Advisor (GEER)

Prince George's Community College
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 17, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Career Services, Counseling, Disabled Student Services, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Part Time
Position Information-Job Vacancy

Position Information

Position Title

Advisor (GEER)

Position Type


Full Time or Part Time

Part Time

Fixed Term/Tenure Track (Faculty Only)


Student Success and Engagement





Salary Range

Hiring Salary Range

$33.99 - $37.39/Hourly

Union/Non Union

Non Union

Job Description Summary

The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief ( GEER ) Advisor is responsible for providing complete organizational information and services to students across a number of disciplines that may include admissions, financial aid, academic advising, career services, international students, and disability services. The GEER Advisor provides professional-level career counseling and/or academic advisement and provides direct student assistance in career development activities. The GEER 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.

The responsibilities of the GEER Advisor include, but are not limited to: facilitating student orientations; guiding students’ career decisions and class selection; tracking the advancement of students and providing case management and assistance for at-risk students; and assisting students with job searches, resume preparation, and placement or transfer.

The GEER Advisor will focus on noncredit to credit transitions and advising for students seeking information for enrollment in continuing education courses. Primary focus is on Culinary Arts, Technology, Health Care, Skilled Trades, Business and Professional Services, and Automotive. Coaches will offer students an opportunity to identify their strengths, actively practice new skills, and effectively navigate appropriate resources.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s required, Master’s preferred in student personnel, education, psychology, human resources or related field.
  2. Minimum of two years full-time experience in the professional area.
  3. Experience in counseling, psychology or related field with an adult population
  4. Must have supervised personnel and administered program directly related to the professional area for a minimum of two years.


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. Resume/CV and cover letter are required with the application. Please ensure that your documents address the criteria listed below for this position.

  1. Shares the knowledge of the college catalog, curricula, and programs.
  2. Provides career, job and transfer articulation information to a diverse population of students.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Conducts SOAR sessions and FYE advisement sessions .
  6. Interprets Accuplacer, Michigan, SAT, ACT, and TOEFL test results and/or identifies the proper prerequisites and course sequences for the student.
  7. Remains current and knows how to use Colleague, Owl Link, the email system, and other technologies or software required to guide students through all aspects of advising.
  8. Communicates and updates students throughout the academic year including the benchmarks of 15, 30, 45 and 60 billable hours. Enforces the completion of the developmental sequence once the student begins the process.
  9. Completes Satisfactory Academic Progress ( SAP ) appeal process.
  10. Responds to and manages cases assigned through the Retention Alert System.
  11. Provides guidance to students individually or in group settings regarding career decisions, degree plans, and transfer opportunities.
  12. Identifies skill gaps and advises students on relevant workforce programs to meet their needs.
  13. Assists students with registration and appropriate course selection.
  14. Utilizes a wide range of software and computer systems to track and analyze student progression and retention.
  15. Analyzes student retention data and takes appropriate action to promote student success including case management of at-risk students.
  16. Helps students understand current job markets by researching career options  Facilitating student orientations.

Job Requirements

  1. Must be available to work Monday – Friday, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Work schedule subject to change based on the needs of the department.
  2. Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English.
  3. 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.

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

PGCC28611/12 GFF4

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

Prince George’s Community College values the safety of its students, faculty, and staff. As part of that commitment, the College has announced effective October 21, 2021, all students, faculty, and staff must be vaccinated against COVID -19 or tested for the virus weekly. As a prospective or new employee, you will be required to comply with this mandate and all the necessary safety protocols, including wearing a mask. Please direct your questions related to the vaccination, testing, mask mandates, and requirements for exemptions to .

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. * Which of the following best describes your level of completed education? (Education details must be included in your application.)
    • Master's Degree or above from an accredited college/university
    • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college/university
    • Associate's Degree from an accredited college/university
    • One to two years of college credit (30 credit hours is equivalent to one year)
    • Less than 30 credits from an accredited college/university
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • None of the above
  2. * Do you have a minimum of two years full-time experience in the professional area?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Have you supervised personnel and administered programs directly related to the professional area for a minimum of two years?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Briefly describe your experience referenced in the previous question. Do not enter 'See Resume'

    (Open Ended Question)

  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. Letter of Recommendation 2
  4. Letter of Recommendation 3

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