Academic Advisor

University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business
College Park, Maryland
Oct 02, 2018
Nov 06, 2018
Full Time

Academic Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Studies

Position Number: 104738

Full-Time, Regular Exempt

The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is seeking a well-qualified Academic Advisor to join the team in the Office of Undergraduate Studies. One of 13 schools and colleges located on the University of Maryland, College Park campus, the Smith School is a recognized leader in management research and education for the global economy. The school is consistently ranked among the world’s top business schools by leading business publications such as Business Week, Financial Times, Economist and the Wall Street Journal.

The Academic Advisor position will provide academic advising for students admitted to the Smith School’s Undergraduate Program. This includes meeting with a caseload of advisees and administering various aspects of the caseload including performing degree audits, satisfactory progress reviews, degree clearances, transfer credit evaluation, etc. In addition, this position will be involved in participating and in some cases coordinating various activities for students enrolled in the Smith School’s Undergraduate Program. The position also participates in new student orientations and other appropriate college and office functions and events.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required; experience in academic advising in a higher education setting required. plus a minimum of 1 year related experience that includes some experience in academic advising in a higher education setting or similar type environment. Ability to act as an advocate for both the student and the University.

Ability to encourage and empower undergraduate students to make their own decisions. Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Knowledge of academic policies and procedures in a higher education setting. Knowledge and understanding of higher education, student development, and academic advising.

Ability to communicate effectively and work effectively as a member of an advising team. Strong attention to detail and good organizational skills. Sensitivity to needs of a diverse student population including minority and international students. Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree or higher strongly preferred. Familiarity with advising software (Advise on the Web, SIS, u.achieve, Degree Navigator, etc.) preferred.

The salary for this position will be in the low to mid $50’s. The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package, including 22 Days Annual Leave; 15 Days Sick Leave; 3 Days Personal Leave; 15 Paid Holidays; Tuition Remission; Health, Dental, Vision and Prescription coverage.

When applying, please upload a PDF version of your cover letter, resume and list of references. For best consideration, please submit applications no later than October 19, 2018 at; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No H1-B Visa sponsorship offered for this position.

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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,

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