Eastern New Mexico University Portales, NM
The following is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. This list of duties is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the functions and responsibilities performed.

Position Summary:

Under limited direction, the advisor participates in the planning and delivery of academic advising services and programs which promote student success and increase student enrollment and retention by promoting programs, referring students at risk or in need of additional resources with the primary objective to assist with making informed decisions concerning their educational goals.

Requirements:Duties and Responsibilities:

* Assists students in the development of an educational plan including choosing a program of study and/or clarifying educational goals

* Informs students about alternatives, limitations and possible consequences of academic decisions (e.g. adding, dropping and withdrawing from courses; change of program, major and/or transfer institution)

* Educates students about course planning and registration processes and verifying course prerequisite and requirements

* Refers to available on-and off-campus resources to meet individual needs including career and personal counseling

* Interprets testing results relevant to placement decisions; determines student readiness for College programs

* Makes appropriate referrals to students perceived as at-risk, acts as an advocate as appropriate

* Working closely with Academic Services and the Office of Registrar to provide timely information on course/degree options and University policies

* Monitoring and assisting at-risk students including conditionally admitted students and processing of early alert notifications of students

* Remaining current regarding academic and administrative policies, procedures, and requirements for University degree programs

* Gathers, develops and promotes best practices for continuous improvement

* Participates in individual and team professional development, remains current with technology used to provide advising services.

* Performing other duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements:

* A bachelor's degree in the humanities or a related field

* One to three years' experience in academic advising or related careers in post-secondary education, or a combination of education and experience commensurate with the requirements of the position

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

* Demonstrated interpersonal communication skills.

* Ability to effectively analyze ambiguous information and respond appropriately

* Experience in group presentations

* Ability to process and maintain highly confidential information

* Ability to work effectively with individuals of varying backgrounds, abilities, outlooks, ages, and nationalities

* Knowledge of course disciplines, educational units, and educational history

* Knowledge of curriculum and academic processes and policies

* knowledge of computerized student information systems (Banner Student Module is preferred)

* Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work professionally and effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community

* Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community

* Ability to work independently, exercise creativity, be attentive to detail, and maintain a positive attitude

* Ability to manage multiple and simultaneous responsibilities and to prioritize scheduling of work

* Ability to establish positive and productive working relationships with other units on campus

* Ability to understand and interpret the history, mission, and goals of the University to students and other constituent groups

* Must be of good moral character with conduct consistent with the University and state code of conduct.

Working Conditions:Physical Demand and Working Conditions: Work is performed during normal hours but may include evening and weekend hours; is sedentary with 15 pounds maximum weight to lift and carry; requires reaching, handling with the use of the hands, arms and fingers, talking and/or hearing; and seeing.

Essential Functions: [As defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, these include the following responsibilities, minimum job knowledge, skills, and abilities. This is not necessarily an all-inclusive listing.]

Additional Information:Application Review Date: Open Until Filled

Condition of Employment: Must pass a pre-employment background check.

Electronic Application Instructions: Electronic applications should be submitted through the "Apply" link on the top of this page. Please attach the following required documents to your electronic application:

Required Documents: Please ensure that you attach all required documents even if you have applied for other positions at ENMU as the committee does not have access to those records.

Letter of interest


Contact information for three references (Blind reference calls may be made on applicants who become a finalist for the position)

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ENMU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected status in its programs, activities, or employment. People seeking additional information about the University's non-discrimination policy should contact the Affirmative Action Officer Jessica Small at (575) 562-2218,. Individuals with disabilities requesting an accommodation can call the office of human resources at (575) 562-2115. For any other inquires please contact Human Resources at (575) 562-2115 or e-mail

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