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Academic Advisor

Purpose and Scope
Provides academic advisement for prospective, current, and former students within a specified
undergraduate academic department or equivalent unit of a college. Assesses academic level,
attends to student inquiries, assists in problem resolution, and advises on program changes, and
in the development of academic plans and schedules. Analyzes applications, transfer evaluations,
and transcripts for entry and exit from the university. Maintains appropriate records. May
establish programs for target recruitment and retention and develop program and marketing

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist students in the selection and registration of appropriate courses and
    concentrations in terms of students' stated preferences. Initiate and maintain
    individual student files updating and evaluating as new information is
    received. Answers student inquiries and resolves problems related to
    curriculum and course prerequisites for designated academic programs
    referring to catalogues, written course descriptions, and other appropriate
    sources. Coordinates with other organizational units to process admission
    and graduation requests and to aid in resolution of academic problems
  • Reviews student files to ensure deadlines are met for completing graduation
    requirements and other specific program requirements. Reviews transcripts
    to ensure eligibility for admission to a specific program including evaluation of
    transfer credits and applicability of academic credit to program requirements.
  • Plans, develops and coordinates student support programs, special projects,
    and other initiatives geared to the recruitment and retention of students
    within the targeted student population or college. Serves as primary liaison
    with internal and external contacts on all matters relating to the program(s)
    activities; represent the campus on a local, regional, and/or national basis.
  • Refer students to campus and community resources as appropriate.
  • Perform integrated academic advising of and consultation with prospective,
    current and former students. Answer inquiries, review records, determine
    eligibility for courses and programs. Assess academic levels, evaluate student
    records, assist with degree planning, and monitor academic progress.
    Consults with faculty regarding student progress towards a timely path to
  • Oversee and/or coordinate the collection and analysis of program activity
    data; develop, write, edit, and present statistical and narrative program
    reports and evaluations.
  • Serve on governance and ad hoc committees. Perform miscellaneous jobrelated duties as assigned. Participate in training and evaluative sessions and
    recommend methods to improve advisement activities.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of academic standards governing student probation, suspension, and/or expulsion.
Knowledge of student recruitment and retention issues. Records maintenance skills. Ability to
gather data, compile information, and prepare reports. Ability to communicate effectively, both
orally and in writing. Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential
information. Ability to maintain calendars and schedule appointments. Ability to analyze and
solve problems. Ability to analyze course prerequisites, certification, and/or
curriculum/graduation requirements. Ability to evaluate student transcripts and/or records

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Full Time
Salary Range
$34,000.00 - $38,000.00
per Year
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Carlsbad, NM, 88220, US