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Academic Advisor
Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland
Date Posted 04/28/2021
Admin-Academic Advising
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Academic Advisors are responsible for assisting students in the development of educational, career and transfer plans through the assimilation of information from a variety of sources, course selection, interpretation of academic rules, regulations, policies and procedures, and intervention and referral to appropriate services and resources. Academic advisors are expected to stay current with advising strategies and to employ a variety of strategies as they work to assist students in accomplishing their goals. Academic advisors participate on advising teams and must regularly communicate with student groups and act as liaisons to AACC departments. The goal of this position is to collaborate with other engagement and high impact practices on campus and increase retention and pathways to completion of all students. The advisor will participate in success strategies designed to eradicate achievement gaps, with an emphasis on equity, and sustained academic achievement. Last, the expectation for this position is for the advisor to support student academic and career momentum as they progress toward meaningful careers.
Each academic advisor has a few unique duties and responsibilities particular to the population of students to which they are assigned.

Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its administrators, faculty, and staff members. The Student Success department in the Division of Learner Support Services seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to the college's excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, embrace concepts of equity and inclusiveness, and support the equal rights of all people by advancing the understanding and appreciation of differences including age, race, gender, ability, religious convictions, socio-economic status, ethnic heritage, or sexual orientation

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most AACC employees are currently working remotely. Only individuals who are residents of Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia or the District of Columbia are eligible for employment at the college. You must reside in one of these states prior to a determined start date.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Assist students in all phases of academic advising and career planning, and in the skills needed to develop an educational plan, leading to a guided pathway to completion. Evaluate records & provide detailed information on program requirements, transfer requirements, curriculum choice, course selection, registration procedures, AACC policies, procedures, rules & regulations.
Ensure that developmental students begin all required developmental course sequences and continue in that sequence to facilitate readiness for credit coursework and timely degree completion.
Maintain records and notes.
Meet with students identified as at-risk to acquaint them with available college support services and resources, draft student success contracts for students who receive unsatisfactory interim grades or fail to make satisfactory academic progress, and make internal and external referrals as needed.
Assist students with petitions requesting exceptions to college policy, course substitutions, and readmission.
Provide outreach to classrooms and departments via success workshops tailored to the needs of the students.
Perform unique duties particular to the Field of Interest population of students assigned.
Use technology to view, sort, and monitor student caseloads, communicate and foster professional relationships with students, teach students about online services through MyAACC.
Contribute to weekly, monthly and annual reports.
Attend staff meetings and training sessions.
Report concerns to the Assistant Directors and/or Dean.
Collaborate with colleagues in engagement and high impact practices such as new student orientation, the student success course, supplemental instruction, and tutoring to name a few.
Assist with identifying strategies to eradicate achievement gaps, with an emphasis on equity of outcomes.
Work in concert with other college departments and serve on committees.

Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree.

Minimum of one year of full-time professional academic advising or two years of half-time academic advising experience in a community college's centralized advising center.

Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with all student groups, faculty, administrators, professional and support staff, and the public.

Working knowledge of student development theories.

Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills.

Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite.

Ability to master student information systems.

Ability to work 40 hours per week during operating hours at all AACC locations to meet the needs of students; evening and Saturday hours may be required as part of the weekly schedule. Use of leave is restricted in January and August to accommodate peak registration periods.

Demonstrated ability to work collegially with a culturally diverse group of students, faculty, and staff on a daily basis.

Preferred Qualifications:

Academic advising experience in a Maryland community college working with transfer students.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

Work Schedule:
40 hours to include one night and occasional Saturdays
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