Academic Advisor

University of Maryland – College Park, MD

In the Computer Science Department, Academic Advisors not only provide undergraduate students with advising on paths through the major, but on research, internship and career opportunities available to Computer Science students. Essentially, Advisors manage the academic affairs of students from orientation through graduation. Academic Advisors often initiate and provide students with educational opportunities ranging from resume workshops to teaching CMSC 100, (an introduction to the CS major, Department, College, and University). Advisors also occasionally staff student events on evenings and weekends.

The goals of an Academic Advisor are to ensure that students have a good and meaningful experience as a Computer Science Major.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelors degree required.

Minimum of 1-2-years of experience in higher education and student services.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite, professional presentation software and/or database usage is
  • needed.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and presentation skills.
  • Must be self-motivated, detail-oriented and a problem solver.
  • Strong customer service, maturity, good judgment, and one who can work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Possess enthusiasm and a positive approach to work, excellent rapport with students, and a commitment to their
  • educational development.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters with discretion and tact.
  • Able to work some evenings and weekends if needed.
  • Preferences:

    Related experience in higher education, student services and/or academic

    Knowledge of campus degree requirements, especially those related to computer science will be helpful.

    Minimum of 2-5-years of experience in higher education, student services and/or academic advising.

    Additional Certifications: Additional Information: Job Risks Not Applicable to This Position Physical Demands

    Able to work some evenings and weekends if needed.

    sedentary work. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. 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.

    Work is performed in an office environment and requires the ability to operate standard office equipment and keyboards. Must have the ability to walk short distances, and/or drive a vehicle to deliver and pick up materials.

    Posting Date: 05/17/2019 Closing Date: Open Until Filled Yes Best Consideration Date 05/31/2019 Diversity Statement:

    The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

    Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References (no emails sent from system)
  • Optional Documents

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