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Academic Advisor

Company: New Mexico State University
Location: Alamogordo
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

Requisition Number 2200361SClassification Title Acad AdvisorPosition Job Title Acad AdvisorCollege/Division ALCC Alamogordo CCDepartment 920900-ALCC Student ServicesPosition Number 299987Internal or External Search External - Open to all applicantsAppointment Full-time Equivalency 1.00Reports To Position Title VP Student Success ALCCTarget Hourly/Salary Rate $37,271-$46,589 target entry to commensurate with qualification.Pay Level 07Pay Base SalaryRecruitment SummaryNew Mexico State University at Alamogordo (NMSU-A) is a comprehensive community college located in the foothills, at the base of the Sacramento Mountains. This vantage point overlooks the city of Alamogordo and the Tularosa Basin. The service area of the school includes Holloman Air Force Base (HAFB), White Sands Missile Range, and stretches beyond the view to include the Mescalero Apache Reservation and approximately twenty villages and towns. Much of the south-central New Mexico region benefits from the convenient location of the campus. NMSU-A is a two-year community college campus accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of Colleges and Schools, and is dedicated to the concept of high-quality, cost-effective education that meets the needs of the community and diverse student population.Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Advises students regarding correct placement based on incoming test scores.
  • Works with counselors from area high schools to properly admit and register Dual Credit/Early College students.
  • Ensures that these students are correctly placed in appropriate courses.
  • Provide advisement of active duty military and military spouse/dependents.

    Classification Summary

    • 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.

      Classification Standard Duties

      • Answers student inquiries and resolves problems related to curriculum and course prerequisites, referring to catalogues, written course descriptions, and other sources.
      • Reviews transcripts to ensure eligibility for admission to a specific college or program including evaluation of transfer credits and applicability of academic credit to program requirements.
      • Initiates and maintains individual student files updating and evaluating as new information is received.
      • Reviews student files to ensure deadlines are met for completing graduation requirements such as coursework requirements, theses, comprehensive examinations, and other specific program requirements.
      • Coordinates with other organizational units to process admission and graduation requests and to aid in resolution of academic problems.
      • 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.
      • Prepares written communications in support of recruitment efforts; attends and participates in orientation and information dissemination sessions.
      • Assists students in the selection of appropriate courses and concentrations in terms of students' stated preferences.
      • Assists faculty advisement, athletic coaches, and other counseling personnel by providing records, evaluations, interpretations, and other requested data, recommendations, and conclusions.
      • Performs supplemental administrative activities such as scheduling meetings, securing requested information, and verifying and maintaining computerized data files.
      • May assist in proctoring examinations and other qualifying requirements or activities required by the college or department.
      • May supervise lower graded staff and student employees; may participate in training and evaluative sessions and recommend methods to improve advisement activities.
      • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


        • Knowledge of academic standards governing student probation, suspension, and/or expulsion.
        • Knowledge of student recruitment and retention issues.


          • Records maintenance skills.


            • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
            • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
            • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information.
            • Ability to maintain calendars and schedule appointments.
            • Ability to analyze and solve problems.
            • Ability to analyze course prerequisites, certification, and/or curriculum/graduation requirements.
            • Ability to evaluate student transcripts and/or records.

              Required EducationBachelor's degree in a related field.
              Required ExperienceNo previous work experience required.Equivalency None
              Standard Work Schedule Standard (M-F, 8-5)If not a Standard Work Schedule, please describeSchedule may be adjusted to accommodate the needs of the department.
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Keywords: New Mexico State University, Las Cruces , Academic Advisor, Other , Alamogordo, New Mexico

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