Reporting to the Director of Academic Advising for CAHSS, the academic advisor will provide academic support including student recruitment and success efforts to students throughout the College in various programs and departments.
Why Work at UMBC?
UMBC offers competitive compensation. This role starts at $52,000and has over 4 weeks of vacation for regular full time roles. Tuition remission is also available.
In addition to routine face-to-face/virtual advising of majors, the advisor will develop recruitment strategies, represent the College at first-year and transfer orientation sessions prior to each semester, assist students in navigating majors by providing them with information about successful degree completion, extra-curricular activities, and career readiness.
The advisor will also assist new transfer students and guide them in their transition to UMBC so that they are matched with the appropriate student support services. As need arises, the advisor will also represent departments at Admissions recruiting events.
Specific duties include:
Providing additional advising support within CAHSS by assessing student progress towards major completion trends and individual case information
Helping to promote student recruitment, retention and success
Representing the College, as needed, at first-year and transfer orientation sessions and recruitment events
Coordinating work and communication between multiple campus units, including the Registrar's Office, Office of Academic & Pre-Professional Advising, Academic Success Center, Career Center, Student Disability Services, the Counseling Center
Performing other duties as assigned
The Academic Advisor will need to be versed in both University requirements for graduation, including General Education Program expectations, as well as the requirements of majors across the College. Availability to meet with students will include regularly scheduled face to face advising sessions and prompt responses to email inquiries, in which clear, professional, and supportive communication will be expected.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Requires a Bachelor's degree
3 years of academic advising or related experience
Must have proven ability to work with a diverse student body and demonstrated commitment to inclusive processes
The ability to work with different groups of University constituencies, including students, faculty, staff and administrators required
Must have excellent written and verbal communication and computer skills
Experience with student services preferred
Five years of academic advising experience preferred
Master's degree preferred
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.
If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.