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Academic Advisor 1, Honors College
University of Nevada, Reno


Date Posted Feb. 15, 2024
Title Academic Advisor 1, Honors College
University University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV, United States
Department Academic Advising
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Professional Staff
  • Student Services
    Educational Services
    Counseling Services
 
 


Academic Advisor 1, Honors College



R0140817
University of Nevada, Reno - Main Campus

The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) appreciates your interest in employment at our growing institution. We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly. Final applications must be submitted prior to the close of the recruitment.

If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact our recruitment helpline at (775) 784-1495 or jobs@unr.edu. For UNR Med professional job postings, please contact the Office of Professional Recruitment at (775) 784-6778.

Job Description

The University of Nevada, Reno is recruiting for an Academic Advisor 1 for the Honors College. The Academic Advisor 1 is responsible for providing academic advising to prospective, new, transfer and continuing undergraduate education students in individual and group advising settings regarding schedule, choice of major, number of hours to be taken, choice of pathway, number of honors experiences, etc. This position reports to the Coordinator, Student Actualization and Engagement.

Duties include:

  • Advise incoming freshmen, new students, continuing students and transfer students on core courses and appropriate class selection for major and professional goals; conduct individual and group advising appointments
  • Remain knowledgeable on academic information to best serve students and convey accurate information to staff, faculty and students
  • Provide data related to retention and enrollment management for reports and presentations
  • Complete and submit Admission and Records forms and processes to include scheduling appointments, facilitating course registration, completing advance registration for incoming students, etc.
  • Participate in new student orientation sessions
  • Advise students on academic probation, provide referrals to appropriate campus resources
  • Create and maintain accurate student records including documenting each interaction
  • Participating in proactive outreach related to early alert systems and communication from faculty
  • Participate in professional development workshops/events
  • Participate in and support of College FIT Program
  • Serve on program specific councils or committees
  • Participate in assigned special projects
  • Advise honors students on appropriate honors pathway and course work
  • Remain knowledgeable on academic and honors pathway information to best serve students and convey accurate information to staff, faculty and students
  • Support students to navigate honors probation and ensure they receive needed support
  • Assist with program design, materials and implementation of new freshmen orientation
  • Manage honors co-curricular experience approval process in DocuSign
  • Assist in the management of electronic data and resources related to the Honors College (e.g., PeopleSoft; NAVIGATE; Honors Record Canvas course, and new student orientation Canvas course)
  • Contribute to honors graduation check



Required Qualifications

A Bachelor's Degree and two (2) years of related experience OR a Master's Degree and one (1) year of related experience.

Related Experience: experience in a field related to academic advising or student services.

Compensation Grade - B

The salary range for this position is $44,000-$47,000.

Salary is commensurate with related education and experience.

Remarkable Retirement

Our retirement plan is beyond compare. Your 17.50% contribution is generously matched by the University. With the faculty retirement plan, you are 100% vested your first day. Sit back and watch your retirement dollars grow! All permanent employees on an annual "A" or "B" contract who are employed at least 50% full-time are eligible to participate in the NSHE retirement program unless they are members of PERS of Nevada.

Perks of Working at UNR

  • Health insurance options including dental and vision - Health Insurance
  • Generous annual and sick leave and life insurance - Faculty Benefits
  • E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center offers annual or semester memberships and spouse/domestic partner membership options. E.L. Wiegand Fitness Center
  • Reno is proud to be a University town! Many local businesses offer discounts to WolfCard holders
  • Mountain EAP supports employees (and eligible dependents) through life's difficult moments. Mountain EAP is located in Reno and specializes in counseling and advising services for personal or interpersonal issues.
  • Several Diversity Committees and Affinity Groups focusing on campus-wide diversity initiatives to ensure we are working to create a diverse and welcoming campus climate. Diversity Groups
  • Faculty Senate is the principal representing body for faculty. Its membership includes representatives from each academic and administrative major unit of the University. Faculty Senate
  • No state income tax!



