Academic Advisor - VSS

Arnold, MD
May 16, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Position Summary:

Academic Advisors, VSS are responsible for assisting career and technical education (CTE) students in the development of educational, career and transfer plans through the assimilation of information from a variety of sources, course selection, interpretation of academic rules, regulations, policies and procedures, and intervention and referral to appropriate services and resources. VSS academic advisors are expected to stay current with advising models and to employ a variety of strategies as they work to assist students in accomplishing their goals. VSS academic advisors are assigned a CTE student caseload and must regularly communicate with targeted CTE student groups and act as a liaison to AACC departments The advisor in this position will participate in collaborative efforts related to other engagement and high impact practices on campus and increase retention and guided pathways to completion of all CTE students. The VSS advisor will participate in success strategies designed to eradicate achievement gaps, with an emphasis on equity, and sustained academic achievement. Last, the expectation for this position is for the advisor to support CTE student academic and career momentum as they progress toward meaningful careers and postsecondary credentials and to support the strategies of the Perkins VSS Grant.

Title: Academic Advisor - VSS

Posted Date: 05/12/2017

Job Category: Staff

Department: Counseling, Adv & Ret Svcs - HCAR

Position Status: Contractual

Salary Range: $50,000 - $53,000

Required Qualifications:

Master's degree in higher education, counseling, education or a related field is required.

Minimum of three years of full time experience in academic advising at a community college.

Working knowledge of student development theories and their applicability to student success strategies and co-curricular programming is required.

Knowledge of current student engagement and high impact practices designed for community colleges.

Ability to work at all AACC locations during regular operating hours, therefore occasional travel is required. Evening and Saturday hours may be required.

Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills.

Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with all student groups, faculty, administrators, professional and support staff, and the public.

Experience working in a culturally diverse setting.

Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite and ability to master student information systems.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in a Maryland Community College advising office.

Experience with online/virtual advising.

Hours per Week: 40

Work Schedule: TBD

Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae


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