Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: G0001 / Admissions Advisor
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Grade: 10

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Under general supervision, determines student applicants' admissibility to the university. Evaluates transcripts and assigns students to appropriate academic units. Advises potential students on admission requirements and options, transfers, and related issues. Establishes and administers programs for targeting, recruitment, and retention of defined groups of potential students to undergraduate or graduate programs. Develops programs and marketing materials; visits and makes presentations to groups and/or individuals at external locations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Determines admissibility, transferability of credit, and residency for all new and readmitted undergraduate students; provides input and recommendations in determining admissibility of "special consideration" cases.
  2. Counsels and advises students and families about educational opportunities, admission, transfer of credit, financial assistance, and university policies and requirements.
  3. Participates in school visitations and college programs for prospective freshmen; coordinates on-site admissions at branches, two-year institutions, and high schools; represents the university in its recruitment efforts and in providing special outreach services in the community and state.
  4. Acts as liaison with various constituencies including students, parents, high school and two-year school officials, faculty, academic departments and colleges, and alumni.
  5. Maintains communication via telephone, correspondence, and/or electronic mail with prospective students through all stages of the recruitment and admission process.
  6. Utilizes computerized systems to communicate with students, process admissions, prepare reports, and/or analyze data.
  7. Participates in various campus committees and state and regional professional organizations.
  8. Assists with the formulation, development, and implementation of admissions-related policies and procedures.
  9. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • 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.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to develop and deliver presentations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of programs/services available to university students.
  • Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures.
  • Knowledge of community outreach practices.
  • Ability to process computer data and to format and generate reports.
  • Knowledge of student recruitment and retention issues.
  • Ability to interpret, adapt, and apply guidelines and procedures.
  • Ability to investigate and analyze information and draw conclusions.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
  • Ability to evaluate student transcripts and/or records.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017