Admissions and Academic Advisor, Nursing and Allied Health
Howard Community College (HCC) is an exciting place to work, learn, and grow! HCC has been awarded the distinction as a "Great College to Work for" since 2009 from The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Howard Community College values diversity among its faculty, staff and student population. We are an innovative institution that is committed to responding to the ever-changing needs and interests of a diverse and dynamic community. No matter where you want to go in your career, you can get there from here!
The Admissions and Advising Department is recruiting for an Admissions and Academic Advisor, Nursing and Allied Health to join the team.
Job Description and Responsibilities:
- Provides pre-enrollment advising to students for all of the college's learning programs; specially trained to provide admissions and advising services to prospective nursing and allied health students including, Cardiovascular Technology, Emergency Medical Services/Paramedic, Radiologic Technology, Dental Hygienist, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Medical Laboratory Technician, Physical Therapist Assistant, Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nursing, LPN to RN Pathway, Paramedic to RN Pathway, and Military to RN Pathway as well as a wide variety of MMAHEC.
- Works closely with the director and assistant director of admissions for nursing and allied health s to administer all aspects of the nursing and allied health admissions programs, including pre-enrollment advising, information sessions, application and selection processes, management of waiting lists for all applicable programs, and development and implementation of selective admissions policies and procedures for multiple enrollment periods.
- Responsible for the advising of one of the college's largest and fastest growing populations in highly complex majors.
- Works closely with the assistant director, director and program chairs to administer all aspects of the nursing and allied health admissions programs, including pre-enrollment advising, information sessions, application and selection processes, management of waiting lists for applicable programs, and development and implementation of selective admissions policies and procedures for multiple enrollment programs.
- Serves as the lead coordinator and advisor of one or more nursing and allied health admissions and/or readmission programs.
- Provides complex and detailed advising services, including placement test interpretations, program planning, course scheduling, degree audit, graduation clearance and transfer advising for all nursing and allied health programs.
- Assists with the transcript evaluation processes including the evaluation of traditional and non-traditional transcripts for prospective nursing and allied health students.
- Assists with the development of numerous nursing and allied health publications.
- Assists with the coordination of special on and off campus, and virtual information programs and events, college participation in off campus career and education fairs, and other community events and programs.
- Acquires and maintains knowledge of Continuing Education nursing and allied health programs and career updates.
- Interprets college policies and procedures for prospective and currently enrolled students, faculty and staff.
- Assists with the development and implementation of the communications management process and other technology applications that facilitate selective admissions and readmission processes.
- Assists with data collection and reporting related to selective nursing and allied health programs admission and readmission.
This position requires considerable knowledge and expertise in a wide variety of complex areas and is critical to enrollment and retention, as well as the accreditation of the nursing and allied health programs.
- Bachelor's degree in education, social sciences, student development or related field is required. Masters' degree preferred.
- Experience with selective admissions programs, particularly nursing and allied health programs, strongly preferred.
- Knowledge of transcript evaluation experience is required.
- Prior event planning experience is preferred.
- Extensive knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations related to admissions, advising, transfer, transcript evaluation, general education, and licensing exam requirements is required.
- Excellent working knowledge of student data systems, CRM, document imaging and degree audit, ARTSYS, internet, MS Outlook, databases and spreadsheets, sign-in software, phone and voicemail system. Ability to learn, implement, and use new computer applications and acquire new knowledge of all kinds.
- Demonstrated organizational and managerial skills is required.
- Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, including public speaking, is required.
- Demonstrated ability to identify and manage multiple priorities while providing excellent customer service.
- Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
- Ability to manage challenging student situations in relation to selective admissions programs and student success in these rigorous programs.
- Regular attendance is a requirement of the job.
- Performs all duties while considering the impact of any actions on the college's sustainability initiatives in the areas of environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and economic prosperity.
- Bilingual speaking skills preferred.
- Reports directly to the assistant director of admissions for nursing and allied health. Must be able to work with very limited supervision. Supervises work study students for projects directly related to this position's responsibilities. Occasionally supervise the unit in the absence of the assistant director.
- Required to work one night per week and additional evenings and weekend during peak periods. Fast-paced, busy, deadline-driven, and frequently high stress conditions. Concurrent management of numerous tasks. Frequent local and occasional distant travel. Flexibility required.
Hours Per Week: 37.5
Work Schedule: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., one evening per week, additional evening and weekends will be required.
Compensation:$55,191 plus excellent medical & dental insurance, tuition reimbursement and paid leave
Open Until Filled
Best Consideration: March 17, 2021
*Pre-employment criminal background investigation is a condition of employment.
As a participating member of the Maryland Retirement and Pension System, HCC offers two retirement options: The Pension, which requires a 7% employee contribution and The ORP, a 403(b) with a 7.25% employer contribution only. Employees in positions that do not require a bachelor's degree must participate in The Pension. Employees that possess a bachelor's degree and hold professional positions that require a bachelor's degree may choose to participate in either The Pension or The ORP.
Howard Community College (HCC) is an Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action employer & values diversity within its faculty, staff & student population. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.
HCC understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance with the job application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 443-518-1100.
The following are required documents:
- Completed Application (Candidates will be evaluated on completing the college's application in full)
- Cover Letter