The Office of Advanced Engineering Education (OAEE) in the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park is currently seeking Senior Academic Advisor to support current graduate students from the point of admission through to graduation. The Senior Advisor provides information and advising, both in-person and through electronic communications, to admitted and current students regarding the creation and review of program course plans, degree requirements, course selection, university policies and procedures, university resources, degree progress, and graduation clearances. The position also works with Faculty Advisors and acts as a liaison between Faculty Advisors and students regarding curriculum. This Senior Advisor also assists in the creation and implementation of workshops and activities to engage students in both the community of the A. James Clark School of Engineering and the University of Maryland campus at large. Strong organizational, administrative, interpersonal, and communication skills are essential, as is a solid understanding of advising strategies in higher education as they relate to professional and international students and a proven ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural, multi-generational setting.
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 A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland serves as the catalyst for high-quality research, innovation, and learning, delivering on a promise that all graduates will leave ready to impact the Grand Challenges (e.g., energy, environment, security, and human health) of the 21st century. The Clark School is dedicated to leading and transforming the engineering discipline and profession, to accelerating entrepreneurship, and to transforming research and learning activities into new innovations that benefit millions.
**Bachelor’s degree is required.
**A minimum of 3-5 years of academic advising experience in college/university student services is required. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
**Must possess a solid understanding of advising strategies in higher education as they relate to professional and international students.
**Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters with discretion and tact.
**Excellent organizational, communication, and presentation skills.
**Must be self-motivated, detail-oriented and a problem solver.
**Strong customer service skills, use of good judgment, and can work independently as well as in a team environment.
**Possess enthusiasm and a positive approach to work, the ability to build an excellent rapport with students, and a commitment to their educational development.
**Must be able to work evenings and weekends to meet the needs of professional students enrolled in evening courses.
**Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, Counseling, or a related field.
**Knowledge of UMD advising technology, including Student Information System (SIS), and Advise on the Web.