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Academic Advisor, Academic Success Center

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Academic Success Center


University of Nevada, Las Vegas - UNLV

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Position Description

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Academic Advisor, Academic Success Center (17009).PROFILE of the UNIVERSITYUNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 29,000 students and more than 3,000 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with high research activity. UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on line at:


ROLE of the POSITIONThis is a posting for one (1) full-time Academic Advisor position whose primary role will be to work with Exploring Majors students in the Academic Success Center. Additionally, this position will work with undergraduate non-degree seeking and prospective students, as well. The Academic Advisor assists students with goal clarification, developing an academic plan for each semester, and interpreting university policies and procedures. Extensive knowledge of the general education degree requirements for all majors offered at the university is essential for this position. Advisors assist students with identifying their strengths, interests, and abilities and explain how these areas relate to majors and careers in order to move forward in the major selection process. Additional duties include, but are not limited to, maintaining accurate and detailed student records; evaluating students' degree progress; assisting students with processing forms; interpreting and correcting degree audit reports; reviewing and articulating transfer coursework; referring students to appropriate campus resources; participating in on-campus and off-campus center and university recruiting events, as well as New Student Orientation, which will require occasional evening and weekend work.

Application Process

APPLICATION DETAILSSubmit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based. Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin on September 1, 2016 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Michael Terry, Search Committee Chair and are to be submitted via on-line application at For assistance with UNLV's on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-3504 or applicant.inquiry@unlv.eduApply Here

Institution Information Application Information
UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Required Qualifications 
QUALIFICATIONS To be considered for the Academic Advisor position, candidates must possess at minimum a Bachelor's degree (Master's preferred) from a regionally accredited college or university, and have at least one (1) year of related work experience in higher education, including work involving extensive student contact at a college or university. Experience working with computerized student information systems, preferably with PeopleSoft, would be highly desirable.

Preferred Qualifications
Advisors are required to speak publicly and effectively communicate both verbally and in writing, so candidates must be personable and articulate, with excellent writing and speaking skills. Candidates must be prepared to work in a fast-paced environment of constant change and variety and possess effective decision making and problem solving skills. SALARY RANGESalary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.