Academic Advisor, College of Engineering
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Academic Advisor, College of Engineering [R0122365]
PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY
Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. 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: http://www.unlv.edu
COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY
The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.
ROLE of the POSITION
This position is for a full-time Academic Advisor whose primary role will be to work with students in UNLV’s College of Engineering. This position exists in order to provide academic advising for all the major degree programs offered within the College. In addition to working with current majors, the Academic Advisor will also work with transfer and prospective students, as well, with advising appointments conducted in person, via phone, email, and group settings.
Extensive knowledge of the general education degree requirements for all majors offered at the university is essential for this position. Advisors use their experience in advising to assist students with identifying their strengths, interests, and abilities and interpret how these aspects of personality relate to majors and careers in order to progress through the major selection process.
Additional duties include, but are not limited to, maintaining accurate and detailed student records; evaluating students’ degree progress; assisting students with processing forms when necessary; interpreting and correcting degree audit reports; reviewing and articulating transfer coursework; referring students to appropriate campus resources; and participating in on-campus recruiting events, including annual New Student Orientations (NSO). Additional duties may be assigned as needed.
This position requires occasional evening and weekend responsibilities.
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred, from a regionally accredited college or university and 1-3 years of related professional experience. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment.
Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.
NOTICE: All UNLV/NSHE employees may be subject to base pay reduction and/or mandatory unpaid leave: (1) by future action of the Board of Regents without a declaration of financial exigency (pursuant to the NSHE Code, as may be amended from time to time); and/or (2) by future action of the State legislature to reduce pay of certain categories of state employees.
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 September 15, 2020 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Christopher Parker, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or UNLVJobs@unlv.edu.
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SAFETY AND SECURITY STATEMENT
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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 non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
TITLE IX STATEMENT
UNLV does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities, including admissions, on the basis of sex/gender pursuant to Title IX, or on the basis of age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, color or religion pursuant to Title 4, Chapter 8, Section 13 of the NSHE Handbook. Reports of discriminatory misconduct, questions regarding Title IX, and/or concerns about noncompliance with Title IX or any other anti-discrimination laws or policies should be directed to UNLV’s Title IX Coordinator Michelle Sposito. The Title IX Coordinator can be reached through the online reporting form, by email at email@example.com, by phone at (702) 895-4055, by mail at 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV, 89154-1062, or in person at Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH), Room 555.