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College of Southern Nevada
  • Position Number: 5050338
  • Location: Las Vegas, NV
  • Position Type: Health - Healthcare Administration

Academic Advisor, Health Programs Advising (Multiple Positions)

Job Description

The Health Programs Advisor (HPA) position exists to support the Department of Health Programs Advising and Limited Entry in the day-to-day operations and delivery of the Engelstad School of Health Sciences Limited Entry Policies and Procedures. The HPA provides reliable and objective advice, works with students to implement a personalized plan of study, identify available resources, and take corrective action(s) essential for academic success.

This search is for two positions, one at the North Las Vegas campus and one at the Henderson campus.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Health, Higher Education, Counseling, Educational Administration, Student Development or a related field from an accredited college or university; OR equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 2 years of experience.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Health, Higher Education, Counseling, Educational Administration, Student Development or a related field from an accredited college or university.
  • 2 years advising health sciences learners in a higher education setting.
  • Experience providing academic advising to a diverse/multicultural student population.
  • Experience working with community college students and/or at-risk adult student populations.
  • Experience managing/updating a website/webpage to ensure the most recent/current information is provided to students, public, or community.

The ideal candidate should possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Thorough knowledge of the Health Sciences Limited Entry Policies and Procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide developmental advising services rooted in best practices to first year students, undecided students, students on academic probation/suspension, and students in transition.
  • Knowledge of limited entry programs in a higher education setting.
  • Knowledge of Health Sciences careers and career opportunities.
  • Knowledge of all Health Sciences Programs at CSN, both Limited Entry and Open Entry.
  • Knowledge of course requirements and prerequisites for Health Sciences programs.
  • Knowledge of academic degree audits.
  • Knowledge of science courses and the content of each course.
  • Knowledge of the number of hours required for a particular course (in class and study time).
  • Knowledge of degree requirement and transfer credits from other colleges/universities.
  • Knowledge of FERPA regulations applicable to academic advising.
  • Knowledge of Satisfactory Academic process/Unusual Enrollment/Academic Suspension Appeal process.
  • Knowledge of Limited Entry Reinstatement Policy.
  • Working knowledge of PeopleSoft.
  • Working knowledge of PeopleSoft, OnBase, Canvas, Access, and other software programs.
  • Knowledge of Financial Aid eligibility requirements and exceptions.
  • Knowledge about institutional/school policies and procedures related to advising, health sciences, and limited entry, as well as veteran and international learners.
  • Knowledge about Student Service Support entities (Library, FA, Tutoring, Computer/Math Labs, etc.) for referral as necessary.
  • Knowledge of Health Science careers and career opportunities.
  • Skill in using MS PowerPoint to create presentations for recruiting events, informational events, and Health Programs Orientations.
  • Skill in using scheduling software (WCOnline)/other.
  • Skill in using computer programs for designing web pages, creating presentations, and creating PDF files.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills enabling successful functioning in a team environment.
  • Strong leadership skills and a working knowledge of effective decision-making and conflict resolution techniques.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to use best practices that promote college-success, skill-building, and learning strategies among college students leading to improved retention, persistence, and timely graduation.
  • Ability to work with community college students, at-risk adult student populations, and other stakeholders.
  • Ability to implement multiple assignments in order to sustain an extensive workload within a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively through interpersonal, oral, and written communication to a broad constituency.
  • Ability to collaborate with all members of the College community.
  • Ability to work with diverse multicultural student/employee population(s).
  • Ability to multitask performing several administrative duties.

Salary information:

Administrative Faculty C - The starting salary is $53,805.

CSN offers a generous benefits package comprised of excellent health insurance including medical, dental, vision, 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 programs, and 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)

National Search

Travel reimbursement is not provided for Out of Area/State Candidates.


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 11:59pm the day prior to the position close date.

CSN is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. For more information, visit

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.

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The College of Southern Nevada (CSN) creates opportunities and changes lives through access to quality teaching, services, and experiences that enrich our diverse community. CSN has three main campuses in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Henderson and multiple sites and centers.

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