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Academic and Career Advisor

Prince George's Community College
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 27, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Career Services, Counseling, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Information

Position Title

Academic and Career Advisor

Position Type



Student Academic and Career Advising



Union/Non Union

Non Union

Full Time or Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

Hiring Salary Range

$66,281 - $72,909 Annually

Fixed Term/Tenure Track (Faculty Only)

Regular or Temporary


Job Description Summary

The Career and Academic Advisor is responsible for providing complete organizational information and services to students across a number of disciplines that may include admissions, financial aid, placement testing, academic advising, career services, international students, and disability services. The Career and Academic Advisor provides professional-level career counseling and/or academic advisement and provides direct student assistance in career development activities. The Career and Academic Advisor is responsible for coordinating internal and external partnerships to enhance services; making referrals for resources to assist in the students’ career and educational success; and serving as the liaison between high schools, students, employers and the college

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s required, Master’s preferred in higher education, student personnel/services, education, psychology, human resources or related field
  • Minimum of two years full-time experience in the professional area or comparable related experience
  • Experience in counseling, psychology or related field with an adult population
  • Must have administered programs directly related to the professional area for a minimum of two years
  • Thorough knowledge of all certificate and associate programs to include Continuing Education programs
  • Knowledge of college and community resources that support the whole student, not limited to disability support services, TRIO, DMSI, WOW, and student engagement
  • Knowledge of federal financial aid rules and regulations, state-mandated requirements, transfer issues and articulation agreements, FERPA regulations, college policies and procedures, and relevant legislative changes.
  • Knowledge of theories and best practices in Academic Advising and retention
  • Knowledgeable in program development and program management principles and practices;
  • Knowledgeable in career planning principles and practices;
  • Knowledgeable in community networking principles and practices;
  • Knowledge and ability to serve diverse populations and cultures;
  • Knowledgeable of the one-stop model and best practices in higher education
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to manage large amounts of information related to academic programs, college policies and procedures, and federal regulations
  • Project management skills
  • Demonstrated leadership practices and ability to think strategically to support change and innovation
  • Ability to advise students on academic and career issues
  • Fluent in customer service principles and demonstrate excellent ability to establish and maintain a professional working relationship
  • Public speaking skills including the ability to engage groups as a part of workshops and structured presentations
  • Ability to extract, analyze and interpret data
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Ability to prioritize work requirements and demonstrate independent decision making
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, and the general public
  • Proficient research and computer skills

CRITERIA : The following criteria, which are not the sole criteria used in the final hiring decision, will be used to review the applications of those persons who meet the stated minimum qualifications and to select those qualified applicants who will be interviewed. Other information and observations made during the interview process may be considered in the selection process. A Resume/CV and cover letter are required with the application. Please ensure that your documents address the criteria listed below for this position.

  • Shares the knowledge of the college catalog, curricula, and programs
  • Provides career, job and transfer articulation information to a diverse population of students
  • Provides advising for prospective, new and current students in a variety of formats and locations including peak registration, individual advising sessions, classroom visits and group sessions
  • Assists international students in providing comprehensive advising services to F-1 and other non-immigrant students; namely admissions, placement testing/interpretation, academic program planning, international academic credential evaluation procedures, work authorization, reinstatement, change of visa/tuition status, I-20 extensions, travel authorization procedures, and F-I student transfer guidelines
  • Interprets Accuplacer, Michigan, SAT, ACT, and TOEFL test results and/or identifies the proper prerequisites and course sequences for the student
  • Remains current and knows how to use Colleague, Owl Link, Navigate, the email system, Microsoft Office suite applications, and other technologies or software required to guide students through all aspects of advising
  • Enforces the completion of the developmental sequence once the student begins the process Communicates and updates students throughout the academic year including the benchmarks of 15, 30, 45 and 60 billable hours.
  • Completes Satisfactory Academic Progress ( SAP ) appeal process
  • Respond to and manage cases assigned through the Retention Alert System
  • Provides guidance to students individually or in group settings regarding career decisions, degree plans, and transfer opportunities
  • Identifies skill gaps and advises students on relevant workforce programs to meet their needs
  • Review and analyze student needs and recommend appropriate success strategies and referrals
  • Assists students with registration and appropriate course selection
  • Utilizes data through a wide range of software and computer systems to track and analyze student progression and retention
  • Analyzes student retention data and takes appropriate action to promote student success including case management of at-risk students
  • Helps students understand current job markets by researching career options
  • Facilitating student orientations
  • Performed other duties as assigned
Job Requirements

Must have the use of sensory skills in order to effectively communicate and interact with other employees and the public through the use of the telephone and personal contact as normally defined by the ability to see, read, talk, hear, handle or feel objects and controls. Physical capability to effectively use and operate various items of office related equipment, such as but not limited to a personal computer, calculator, copier, and fax machine. No significant climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping and repetitive motions

  • Must be able to work Monday thru Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English.
  • As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
  • A background investigation will be conducted prior to the offer of employment. A signed authorization for the release of personal information will be required if selected for an interview.
Is Background Check Required?


Is the incumbent responsible for working with minor children or directly engaging with minor children on campus?


Posting Detail Information

Posting Number


Open Date


Close Date


Open Until Filled


Background Check Statement

Prince George’s Community College is committed to providing a safe campus community. PGCC conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, education verification, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check

Special Instructions to Applicants

Effective August 8, 2022, Prince George’s Community College’s current vaccine mandate expired for students, faculty, and staff. Select exceptions may apply. Face coverings will be voluntary campus-wide, including in classrooms and instructional spaces. Although the College will no longer require new employees and students to be vaccinated as a condition of employment or instruction based on current public health conditions, COVID -19 vaccines and boosters are strongly recommended.

Application Status ; you will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your application, upon which time no further communication occurs unless selected for an interview or the position is filled. If recommended for hire, communication is immediately sent to your references listed on your application. Also, you will receive an email notification from HireRight requesting you to submit authorization to complete a background investigation
Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a bachelor's degree in higher education, student personnel/services, education, psychology, human resources or related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have two years of full-time or part-time equivalent experience as an academic advisor?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have experience in counseling, psychology or related field with an adult population?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Please be advised that as required by the 1986 Immigration Act, candidates must be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing identity and that you are a U.S. Citizen or an alien who is authorized to work. It is the college's policy that PGCC does not provide sponsorship for prospective employees. Will you require sponsorship to work in the United States?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • HERC
    • HigherEd Jobs
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • Indeed
    • Personal Referral
    • PGCC Website
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook)
    • The Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • The Washington Post
    • Other: Please indicate below
    • Educause
  6. How did you hear about this employment opportunity? If you selected 'Other' please indicate source:

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts
  2. Letter of Recommendation 1
  3. Other

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