MARSOC Marine Raider Training Center Academic Advisor

Jacksonville, NC
Aug 09, 2017
Sep 01, 2017
Full Time
Academic Advisor/ Subject Matter Expert (MAA/SME) to perform academic advisor functions and responsibilities such as: research of educational opportunities; assessment, counseling, and outreach to students (MARSOC personnel); and other programmatic administrative support as required.


The MAA/SME shall be responsible for providing the following subject matter expertise to MARSOC students, faculty, and staff:

• Perform academic assessment and advice to students seeking postsecondary and graduate degrees

• Perform counseling responsive to educational needs of students and identifying gaps or challenges in academic counseling process and research/recommend alternatives

• Develop academic assessment templates to develop course of academic action for students pursuing on and off duty education leading to postsecondary and graduate degrees

• Monitor progress of students pursuing on and off duty education leading to postsecondary and graduate degrees

• Assess and recommend resources required to support students maintain satisfactory progress towards achievement of successful educational outcomes

• Identify gaps or challenges for SOF personnel seeking on and off duty education and research/recommend alternatives or mitigating courses of action

• Advise unit leadership on student issues and/or resourcing concerns and anticipated shortfalls


Additionally, the MAA/SME shall collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to perform functions which normally include:

• Identify colleges and universities with SOF friendly programs and/or articulation agreements;

• Seek out institutions to partner with to provide mutually beneficial learning and internship opportunities;

• Assist with efforts to gain, maintain, or stabilize DoD and service programs designed to provide off duty education financial resources for SOF personnel;

• Assist with efforts to pursue expanded authorities to fund post-secondary education for SOF personnel;

• Assess viability of on and off duty funded education as retention and transition tool.




Education Master’s Degree (MA/MS) in Education or Counseling field of study.



Qualifications 5-8 years of experience required.


Experience and Skills: The MRTC Academic Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (MAA/SME) shall possess at a minimum, the following skills and experience:

• Minimum of 2 years’ experience serving in senior academic positions.

• Must possess strong communications skills.

• Possess knowledge of MARSOC and Marine Raider Training Center organization, structure, and mission.

• SECRET security clearance required.