Senior, Academic Advisor

College of Southern Nevada

CSN - Charleston Campus, NV

ID: 7245369 (Ref.No. R0142471)
Posted: May 16, 2024

Job Description

The College of Southern Nevada appreciates your interest in employment at our growing institution. We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly. We ask that you keep in mind the following when completing your application:

  • Once you start the application process you cannot save your work. Please ensure you have all required attachment(s) available to complete your application before you begin the process.
  • Required attachments are listed below on the posting. Your application will not be considered without the required attachments.
  • Please note that applications must be submitted prior to the close of the recruitment. Once a recruitment has closed, applications will no longer be accepted.

If you are unable to attach the required documents to your online application or need assistance regarding the application process, please contact the Talent Acquisition team within Human Resources via email at [email protected] or call (702) 651-5800 to be directed to the appropriate Recruiter.

Job Description

*This position will be open until filled. For full consideration, all application related materials should be submitted by 06/03/2024. Application review will begin 06/04/2024.

The Senior Academic Advisor will co-supervise the Academic Advisors and provide direct supervision of the unit’s administrative professional staff, hourly & student employees, as well as serve as a resource lead for the advisors and be a liaison between Academic Advising Leadership and the WC Academic Advisors/Team.

This position reports directly to the West Charleston Manager of Advising. Provides assistance in critical areas such as new advisor training & development, degree requirement modifications, CSN High School, and other dual enrollment programs. Lead communication with department Chairs and Faculty concerning updates within their respective programs that are necessary for successful advising practices, provide quality assurance checks of Academic Advisor appointment notes, records, and other communications required by Academic Advisors. The Senior Academic Advisor will be responsible for compiling, organizing, and reporting weekly/monthly data metrics utilizing set parameters to the advising leadership team/ AVP, and responsible for monitoring/arranging Advisor appointment schedules. The incumbent will also work with Academic Advisors to assist them with fully implementing caseload management, best practices, and proactive advising/coaching strategies.

Additional duties to include:

  • Assisting with hiring/evaluation of departmental staff and actively participating in department events and collegewide committees

  • Show an ability to have an analytical and thoughtful approach to problem solving and data driven resolutions/initiatives

  • Map out a balanced schedule of classes for students and making sure they have met the required prerequisites

  • Direct advisement services to CSN High School, NV Promise and dual & concurrent enrolled students/staff

  • Be intentional about creating an affirming and inclusive space for the diverse student population we serve

  • Complete and/or help students file appropriate paperwork (i.e., appeals, reinstatement, etc.)

  • Display a grasp of student engagement and retention focused advising services & programs

  • Exhibit emotional intelligence, effective decision-making and strong judgement skills

  • Demonstrate servant leadership, empathy and awareness others and their needs

  • Conduct individual advising appointments, as needed

  • Be flexible, punctual and forward thinking

  • Complete graduation applications

  • Evaluate transfer process

The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Kowledge of and sensitivity to disadvantaged students with diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds typical of community college students

  • Knowledge of advising, student development, engagement, retention, and student success best practice and strategies

  • Knowledge of FERPA, including the ability to interpret and adhere to student privacy policies.

  • Ability to develop, implement and present workshops pertaining to college success and advanced learning strategies, effective graduation planning, and transfer agreements

  • Ability to evaluate and assess student’s academic needs, strengths, and weaknesses, and with student’s input develop an appropriate course of action

  • Ability to provide effective academic, personal, financial, adjustment and career advisement to a diverse college student population.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, lead teams, and serve as a role model for advisors, student workers, and hourly employees.

  • Excellent critical-thinking skills through a demonstrated ability to interpret and evaluate problems of a sensitive and complex nature, analyzing and defining information obtained explicitly and implicitly from students, faculty, and staff

  • Must be approachable, personable, and articulate with excellent writing, interpersonal and public speaking skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, faculty, and staff

  • Possess strong problem-solving skills, resourcefulness, and demonstrate the ability as a self-starter to plan and carry out short-term and long-term action plans

  • Proficient in MS Office Suite and computer database management software in general

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university; OR equivalent combination of education and experience

  • 2 years of direct academic advising experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university

  • 3 years of direct academic advising experience

  • 1 year experience as a direct supervisor

Salary Information

Administrative Faculty C – The starting salary is $53,805

CSN offers a generous benefit package comprised of excellent health insurance including medical, dental, vison, pharmacy, basic life insurance, and supplemental options (long term care, short term disability, and legal).  Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays. Comprehensive retirement plans, employee assistance program, tuition discounts at the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) institutions. As well as tuition discounts for spouses, domestic partners, and dependents.  Perks encompassing on campus employee discounts, professional and personal development opportunities; and statewide employee purchase programs.  Join a dynamic team investing in our future, Students First.



Full-Time Equivalent 


Required Attachment(s)

To be considered for this position, please upload the following documents to your application:

  • Resume/CV

  • Cover Letter

  • Contact information for three professional references (Name, email and phone number)

  • Unofficial Academic Transcripts (Applicants who have earned their degrees outside of the United States must have their educational transcripts evaluated by an approved evaluator if their college or university is not listed in the most recent edition of the Higher Education Directory, published by Higher Education Publications, Inc. If you have any questions regarding this, please reach out to the Human Resources, Talent Acquisition & Classification team).

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials.

Local Search

Out of Area/State Candidates are not offered travel reimbursement.


CSN employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the "Find Jobs" process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at CSN and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the requisition number in the search box. If you complete an application outside of the internal application process and apply as an external candidate, your application will no longer be considered at the time of minimum qualification review. In order to prevent the disqualification of your application, you will need to reapply as an internal candidate before 11:59 pm the day prior to the position close date.

For more details on this position, please visit our website: My Career at CSN.

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Posting Close Date

Note to Applicant

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials.  

All document(s) must be received by 11:59 p.m. the day prior to the closing date posted on the job announcement.

This position may require that a criminal background check be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.  

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.  

Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.  

CSN is responsive to serving the educational needs of a diverse and ever-changing community. CSN employs only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the U.S. CSN does not sponsor aliens applying for faculty, professional staff, or management positions (H-1B Visas) in the absence of exceptional circumstances as defined by the USCIS.