Academic Advisor

Job description

Job Category Staff and Administrator

Posting Number M01004

Department First Year Experience

Reports To Associate Dean, First Year Experience

Point of Contact Yolanda Gibson


Academic advising at Marymount University involves assessing student needs, goals and interests in order to guide students towards graduation. The department seeks Two (2) full-time, dedicated, and self-motivated individuals to join an academic advising team.

Academic Advisors are also responsible for understanding and interpreting Marymount University's policies and academic options of all degree and certificate programs to help facilitate the student's academic success.

Advisors collaborate with faculty members and professional staff to coordinate programs and activities that address the needs of individuals or groups of students.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree required.
  • 2 to 4 years of related experience with college students or young adults in an academic or counseling capacity
  • Demonstrated experience or interest in helping students transition from high school into a traditional 4-year college program.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education, Communication, English, Liberal Arts.

Special Notes to Applicants

Application materials must be received by 11/30/2018

Open Until Filled No

University Profile

Marymount is a comprehensive Catholic university that emphasizes the liberal arts, career preparation, and personal and professional development. A diverse and welcoming learning community, Marymount serves nearly 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university's location in suburban Arlington, Virginia, offers easy access to the rich resources of the nation's capital. Marymount University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

Job Duties

Percent of total time 30

Responsibility / Duty

Works closely with the admissions and financial aid staff to advise new first college students e.g., makes contact with students upon deposit, participates in summer orientation, builds schedules and makes referrals to appropriate services.

Job Duties
Percent of total time 45

Responsibility / Duty

  • Provides academic advising to first year students through graduation, individually or in groups, including Liberal Arts core requirements, inquiry learning, programs of study and degree options.
  • Provides students with information about alternatives and possible consequences of academic decisions.
  • Tracks student progress and intervenes proactively to promote student success.
  • Works closely with the Center for Teaching and Learning staff to provide academic support (e.g., tutoring, referrals to Student Access Services).
*Advises on college transition issues and coordinates with Student Counseling Services as necessary. Proactively discusses financial issues to identify potential concerns and makes appropriate referrals.
*Interprets and administers Marymount University policies and procedures.
*Maintains current knowledge of all degree and certificate programs.
*Participate in academic school meetings and student academic events.
*Completes other advising duties as requested such as: track retention, authorize add/drops. Keeps advising statistics, advising notes in Starfish, and other reporting documents up-to-date.
*Participates in professional conferences and other self-directed professional development activities.
*Maintains knowledge of trends in academic area of advisement.

Job Duties
Percent of total time 5

Responsibility / Duty

Coordinates with career services staff on career and major exploration activities and helps students develop preliminary career options.

Job Duties
Percent of total time 10

Responsibility / Duty

Maintains relationships with assigned Department Chair/Program Directors and Associate Deans to understand and clarify departmental and School expectations.

Job Duties
Percent of total time 10

Responsibility / Duty

Completes other advising duties as requested.
Completes other duties as assigned.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Do you have a Master's degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a Master's degree in a related field ?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a minimum of two years related experience and/or training?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. References
Optional Documents





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    Posted: 10/31/2018
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