Academic Advisor, Lead

New Mexico State University-Main Campus  |  Las Cruces, NM

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Job Overview

Posted about 2 weeks ago

Job Details

Position Title:

Academic Advisor, Lead

Job Type:
Location: Las Cruces, NM
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: < 15,000 Students
Employer ID: 26972
Application Deadline: 07/17/2020

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Salary Range:
$41,820
Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Salary Range:
$41,820
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
No Preference
Experience:

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
No Preference
Experience:

Position Description

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.


Job Requirements

• 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 Information

Please apply for this position by clicking this link: http://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/39068

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