Director of Advising, UNLV Student Success, Advising Practice [R0142786]

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The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Director of Advising, UNLV Student Success, Advising Practice [R0142786]


Reporting to the Executive Director of Undergraduate Advising, the Director position exists to direct and lead the Division of Health Sciences Advising Center, working with the following schools: Integrated Health, Nursing and Public Health. The Director is responsible for leading and overseeing the delivery of academic advising services and student success strategies and initiatives to help increase retention, progression and completion rates for the health sciences schools. The Director is responsible for the administrative, advisory, and supervisory duties necessary for the day-to-day operations of the advising center. Director duties include but are not limited to advising undergraduate continuing and prospective students, maintaining student records, confirming degree requirements, involvement with curriculum and course related activities, and providing leadership in the implementation of campus advising policies and practices. The Director is responsible for directing and managing the operations of the Advising Center: set unit policies, supervise and train advising professionals and the Advising Center's staff, maintain advising center budgets, and represent the advising center at appropriate UNLV events. The Director will advocate and represent the unique needs of students in the schools of Integrated Health Sciences, Nursing and Public Health, in addition to the academic advising center at university level meetings.


  • This position requires a Master's degree from an accredited college or university as recognized by the United States Department of Education and/or the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and 5 years of professional work experience in a field related to academic advising or direct student services + supervisory experience, plus 1-3 years Supervisory experience, and 1-3 years of Management experience. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start date.


5-7 years of professional work experience in an academic advising leadership position with five years of supervisory experience; 3-5 years Supervisory experience; 3-5 years of Management experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Have knowledge of standards and best practices in advising on the UNLV campus and as dictated by nationally recognized professional organizations such as the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). The Director is also responsible for creating and overseeing strategic programs to help increase the retention, progression, and completion (RPC) rates of the college and university. The Director must also have the ability to use various software applications so as to perform the Director's duties effectively and efficiently (PeopleSoft, MyUNLV, Rebel Success Hub preferred).  It is essential that this person has knowledge of student confidentiality guidelines (FERPA) and a high regard for ethics.
  • To achieve excellence in their work, understanding of all three components of the NACADA Academic Advising Core Competencies (Conceptual, Informational, and Relational components), and the ability to synthesize and apply them as needed in advising interactions is required.
  • Have knowledge of leadership philosophies and approaches to lead effectively.
  • The Director must have effective interpersonal skills including but not limited to the ability to communicate and coordinate with and take direction from university administration, college leadership and chairs of the program for which the Advising Center provides support.
  • The Director must have the ability to understand, articulate and apply university, college, department and program policies and procedures including but not limited to: admission, registration, curriculum, university and college graduation requirements, academic standing, academic standards, and student appeals processes. The Director must also have the ability to effectively and efficiently manage, train, and evaluate work performances and procedures for advisors and the Advising Center staff to obtain maximum benefit for the delivery of student services within the Center, maintain the Center's budget, maintain student records, confirm degree requirements, and represent the College and the Advising Center at university level meetings.


A successful candidate will support diversity, equity, and inclusiveness and contribute to a respectful, positive work environment. They will use our Campus Values to guide their decisions and actions and demonstrate our Rebel spirit.


Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions.


  • Competitive total rewards package including:
    • Paid time off, sick leave, and holidays
    • Excellent health insurance including medical, dental and vision
    • Comprehensive retirement plans and voluntary benefits programs
  • No state income tax
  • Tuition discounts at Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) schools
  • Tuition discounts for spouses, domestic partners, and dependents


  • Employee recognition and appreciation programs
  • Connect with colleagues with shared interests
  • Personal and professional development opportunities
  • UNLV athletics ticket discounts
  • Statewide employee purchase program discounts
  • RebelCard discounts on and off campus
  • Wellness programming for all UNLV faculty and staff at no cost
  • Opportunity for career advancements to leadership roles


Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. References will not be contacted until the search chair notifies you in advance.

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin immediately.

Materials should be addressed to Search Committee Chair and must be submitted through Workday, as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or [email protected] .


UNLV 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 UNLV 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 job requisition number, "R0142786" in the search box.

If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.


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Required Attachment(s)

Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references

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