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Student Development Specialist

Harford Community College, Advising, Career, and Transfer Services

Job Title: Student Development Specialist
Reference Code: 44-2018
Job Location: Bel Air , MD
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Advising/counseling/support
Careers services & placement
Date Posted: 2017-09-06
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Student Development Specialist
Harford Community College

The Student Development Specialist for Advising, Career, and Transfer Services provides career information, academic advising, and transfer planning services to students in all majors, with primary emphasis on providing guidance to students in the areas of career discernment and attainment.  This position is responsible for advising a large cohort of currently enrolled students, serving as a conduit for students to access other academic support services, financial aid, and co-curricular activities to support their success.

Duties include, but are not limited to, advising students; assisting students by appointment, face-to-face or in online environments, who need further career direction; reviewing and assisting in résumé creation; developing and facilitating career and academic related workshops; using computerized career resources and online assessment tools; and updating career/employment information for use in the College catalog and web site.

The Student Development Specialist assists  with navigating and understanding college, including selecting a major, degree and course requirements; using online resources including Focus 2, O*Net, ARTSYS, the College catalog, and other academic and career resources to provide student with up-to-date and accurate information; documents all student interactions; presents at advising and career related events; and performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

This is an exempt, professional staff position reporting to the Coordinator for Career Services.  Work schedule will vary according to the needs of the College, to include day, evening, and weekend hours.

Job Requirements

A master's degree in in human development, adult or counselor education or related field; and three years of related academic advising and/or career counseling experience are required.  Advanced skills in a Windows-based computer environment, including MS Office programs, and experience using student records software such as DegreeWorks or Banner, are also required.

Applicants will be evaluated on criteria including, but not limited to, career counseling experience, to include job search skills and career discernment; academic advising and/or academic coaching experience; experience advising students of diverse backgrounds, specifically students of color and LGBTQ; and experience working with online advising and learning platforms, such as Blackboard.

Preferred experience and skills include experience with online job posting systems; college or community college experience; and English/Spanish bilingual.

Information and Application Process Instructions

Apply online at  For best consideration apply by September 24, 2017.

HCC is a smoke/tobacco-free campus.

HCC is an AA / EEO / ADA employer committed to diversity in the college community.

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