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Admissions Advisor

University Of New Mexico
Gallup, NM
Closing date
Jul 27, 2024

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Adviser / Advisor
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University
Admissions Advisor

Requisition ID req30051 Working Title Admissions Advisor Position Grade 10 Position Summary

PLEASE NOTE: This position is for the UNM Gallup Branch, located in Gallup, NM, approximately 138 miles west of Albuquerque, NM.

The UNM-Gallup Division of Student Affairs, Office of Admissions and Recruitment, is searching for a highly motivated person to join our team as an Admissions Advisor. This position will provide critical support to the campus by initiating and facilitating recruitment and outreach efforts throughout assigned territories, processing undergraduate admissions applications, evaluating transcripts, and advising potential students on admission requirements and options, transfer, and related issues. Additionally, this position will assist in the development of programs and marketing materials, facilitate campus tours and present to groups and/or individuals on and off campus.

The ideal candidate will be student focused and have an energetic personality with the ability to prepare and deliver small and large group presentations and one-on-one sessions; the ability to work independently, complete assignments, and make professional and sound decisions is essential. There will be some required evening and weekend work at recruitment and outreach events, which may include some travel. Success in this position requires working well in a team environment, including effective cross-functional communications with other departments and University personnel, while achieving excellent customer service.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or GED; at least 5 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

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Prior experience working with high school students in a higher education environment
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver presentations and speak in front of large and small audiences
  • Experience and/or direct knowledge and familiarization with higher education (college/university) with emphasis in Admissions, Financial Aid, Scholarships, Records & Registration and other related student services.
  • Strong computer skills which demonstrate efficiency, speed, accuracy, and ability to learn programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations and underrepresented students
  • Demonstrated experience with effective workplace communications (written/verbal), leadership, problem solving, conflict resolution and customer service skills. Ability to multitask and adaptive to flexible assignments as business needs require.

Additional Requirements Campus Gallup Department Gallup Branch Employment Type Staff Staff Type Regular - Full-Time Term End Date Status Non-Exempt Pay Hourly: $18.81 - $25.56 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 As a condition of employment, eligible employees working greater than .25 FTE as determined by the New Mexico Education Retirement Act must make mandatory retirement contributions. For more information, review the Benefits Eligibility at a Glance grid. Background Check Required Yes For Best Consideration Date 8/5/2024 Eligible for Remote Work Eligible for Remote Work Statement 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.

A complete application consists of: (1) a cover letter specifically addressing why you would be the best candidate for the position given the position description; (2) an updated resume; and (3) three supervisory references that includes the names and contact information of three present/past supervisors as references. Each of these items MUST be uploaded for applicant consideration.

Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.

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.

The University of New Mexico requires all regular staff positions successfully pass a pre-employment background check. This may include, but is not limited to, a criminal history background check, New Mexico Department of Health fingerprint screening, New Mexico Children, Youth, and Families Department fingerprint screening, verification of education credentials, and/or verification of prior employment. For more information about background checks, visit Refer to for a definition of Regular Staff.

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