Senior Academic Advisor

University of Maryland, College Park
College Park, Maryland
Oct 06, 2021
Nov 10, 2021
Full Time

Senior Academic Advisor

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

Maryland Applied Graduate Engineering (MAGE) in the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park is currently seeking a Senior Academic Advisor to guide and support current graduate students from the point of admission through to graduation. The position provides information and advising through a variety of mediums and assists admitted and current students with the creation and review of program course plans, degree requirements, course selection, university policies and procedures, university resources, degree progress, and graduation clearances. The Advisor also works with Faculty Advisors and acts as a liaison between Faculty Advisors and students regarding curriculum decisions and approvals.

This Senior Academic Advisor assists in the creation and implementation of workshops and activities to engage students in both the community of the Clark School and the University of Maryland campus at large and utilizes a wide variety of electronic mediums to communicate resources and policies to students in a creative and effective manner. The Advisor also provides mentorship and consistent customer service to students across various platforms. 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 required.


A minimum of 5 years of academic advising experience in college/university student services.

Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, Counseling, or a related field can be used in place of 2 years of experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Possesses strong organizational, administrative, interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills.

Superior ability to set priorities, self-start and follow through on duties and projects.

Solid understanding of advising strategies in higher education as related to professional and international students,

Proven ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural, multi-generational setting. Demonstrated dedication to customer service and the implementation of student centered advising and support approaches.

Must possess a demonstrated understanding of advising strategies in higher education as they relate to professional and international students. 

Demonstrated enthusiasm, self-motivation, and a positive approach to work. Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters with discretion and tact.

Demonstrated use of good judgement, attention to detail, and the ability to solve problems. Demonstrated ability to successfully work independently as well as in a team environment.

Demonstrated ability using data to make informed decisions.

Proficiency working with Microsoft Office tools or equivalent to utilize technology to support advising, recruitment, and program management.


Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, Counseling, or a related field.

Knowledge of advising technologies, including Student Information System (SIS), Qualtrics, UAchieve, TerpEngage, Advise on the Web, or similar tools.

Physical Demands:

Predominantly sedentary work.

Work is performed in an office environment and requires the ability to sit for an extended time and operate standard office equipment and keyboards. 

Ability to review and prepare data on reports and computer screens and engage in extensive reading.

Must be able to attend meetings across campus and occasionally travel regionally. Approximately 10% regional travel.

Must be able to work evenings and weekends to meet the needs of professional and international students enrolled in evening courses.

Closing Date:


Submission: Resume, Cover Letter and List of References via