Academic Advisor

Arnold, MD
Jul 08, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Academic Advising
Institution Type
Community College

Position Summary:

AACC is committed to supporting and sustaining a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Diversity is not merely a goal but a value that is embedded throughout the institution in multiple areas including (but not limited to): learning, teaching, student development, institutional functioning, and engagement in partnerships with the local and global community.

Academic Advisors are responsible for assisting 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. 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. Academic advisors are assigned a student caseload and must regularly communicate with targeted 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 designed to increase retention and guided pathways to completion of all students. The advisor will participate in success strategies designed to eradicate achievement gaps, with an emphasis on equity, and sustained academic achievement. The expectation for this position is for the advisor to support student academic and career momentum as they progress toward meaningful careers and postsecondary credentials. This advisor will be responsible for establishing an online advising system and will communicate with students primarily in a virtual environment.

Title: Academic Advisor

Posted Date: 07/07/2017

Job Category: Staff

Department: Counseling, Adv & Ret Svcs - HCAR

Position Status: 12 Month Regular

Salary Range: $46,084-$57,604

Required Qualifications:

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

Minimum of three years of experience in academic advising in a post-secondary academic setting required.

Experience with online/virtual advising.

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 which include one evening per week and occasional Saturdays.

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:

Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

Academic advising experience at a community college.

Knowledge of AACC's programs, courses, policies and procedures.

Hours per Week: 40

Work Schedule: Flexible

Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae


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