University of Maryland

University of Maryland

Academic Advisor

Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 128400

Title: Advisor Functional Title: Academic Advisor Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular Applicant Search Category: Staff University Authorized FTE: 100 Unit: ARCH-School of Architecture, Planning, & Preservation Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state's flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation's legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation's capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

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Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

This advisor position provides academic advising and student support, and also promotes retention and graduation rates of undergraduate students in the undergraduate Architecture majors: Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science programs (BS). This position reports to and works with the Director of Student Services. In addition to conducting academic advising for undergraduate students in the Architecture BA and BS program, the Advisor steps in when needed to assist with recruitment for all MAPP programs and all MAPP advising. The Advisor promotes diversity, inclusion, and equity in student services.

The Advisor may teach one one credit UNIV 100 course in the Fall semester, which is a class focused on student life skills.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Academic/ Advising for Architecture BA and BS programs
  • Advising duties for all undergraduate programs
  • Provides comprehensive academic advising for students enrolled in undergraduate majors
  • Processes degree audits and clearances for undergraduate majors and minors.
  • Maintains all electronic records for undergraduate majors and minors, using UMD's TerpEngage system.
  • Generates reports when requested.
  • Advises undergraduate majors during first time freshmen and transfer student orientations.
  • Assists with conducting workshops and presentations pertaining to undergraduate advising.
  • Assists when needed with career services advising.
  • May teach one UNIV 100 section. The course content is already developed, and can be adjusted in collaboration with the Director of Student Services. UNIV 100 is a course all new UMD undergraduates take (freshman and transfers) to help support their transition to the campus and to University life.
  • Minimum Qualifications:

    Education: Bachelor's degree required.

    Experience: 3 years or more of professional experience working in a higher education setting required.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite, professional presentation software and/or database usage
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn SIS, TerpEngage, and other student services systems is needed.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and presentation skills.
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and a problem solver.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • The ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Enthusiastic and takes a positive approach to work.
  • Ability to build excellent rapport with students and demonstrate a commitment to their educational development.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters with discretion and tact.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with MAPP+D faculty, staff, and with representatives from across campus.
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills.
  • Conditions of Employment: Ability to work some evenings and weekends if needed and to travel for recruitment if needed.



  • Masters degree.
  • Two or more years of academic advising experience or equivalent.
  • Experience in Student Services-related role at UMD.
  • Knowledge of campus degree requirements and campus advising systems.
  • Additional Certifications: Additional Information:

    Hiring Range: $51,371 – $55,650

    Job Risks Not Applicable to This Position Physical Demands

    Repetitive motion. Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/o fingers. The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform activities such as: preparing and analyzing data; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading. Work is performed in an office environment and requires the ability to operate standard office equipment and keyboards.

    Posting Date: 05/08/2023 Closing Date: 05/30/2023 Open Until Filled No Best Consideration Date 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 Documents

    Required Documents

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

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    Job details


    Academic Advisor


    University of Maryland


    United States


    May 25, 2023

    Application deadline

    May 30, 2023

    Job type



    Architecture and Design,Education

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