Indian villages. The nationally recognized campus arboretum and the popular duck pond offer an outstanding botanical experience in the midst of one of New Mexico's great public open spaces.

Additional Information

Main Campus Regular - Full Time Staff position
Non-Exempt Pay:$18.46-$19.88/hr Dependent on Education and Experience
This is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.

Contact Information

Oceana Black Elk :


Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree; at least 2 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

Base Minimum
Ability to: Interpret and analyze department, college, and university degree requirements. Multi-task with ever changing priority demands. Proficiently utilize programs related to advisory duties: Banner, Microsoft Office Suite, and Web Conferencing tools. Follow directions Experience: Working with diverse populations. Working in a high traffic service-oriented environment.

Ideal Ability to:
Connect with students through a Teaching/Learning relationship both one on one and in large groups. Disseminate information through various media: email, oral and written communication and other social media applications. Be flexible and adapt to ever changing priorities of students and the college

Recent experience working at a post-secondary institution. Supporting customers or clients in an educational setting.