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Academic Advisor, Lead

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10


Center for Academic Advising and Student Support


New Mexico State University

Date Posted:

Mar 1 2018 10:00PM

Close Date:


Position Description

As lead academic advisor performs integrated academic advisement of prospective, current, and former students within a major college or equivalent academic unit. Assesses academic level and advises on programs and changes. Develops academic plans and schedules. Analyzes applications, transfer evaluations, and transcripts for entry and exit from the university. Responsible for academic functions: assisting with curriculum planning, committee service, and guiding the work of subordinate staff.


  • 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.

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Institution Information

New Mexico State University is a comprehensive land-grant institution of higher learning accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. An active research university, NMSU anchors the southern end of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Research Corridor, exceeding $140 million in research and public service expenditures. NMSU is classified as a Hispanic-serving institution by the federal government with a total minority enrollment over 48%. Home to the state’s NASA Space Grant Program, NMSU is located in Las Cruces, which features desert mesas, the farmlands of the Rio Grande Valley, and the Organ Mountains, an extension of the Rocky Mountain chain. The University is committed to building a cultural diverse educational environment.

Additional Information


Contact Information

Dr. Jennifer Hodges 575-646-5932


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Three (3) years of experience related to the standard duties as outlined.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a related field.
  • Five (5) years of experience related to the responsibilities as outlined.
  • College level academic advising experience
  • Experience working with students majoring in Engineering and/or Life Sciences