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Academic and Career Advisor (FY17-62)

The College of Southern Maryland

Job Title: Academic and Career Advisor (FY17-62)
Reference Code: 303857
Job Location: La Plata, MD
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Advising/counseling/support
Careers services & placement
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Academic and Career Advisor (FY17-62)
The College of Southern Maryland

The Academic and Career Advisor works with students in accessing, using and interpreting resources to obtain their academic, career and professional goals.  In a team environment, the advisor plays an important role in interpreting program requirements, prerequisites, transferability, and advising procedures.  Advisors also provide career information to students including personal interest assessments, career identification and planning, job readiness assessments, job coaching, and job search training.  The Academic and Career Advisors is responsible for tracking student data and ensuring that documentation of student contact is accurate and concise.


The work schedule for this position is 40 hours per week, Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Friday – 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Please note: One late evening will be established between Monday and Thursday that will result in a 10:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m. schedule for that day.


When applying for this position, please be prepared to answer the following questions:

  • Have you previously served in an academic advising role within a community college?  If so, how long?
  • Have you previously held other positions within a community college?
  • What Student Information Systems have you used in your previous work?


College of Southern Maryland conducts background checks in order to ensure the safety and well-being of the college's staff and students. The final candidate for this position will be subject to the following background checks: Criminal History Check.


Job Requirements

  • BS or BA degree required with two years’ experience in career development, education, advising or related field
  • Knowledge and experience in assisting students in a college setting in academic and/or career development
  • Knowledge of Colleague, STARFISH and Ellucian Student Planning are preferred
  • Ability to lead group workshops
  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work with a diverse population with wide variety of needs
  • Knowledge of community resources accessible to customers
  • Ability to work with limited supervision
  • Experience with computer data entry and Microsoft office suite
  • Position requires high level of confidentiality


Information and Application Process Instructions

This position is open until filled. For best consideration, apply by 11:59 pm EST Thursday, 01/19/17. The College of Southern Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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