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Academic Advisors

Categories: Pacific Region 9


College of Education Student Service Center


University of Nevada, Las Vegas - UNLV  

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Position Description
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for multiple Academic Advisors in the College of Education Student Service Center SN16229
UNLV 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: 

The College of Education Student Services Center invites applicants for the positions of General Academic Advisor, Alternative Routes to Teacher Licensure (ARL) Advisor, and RPC (Retention, Progression, and Completion) Advisor. These are full-time 12 month, non-tenure track positions. The General Academic Advisor is responsible for providing academic advising to current and potential undergraduate students in the College of Education. Duties include: providing accurate information regarding degree requirements insuring retention, progression, and completion, educational and career options, university and college policies and procedures; evaluating student progress; helping students with academic decisions; participating in the recruitment and orientation; documenting and updating student records; and other duties as assigned. The ARL Advisor is responsible to the advising, recruitment, and marketing of the COE program. Duties include: establish on campus recruitment activities for the COE, coordinate university recruitment activities within the advising office, establish outreach programs to communicate and provide information to perspective students and admitted students, recruit and work with community colleges in Nevada and in Western neighbors to ease the transfer process, work with director and associate director to establish recruiting trips locally and nationally as funding permits; provide students accurate information regarding degree requirements, educational and career options, university and college policies and procedures, evaluating student progress, helping students with academic decisions (e.g. choice of major, course planning, goal clarification). The RPC Advisor is responsible to track, assess, and closely advise our academically high-risk students: alternate admits probation students, suspension students, and students with unsatisfactory mid semester grades.
Duties include: assessment of all students at- risk, providing assistance to help insure that the at-risk student has a chance for success, providing accurate information regarding: degree requirements insuring retention, progression, and completion, educational and career options; university and college policies and procedures. 

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. Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on January 4, 2016 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted by that date. Materials should be addressed to Edmund Ronca, 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

Institution 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 persons lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Apply Here :​

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Required Qualifications 
These positions require a Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university and one (1) year related professional experience in academic advising or related experience in higher education. Applicants must have experience with computerized student information systems and their application to advising; experience with various assessment programs and techniques; be accurate and detail oriented; possess excellent communication skills; be able to work in a fast-paced environment with constant change; possess excellent time-management skills to handle a large caseload; and be knowledgeable of student confidentiality guidelines (FERPA). Applicants must have knowledge of the teacher education programs offered in the College of Education and certification requirements of the Nevada Department of Education.Preference will be given to those applicants who have shown more extensive experience (i.e., greater number of years) in advising, recruitment, and assessment. 

Preferred Qualifications
SALARY RANGE Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.