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Academic Advisor/16321

Categories: Pacific Region 9


Academic Success Center


University of Nevada, Las Vegas  

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Open until filled

Position Description
The full-time Academic Advisor’s 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 Information
Submit 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.

Institution Information
UNLV is a comprehensive research university of approximately 28,000 students and 2,800 faculty and staff dedicated to teaching, research, and service. The university has internationally recognized programs in hotel administration and creative writing; professional degrees in law, architecture, and dental medicine; and leading programs in fine arts, sciences and education. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in dynamic Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on-line at:

Additional Information
Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on April 18, 2016 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date.

Contact Information
Materials should be addressed to 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) 895-2894 or



Required Qualifications 
To be considered for the Academic Advisor, candidates must possess at minimum a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) from an 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. 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.

Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree from an accredited college or university