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 the student leadership program, fraternity and sorority activities, and other related student programs.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Coordinates sorority and fraternity activities including formal and informal rush; serves as an advisor to intrafraternity and panhellenic councils, order of omega, and gamma;.
  2. Adjudicates student conflicts and collaborates with campus judicial officer on disciplinary matters pertaining to fraternities and sororities.
  3. Plans and implements programs in the areas of scholarship, leadership, risk management, and wellness issues for fraternity and sorority members; provides resources and education to advisors, corporation officials, and officers of the fraternity and sorority chapters.
  4. Develops, implements, and manages a student leadership development program.
  5. Assists the director with advisement and program development for the undergraduate student government; provides problem solving, counseling, consultation, referrals, and program development.
  6. Implements educational programs and provides resources to and for student organizations.
  7. 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.
  8. Participates in development, implementation and maintenance of policies, objectives, short-and long-range planning; develops and implements projects and programs to assist in accomplishment of established goals.
  9. Represents the organization at various community and/or business meetings, committees, and task forces; promotes existing and new programs and/or policies.
  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.
  • Program planning and implementation skills.
  • Knowledge of academic standards governing student probation, suspension, and/or expulsion.
  • 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 government.

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.

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