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Date: April 13, 2022

Application Deadline: open until filled

Position Title: STEM Holistic Advisor—Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science;
Math and Physical Science

FLSA: Exempt

Department: Advisement

Job Type: Regular/Full-Time

Rate of Pay: 44,000

SUMMARY
The mission of the Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Science department at Northern New Mexico College is to educate undergraduates in scientific concepts, laboratory methodologies, and the natural environment of northern New Mexico, to prepare them for graduate school and professional career opportunities in the broad sciences and health fields. The college’s Math Department offers a Bachelor of Science and Associate of Science degrees in Math. This position will provide academic and career advisement for Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Math, and Physical Science degree seeking students; attend to student academic inquiries, assist in the resolution of individual academic problems, advises and assists students in the development of academic plans, class schedules, and transfer evaluations.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
● Provide academic counseling and mentoring to students and potential students
● Provide career counseling and mentoring to students and potential students
● Assist students in selecting course work appropriate to their skill levels, career and academic goals
● Monitor student academic progress and coordinate follow-up meetings with students as necessary
● Provide application, admissions, and financial aid advisement
● Perform middle and high school outreach
● Participate in annual advisement and financial aid training
● Assist with student recruitment and related activities
● Participate in development and execution of New Student Orientation programs
● Assist faculty advisement and athletic coaches by providing records, evaluations and other request data
● Participate in the College’s Early Alert Program
● Evaluates and maintains student records for degree requirements using the academic evaluation system
● Maintain student files throughout their academic careers and make changes to records as necessary
● Audits student records for curriculum, major, graduation requirements
● Disseminates information on college policies and procedures to faculty, parents, students, etc
● Assist with proctoring and administration of HiSET, Accuplacer, CLEP tests and other testing center activities

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS
● Bachelor’s degree
● Three (3) years of experience in higher education developing student-centered academic support systems at scale

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Master's degree

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
● Must possess and maintain a valid New Mexico Driver’s License
● Occasional travel is required
● Must be willing to work odd hours

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES
● Ability to effectively communicate college policy to students
● Strong collaborative/teamwork experience and interpersonal skills
● Excellent presentation skills
● Ability to work with difficult/angry students
● Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
● Record maintenance skills
● Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports
● Ability to maintain calendars and schedule appointments
● Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information
● Knowledge of academic standards governing student probation, suspension, and/or expulsion
● Ability to analyze and solve problems
● Knowledge of student recruitment and retention issues
● Ability to analyze course prerequisites, certification, and/or curriculum/graduation requirements
● Ability to evaluate student transcripts and/or records
● Above average knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
● No or very limited physical effort required up to 25 pounds
● No or very limited exposure to physical risk

WORK ENVIRONMENT
• Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
A complete application must include: 1) a letter of interest, 2) resume, 3) copies of unofficial transcripts conferring required degree, and 4) names, addresses, and phone numbers of (3) three professional references.

Candidates who are invited for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts.

References will be contacted in conjunction with interviews.

Required application materials should be sent to: humanresources@nnmc.edu

NNMC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Northern offers over 50 bachelor's, associate and certificate programs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math); Nursing and Health Sciences; Liberal Arts and Humanities; Arts, Film & Media; Business Administration; Teacher Education and Technical Trades.
Northern New Mexico College is the most affordable 4-year college in the Southwestern US. Choose us for our value, our quality degree and continuing education programs in diverse areas of study, and our experienced faculty. We provide students with unique opportunities for academic, personal, and professional growth, small class sizes, personalized attention, and strong hands-on experiences from day one.
The Northern Foundation remains committed to stimulate leadership, promote equity, and grow resources and philanthropy in the Española Valley and surrounding rural areas. Over the past twenty years, we have granted $1.3 million to support over 1,250 NNMC students.