Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: G0015 / Student Activities Advisor
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 12

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, oversees, coordinates, and advises a variety of activities and programs associated with student campus life, to include fraternity and sorority life, campus programing boards, coordinating campus events, and/or other related student campus life programs.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Provides consultation, guidance, and advisement to students within fraternity and sorority life, campus programing boards, or other related student campus life programs.
  2. Plans, schedules, and coordinates logistical activities for student campus life related events, which may include arrangements for registration, meeting facilities, meals, audiovisual equipment and operators, and tours.
  3. Serves as liaison while advising student campus life population as they work with various internal and external constituencies as appropriate, to include students, school officials, faculty, staff, alumni advisors, and various external agencies.
  4. Mediates student conflicts and collaborates with campus judicial officer or dean of students on disciplinary matters pertaining to student campus life population.
  5. Plans and implements programs in the areas of scholarship, leadership, risk management, and wellness issues for student campus life population.
  6. Assists the director with advisement and program development by providing problem solving, counseling, consultation, referrals, and program development.
  7. Implements educational programs and provides resources to and for student campus life population.
  8. Develops or assists with the development and implementation of policies and procedures consistent with those of the organization to ensure efficient and safe operation of the unit.
  9. May supervise and/or lead lower graded staff and/or student employees.
  10. Serves as Campus Security Authority as outlined by the Clery Act.
  11. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; at least 3 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 communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Conflict resolution and/or mediation skills.
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
  • Assessment and referral skills.
  • Knowledge of student development theory and student personnel administration.
  • Knowledge of fraternity/sorority systems, culture and conventions.
  • Knowledge of principles and procedures of student programing boards.
  • Knowledge of Student Life Programs and operations.

Conditions of Employment

  • May work irregular hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Moderate physical activity. May require physical effort including lifting up to 25 pounds and some extended periods of standing or walking.
  • 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: 06/01/2024