Job Positions

Academic Advisor, 103841

Categories: Mid Atlantic Region 2

Department:

College of Arts and Humanities

Institution:

University of Maryland

Date Posted:

Oct 12 2021 12:13PM

Close Date:

Oct 29 2021
 

Position Description

The College of Arts and Humanities (ARHU) is excited to invite applications for an Academic Advisor position. The Academic Advisor will be an integral part of ARHU’s Office of Student Affairs and Career Engagement team. The Academic Advisor’s primary role will be to provide academic advising and advising-related programming for the College’s 11 departments and 3 schools, such as orientation, registration, general advising, degree clearances, and working with diverse populations. Additionally, the Academic Advisor will provide access to information and referrals for issues regarding scholarships, internships, study abroad, counseling, career and post baccalaureate options, and other university-related opportunities and support systems. The Academic Advisor will have rotating responsibility for teaching student development courses as needed. In addition to advising responsibilities, the Academic Advisor will have administrative duties. Specifically, the Academic Advisor will represent the College on various advising-related committees, will work closely with College departments, and will perform other duties as assigned. The Academic Advisor will also provide programming, such as work with student engagement and co-curricular opportunities.

Duties

The Academic Advisor will be responsible for advising, administrative, and programming duties (please see the position description above for additional details).

Application Process

Submit a cover letter, resume, and list of references to ejobs.umd.edu

Institution Information

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world. The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Additional Information

Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. A prior criminal conviction or convictions will not automatically disqualify a finalist from employment in the position. The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMD, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at return.umd.edu and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

Contact Information

uhr.umd.edu / jobs@umd.edu / 301-405-7575

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree required.

EXPERIENCE: Minimum of two year of higher education experience required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES: Strong oral and written communication skills required.

Preferred Qualifications

-Master’s Degree in Student Affairs/Higher Education, the Arts and Humanities, or a related field
-Experience involving advising/counseling
-Experience involving administration and program planning
-Working knowledge of technology, especially advising technology