Job Positions

Academic Advisor

Categories: Mid Atlantic Region 2


Center for Academic Advising and Retention


Frostburg State University

Date Posted:

Jan 11 2021 3:43PM

Close Date:

Feb 6 2021

Position Description

Frostburg State University engages every student in collaborative, learner-centered advising, focusing on academic, professional, and personal development. To support this mission, Frostburg State University, Center for Academic Advising and Retention, seeks applications for full-time, 12-month exempt Academic Advisor positions in a comprehensive academic support system.


Reporting to the Director of Academic Advising, provide academic advising services and monitor student progress. Advise students about academic requirements and course selection; review placement and standardized tests, unofficial transcripts, and course prerequisites; interpret degree audits, monitor course registrations, and work with students to resolve issues; act as a student advocate when appropriate. Support First-Year Progress Survey and Beacon early alert systems; meet with students in jeopardy, counsel on goal-setting and academic recovery, and refer to support services. Assist with the Student Success Mentor Program, first-year student orientation course preparation, faculty training, presentations, and assessment. Distribute advising policies and procedures; serve as a resource for academic departments and other offices, advisors, and services; participate in advisor training. Understand FERPA regulations and stay current on institutional policies, procedures, practices, and student information systems. Assist with planning, implementation, and evaluation of student retention initiatives and outreach projects.

Application Process

Apply through the Frostburg State University website:

Institution Information

A member institution of the University System of Maryland, Frostburg State University is a public, comprehensive, largely residential regional university offering programs in the sciences, education, business, the arts and humanities at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. FSU prides itself on being a dynamic, learning-centered institution that emphasizes teaching with opportunities for professional development and research. More than 5,000 students enroll yearly. About the Area: FSU is located on a scenic 260-acre campus in the mountains of Western Maryland, a region rich in history, quaint shopping areas and eclectic cafes and food choices. The Western Maryland region is considered to be a four-season outdoor mecca of recreational experiences offering activities such as; hiking, mountain biking, water sports, snow skiing/boarding, golfing, climbing, etc. Frostburg offers a family-friendly college town feel with easy access to major cities like Pittsburgh, Washington, DC, and Baltimore. If you are looking for insightful colleagues, energetic students, and a great place to work and call home in a region with unlimited adventure seeking opportunities, FSU is for you!

Additional Information

Salary commensurate with experience and includes University System of Maryland benefits package.

Contact Information

Jay Hegeman


Required Qualifications

Master’s degree in Education, Psychology, Guidance and Counseling, Student Affairs, or related field. Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to effectively interact with a diverse group of individuals. Any combination of training and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a master’s degree in a related field and progressively responsible related work experience may be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

At least one year of experience providing academic support to diverse populations of college students or working in an advising or retention role at the college level. Experience with technologies used to support student success.