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Academic Advisor, College of Fine Arts

Position Deleted on 3/19/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Las Vegas, NV
Admin - Academic Advising
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Academic Advisor, College of Fine Arts

UNLV is a comprehensive research university of approximately 27,000 students and 2,800 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:

The College of Fine Arts has an immediate opening for a full-time, 12- month Academic Advisor. Through a variety of forums, including group and individual advising sessions, the Academic Advisor works with prospective, incoming and continuing students in understanding the degree requirements for the various majors within the College of Fine Arts. The Advisor assists students with course selection, semester planning and the myriad of issues that may transpire from admission to graduation. When necessary, (s) he refers students to the appropriate university resources (counseling, career services, tutoring, etc). It is the responsibility of the advisor to maintain accurate files; have a clear understanding of all university and college academic policies; and work on a daily basis with other entities across campus.
Academic Advisors participate in both on-campus and off-campus retention and recruitment activities. Occasional evenings and weekends are required.

Qualifications include the following: a Bachelor's degree (Master's Preferred) from a regionally accredited university or college and a minimum of one- year full-time (or equivalent) related professional experience; experience with computerized student information systems and their application to advising (preferred knowledge of PeopleSoft). The ideal candidate must be personable, articulate, and able to interpret policies and procedures. (S)he will be able to work in a fast-paced environment of constant change and variety (flexibility is a must). Good organizational skills are also a necessity. A strong background in verbal and written communications is a requirement, as are strong skills in effective decision making and problem-solving.

Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.

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. The review of materials will begin [insert date], and will continue until the position is filled. Materials should be addressed to Julie Johnson, 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
UNLV is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity educator and employer committed to excellence through diversity.
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