Maryland, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Apr 16, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Department:              Student Affairs

Pay Grade:                 10 ($46,502-$62,468)

FLSA Status:              Exempt                      



This position assumes responsibility for the advising of current students including academically at-risk students, develops/delivers services to help students define and reach educational goals, and provides support as needed in outreach activities to new and current students. Understands the needs of diverse students and is able to create an inclusive and safe environment for all students. It reports to the Senior Director of Advising and Retention.



  • Advises current and prospective students regarding educational planning and
  • Facilitates students' progress toward academic goals. Teaches new students how to use technology including student planning, Starfish and student email. Supports and teaches students how to register, track progress and plan for transfer.
  • Provides special support to students who are on academic probation including goal setting, and calculating GPA requirements for success.
  • Assists in the recruitment and advising of prospective students by participating in high school visitations, open houses, and college/career nights; assists in other outreach activities for both current and prospective students.
  • Designs and presents workshops, class presentations, and seminars to facilitate academic planning, registration, and help meet students' related counselling/advising needs.
  • Serves as the advising liaison with one or more Area of Study. This includes participating in the planning and promoting of initiatives to encourage student involvement.
  • Uses technology in the support of student success and retention.
  • Understands and communicates career options and transfer planning for Area of study students.
  • Provides support to students with personal issues, such as short-term counseling, referral, and crisis intervention.
  • Runs the College’s First Generation program.
  • Leads department-wide assessment projects as assigned.
  • Serves on College committees as assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Master's Degree. At least two years' related experience. Direct community college advising or counseling experience preferred. STEM advising experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to assist students in personal/educational development and to work with students in a classroom or workshop setting.
  • Be available to work some evenings (11:00 7:00 p.m.) and variable hours when necessary including, at minimum, one evening a week.
  • Must be positive, cooperative and supportive.



The work is normally light work which requires exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.  Periodically, it requires standing for longer periods of time during presentations or fairs.  Additionally, the following physical abilities are required: 


  • Hear/talk/communicate – Must be able to exchange information and communicate
  • Visual acuity - Ability to perceive or detect surroundings
  • Mental acuity – Able to focus, concentrate, understand and convey subject matter
  • Repetitive motion (i.e. keyboarding)
  • Stand/sit/walk - Able to move or traverse from one area to another



College campus, direct contact with students, staff, faculty and the general public in classrooms, common areas, offices, and campus environments.  Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as office, meeting, and training rooms.  Use of safe work place practices with office equipment; computers for data entry and word processing; avoidance of trips and falls; observance of fire and building safety regulations; and observance of traffic laws when/if driving a College vehicle.


This position will be placed on the 12-month Grade 10 college salary scale. Actual salary placement based on qualifications and experience. Position includes an excellent fringe benefit package which can be found at:



The College pays one-half of reasonable travel expenses for the first visit and pays the entire cost of travel for the second visit. The College does not pay relocation expenses or offer tenure. However, following a one-year probationary period, year-to-year contracts are provided until three years of satisfactory service are completed, after which time 3-year contracts are provided.


Interested applicants must submit a resume and cover letter (including salary requirement), emailed to  or mailed to Carroll Community College, Human Resources,1601 Washington Road, Westminster, MD 21157. The deadline for applicant email submission is April 30, 2021 or postmarked by same date if submitted via U.S. postal service mail.

To qualify for employment, selected candidates must

  • successfully complete a criminal background check (for designated positions)
  • be able to work on campus and/or remotely as of the first day of employment
  • be a resident of DE, MD, PA, VA, WV or DC as of the first day of employment
  • be currently authorized to work in the US, as the College does not offer Visa sponsorships  
  • complete an employment application upon request, prior to progressing through the initial interview process

 Carroll Community College has the right to revise this position description at any time, and this position description does not represent in any way a contract of employment.

 Carroll Community College is committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.  Carroll Community College is committed to Equal Opportunity Employment. 

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