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Academic Counselor, Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach [13058]

Position Deleted on 6/12/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Las Vegas, NV
Admin - Academic Advising
01/16/2013 (Reposted Job: Initially posted on 11/19/2012)
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
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The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Academic Counselor.

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:

This is a full-time position responsible for providing academic counseling; advising; assistance with college entrance examinations, financial aid and college admissions; dissemination of information to program participants; conducting needs and outcome assessment; supervising student workers and other part-time staff; as well as assisting with periodic reports, research, and grant writing. Academic Counselor works under general direction of Program Coordinator and Director to provide program services to participants within established guidelines; to develop and implement goals, operating procedures and programmatic efforts; and to keep abreast of TRIO rules and regulations.

Qualifications include a Bachelor Degree in Education or related field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of three (3) years of comparable professional experience working with academically at-risk and disadvantaged students. Master's degree in Education or related field is preferred. Candidates must demonstrate the knowledge and ability to work with and counsel individuals from traditionally underrepresented groups that are academically-at-risk, low-income and ethnically diverse students. Knowledge of similar programs for disadvantaged students is preferred. The ability to perform multiple responsibilities or tasks simultaneously, work in a self-directed environment, as well as plan and organize on both a daily and long-term basis is critical. Good interpersonal communication skills are vital, since the ability to maintain effective relationships with students, administrators and the community has an impact on the success of this position. Candidates must possess exceptional verbal and written communications skills, effective time management skills and good computer skills. Preferable considerations will be given to those who possess TRIO and/or GEAR UP community or similar experience.

Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon availability of federal funds.

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 on September 24, 2012. Materials should be addressed to Academic Counselor 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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