Senior Academic Advisor

The University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland
Oct 30, 2019
Dec 04, 2019
Full Time

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.

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.

Minimum Qualifications:            

  • 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.

Physical Demands


Primarily sedentary work.  Repetitive motion. Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.  Must be able to attend meetings across campus and occasionally travel regionally.  Some weekend and evening hours will be required.

Closing Date: 11/15/2019

Submission: Resume, Cover Letter and List of References via

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