Grants-in-aid for Faculty Employees

The University is proud to provide a reduced-rate tuition benefit to faculty and qualified dependents. Faculty can take up to six credits per semester at a reduced rate. Dependents of faculty have unlimited credits, but in order to be eligible children must be unmarried and under the age of 24 and must receive at least 50% of their financial support from the employee and/or employee's spouse or domestic partner. Faculty Grants-in-Aid

Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples' professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada. Dual Career Assistance Program

Department Information

The Honors College seeks to provide students who are both academically talented and highly motivated with an undergraduate education that nurtures and promotes their capacities to think competently, understand deeply and act ethically. The Honors College is University-wide and is designed to enhance all majors. Resilience, ingenuity, stewardship, and equity are characteristics that form the core of our program mission and guide our students' paths from admission to graduationand beyond.

Contact Information

Key Luna, Search Chair- kluna@unr.edu

Exempt
Yes

Full-Time Equivalent
100.0%

Required Attachment(s)

Please note, once you submit your application the only attachment/s viewable to you will be the attachment/s to the resume/CV section of the application. Any additional required attachment/s to the cover letter, references, additional documents sections of the application, will not be viewable to you after you submit your application. All uploaded attachment/s will be on the application for the committee to review. To request updates to attachments, prior to the committee review of applications, please contact the candidate helpdesk at jobs@unr.edu.

Please attach the following documents to your application

1) Resume/CV

2) Cover Letter

3) Contact Information for three professional references

4) Please write a brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying.

5) Please write a brief statement (one page maximum) about your advising philosophy.

This posting is open until filled

Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. This search will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.

Posting Close Date

Note to Applicant

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member's first day of employment.

References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.

Applicants hired on a federal contract may be subject to E-Verify.

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver's license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of continued employment.

Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person's 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 (including hair texture and protected hairstyles such as natural hairstyles, afros, bantu knots, curls, braids, locks and twists), color, or religion (protected classes).

About Us

The University of Nevada, Reno is a leading American public research university committed to the promise of a future powered by knowledge. Founded in 1874 as Nevada's original land-grant university, the University serves 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and 63 countries.

Classified by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education as an R1 ("Very High Research") university, it is also recognized in the Carnegie Community Engagement classification. The University is also ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the "Best National Universities" and "Best National Public Universities." It also ranks in the top tier of the WSJ/Times Higher Education World University Rankings and the New York Times' "Top Colleges for Economic Diversity."

Since 2009, nearly $1 billion has been has invested in advanced labs, facilities, and residence halls on the main campus. The University is home to Nevada's first medical school - the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine - and it delivers on its original land-grant mission with outreach across the state through the University of Nevada, Reno Extension, Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Nevada Small Business Development Center, the Nevada Seismological Laboratory, and Wolf Pack Athletics.

The main campus is in Reno, Nevada, a burgeoning global technology hub with a vibrant midtown and downtown. Found where the high desert of the Great Basin meets the High Sierra and Lake Tahoe, the beautiful, 290-acre main campus is also a Nevada State Arboretum. In recent years, the University has expanded to include two additional locations: the Redfield Campus in south Reno and the Wayne L. Prim campus in Incline Village, which is the home of the University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe.

As part of the Nevada System of Higher Education - comprised of two research universities, one state college, four community colleges and an environmental research institute - the University is committed to developing strong partnerships with each of these institutions for the benefit of all Nevadans.

Through its commitment to high-impact education, world-improving research and creative activity, and outreach that's transforming Nevada's communities and businesses, the University continues its nearly 150-year tradition of benefitting our state, nation and world.

The University recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. The inclusive and engaged community on campus recognizes the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

Today, the University delivers on its original land-grant mission of access to education and knowledge by investing in the academics, facilities, support, engagement and vibrant campus life that promote our diverse students' cognitive growth and academic achievement - all while remaining one of the best values in American higher education.

For more information, please visit the University's website.

University of Nevada, Reno


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Founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno is the State of Nevadas land grant institution with a statewide mission and presence. The University of Nevada, Reno is a Carnegie I Research Institution and has been recognized as a "Top Tier" Best National University by U.S. News & World Report. With an enrollment of nearly 21,000 students we offer 145 Tier 1 accredited degree programs. Located in the picturesque Truckee Meadows the University of Nevada, Reno is surrounded by numerous state and national parks, is 45 minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe, and four hours from San Francisco.

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a persons age, 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, or religion.




 
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