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Date: April 13, 2022

Application Deadline: open until filled

Position Title: STEM Holistic Engineering Advisor

FLSA: Exempt

Department: Advisement and Title III Project Director

Job Type: Regular/Full-Time

Rate of Pay: 44,440

Northern New Mexico College's Engineering and Technology Department’s average class size of 12 extends to students competitive, personalized attention. Northern offers two ABET-accredited Bachelor degrees: in Information Engineering Technology; and Electromechanical Engineering Technology. In addition, the college offers one Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program, and five Associate degrees, including two AAS degrees and one Certificate in Career Technical Education (CTE). This position will provide academic and career advisement for Engineering degree seeking students; attend to student academic inquiries, assist in the resolution of individual academic problems, and advises on academic changes; advises and assists students in the development of academic plans, class schedules, and transfer evaluations.

• 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 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 assist with other testing center activities.

• Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field.
• Three (3) years of experience in higher education in developing student-centered academic support systems at scale


• Master's degree

• Must possess and maintain a valid New Mexico Driver’s License;
• Occasional travel is required;
• Must be willing to work odd hours.

• 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;
• Records 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.
• 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


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.