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Senior Academic Advisor (UNMTemps)

Location: Albuquerque, NM
Company: University of New Mexico
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Senior Academic Advisor (UNMTemps)
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Position Summary
UNMTemps, the University of New Mexico's internal temporary staffing department, seeks a temporary Senior Academic Advisor to join the Department of Dental Medicine, Division of Dental Hygiene.
This is a potential temp-to-regular opportunity, subject to the selected candidate?s performance throughout the temporary assignment, in addition to the business needs of the hiring department.
Working under the direct supervision of the Division of Dental Hygiene Program Director. The successful candidate will answer Graduate and Undergraduate student inquiries and resolve problems related to curriculum and course prerequisites. Will work closely with the Program Director on accreditation projects through CODA requirements and Continuing Education Course Operation.
This Academic Advisor will provide integrated academic advisement and consultation of prospective, current, and former students within the Division. The Advisor will develop academic plans and class schedules and will analyze applications, transfer evaluations, and transcripts for entry and exit from the University. The Advisor will maintain appropriate records and coordinate or perform special functions associated with an academic function, such as assisting with curriculum planning, committee service, and guiding the work of assistants or work study students. Will also serve as specialist in certification, athletic eligibility, and/or licensure requirements. This is a fast-paced, high functioning department. The successful candidate must possess strong organizational and customer service skills.
Assignment Details:
Days & Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00pm
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as Possible
Projected End Date: 3 months from date of hire
Parking Arrangements: Responsibility of the selected employee
UNMTemps provides staffing solutions to UNM departments requesting temporary employees as positions become available due to a vacancy, when regular employees are absent, for peak work periods, and for special events. As such, UNMTemps assignments/positions may end with little or no advance notice.
See the Position Description for additional information.
Conditions of Employment

  • This position is represented by a labor union and is subject to the terms and conditions of the USUNM Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Employees who provide services or work in patient care or clinical areas are required to be in compliance with the University's influenza vaccination requirement.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree; at least 2 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.
Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Proficient with MS suite
  • Experience with a higher education dental or similar program
  • Experience with coordination of interviewing materials, scheduling and advisement schedules
  • Experience with assisting dental hygiene or similar program advisement

Additional Requirements
Health Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM
Dental Hygiene (523L0)
Employment Type
Staff Type
Temporary - Full-Time
$18.46 - $26.46 Hourly
Benefits Eligible
This is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB Statement
Temporary employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check Required
For Best Consideration Date
Application Instructions
Only applications submitted through the official UNMJobs site will be accepted. If you are viewing this job advertisement on a 3rd party site, please visit UNMJobs to submit an application.
Please attach a cover letter and resume. Also, please include no less than three former supervisory work references and their contact information.
The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary

Pay: $18.46 - $26.46 per hour


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday


  • directly related : 2 years (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Required)

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Detail-oriented -- quality and precision-focused
  • Outcome-oriented -- results-focused with strong performance culture
  • People-oriented -- supportive and fairness-focused

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