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Nellis Air Force Base Academic Affairs Coordinator

Categories: Pacific Region 9


Vice Provost for Academic Affairs


University of Nevada Las Vegas

Date Posted:


Close Date:

August 1, 2014

Position Description
The Nellis Academic Affairs Coordinator will operate from Nellis Air Force Base (NAFB) and coordinate and promote progressive programming that is geared toward providing academic support for military personnel and family members. The Coordinator will strive to connect university services for maximum academic outcomes for this population. In this academic support and advocacy role, he or she will serve as an expert voice in enriching all aspects of the student experience and ensuring that military undergraduate students who enter UNLV have the opportunity to succeed through focused, intentional, cross-disciplinary academic programs and interventions. Also, the Coordinator will be familiar with theories and initiatives of persistence and retention at UNLV as they relate to informing data-driven academic support programs. The Coordinator will also be skilled at planning and coordinating events such as a Distinguished Lecture Series and other focused programs that complement the military student experience. The Coordinator will teach at the undergraduate level. Finally, although housed initially at NAFB, the position may work at multiple locations.

- Providing academic advising for Nellis students.
- Negotiating academic support services across Student Affairs and Academic Affairs for Nellis students to assist in the development of their academic and professional career trajectories.
- Coordinating course scheduling at Nellis Air Force Base for undergraduate courses.
- Referring Nellis students to services that increase academic progress, provide academic support, and improve graduation rates and time-to graduation.
- Hosting focused programs for Nellis airmen, such as a Distinguished Lecture series and various recruitment and/or academic preparedness events/seminars/programs.
- Teaching at the undergraduate level.
- Continuing UNLV’s commitment to access and diversity.

Institution Information
UNLV 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:

Application Process
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. Applicants must be able to pass a military background check.

Additional Information
Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on August 1, 2014 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Valarie Burke, 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

Contact Information
Valarie Burke, Search Committee Chair,


Required Qualifications
This position requires a Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university and three years of experience in academic advising or a comparable profession in higher education. This position also requires undergraduate teaching experience. 

Preferred Qualifications