Job Positions

Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Categories: Mid Atlantic Region 2

Department:

College of Information Studies

Institution:

University of Maryland - College Park

Date Posted:

04/19/2017

Close Date:

Open Until Filled
 

Position Description

The Undergraduate Advisor will report to the Associate Director of Undergraduate Programs and ensure the timely and high quality academic advising support to incoming and current Bachelor’s of Science in Information Science (BSIS) students. Academic advising will include providing information about the creation and review of 4-year plans, degree requirements, course selection, university policies and procedures, degree progress, and graduation clearances to a student body representing a variety of backgrounds and abilities. Advising may take place in one-on-one or group settings and in both face-to-face and online formats. The Undergraduate Advisor will also assist in the coordination and execution of events related to academics and student life for BSIS students within the College of Information Studies.

Duties

The Undergraduate Advisor will report to the Associate Director of Undergraduate Programs and ensure the timely and high quality academic advising support to incoming and current Bachelor’s of Science in Information Science (BSIS) students. Academic advising will include providing information about the creation and review of 4-year plans, degree requirements, course selection, university policies and procedures, degree progress, and graduation clearances to a student body representing a variety of backgrounds and abilities. Advising may take place in one-on-one or group settings and in both face-to-face and online formats. The Undergraduate Advisor will also assist in the coordination and execution of events related to academics and student life for BSIS students within the College of Information Studies.Position may require evening and weekend hours. Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license.Job responsibilities may require the lifting and carrying of event-related materials, banners, brochures, flyers etc. Primarily sedentary work with occasional physical exertion to move supplies and meeting room furniture. Repetitive typing motions involved. Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging of ideas, hearing is required to perceive information. Visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data. The worker is not subject to adverse environmental conditions.

Application Process

https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/50891

Institution Information

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.

Additional Information

 

Contact Information

Adaire Parker

nparker1@umd.edu

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

Bachelors degree from a regionally accredited institution in Information Science or a related degree and 2-3 years of experience in academic advising. Knowledge and understanding of student development and advising. Proficiency in oral, written, and interpersonal communication, as well as computer literacy in MS Office and other computer applications. Excellent customer service skills. Must have the ability to function in a team-oriented environment.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in higher education, education, information science, or a related field. Experience with University of Maryland, College Park undergraduate programs, systems, and services.