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Academic Advisor/Senior Academic Advisor

Categories: Pacific Region 9



University of Nevada, Las Vegas - UNLV

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Open Until Filled 7/6/15

Position Description
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Academic Advisor/Senior Academic Advisor Search #15247 PROFILE of the UNIVERSITYUNLV is a comprehensive research university of approximately 28,000 students and 2,900 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:

We are filling two positions within the College of Liberal Arts, Wilson Advising Center:This first position is responsible for helping with numerous trainings and Orientations offered by the College and the University and helping with all academic duties and receptions related to the College. They are responsible for interpreting academic policies and helping coordinate units within the college to ensure their individual programs are consistent with current University polices. This position will help the center achieve its goals of advising students, conducting orientations, recruiting new students, tracking graduates, and other duties as assigned. The second position RPC position (Retention/Progression/Completion) would, in addition to the above, be responsible for helping with the following: Help with contacting Liberal Arts students who have sat out from UNLV for two or more semesters and encourage them to return and finish their degree. Help with reaching out to students who are on academic probation/suspension to assure they return to good academic standing and graduate. Early Alert/mid?semester help with contacting students who are not doing well during the semester to assure they are utilizing the proper resources and encourage them to meet with their academic advisor. Assist with monitoring student progression with completing first year seminar, second year seminar, Milestone and Capstone, as well as English Composition and Mathematics.

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Knowledge of the UNLV advising process is helpful. Public Speaking is required. This advisor will be leading, or helping, with numerous trainings and orientations offered by the College and the University. They will help with all academic duties and receptions related to the College. Advisors are responsible for interpreting academic policies and ensuring that College of Liberal Arts individual programs are consistent with current University policies.Candidates must be able to conduct large academic training seminars. A tactful, discreet person with good people skills is essential. Familiarity with FileMaker Pro and PeopleSoft is preferred.Bachelors (Masters preferred), and three years advising or comparable experience with college-age populations is required. SALARY RANGE Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding. 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. The review of materials will begin May 4, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Materials should be addressed to Cheryl Tillotson, 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 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 persons 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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