Founded in 1968 to meet the post-secondary and continuing
education needs of Cecil County residents, Cecil College has been
serving the community and shaping its future for more than 50
years. The College is governed by a Board of Trustees appointed by
the governor. The College’s fifth president, Dr. Mary Way Bolt,
reports directly to the Board of Trustees.
Cecil College is centrally located in Maryland’s most
northeastern county, just one half mile from Interstate 95. It is
easily accessible from Philadelphia and Baltimore, as well as from
With a diverse student population, Cecil College enrolls
approximately 2,500 credit students and 3,400 non-credit students.
Cecil offers associate degrees, certificate programs and non-credit
classes. Cecil offers a variety of associate degree and certificate
Through its open admissions policy, Cecil College provides
learning opportunities for all who have the desire and ability to
benefit from its courses and programs, regardless of age, gender,
ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, or socioeconomic
The Academic Advisor is responsible for providing advising
services consistent with the mission, vision, and core values of
Cecil College. Responsibilities include assisting students with
educational and career goals by way of individual and group
advisement sessions; working in collaboration with faculty to
maximize curricular connections and opportunities for educational
advancement; building and sustaining quality relationships with
advisees; and helping to facilitate the transition into a four-year
baccalaureate program and beyond.
Due to the need of interaction with students, employees and
college community this position requires in-person presence. This
position is eligible for telework however positions with back-up
duties require consistent on-site presence; telework may be
available to certain roles on a limited basis to best meet the
needs of the department.
- Provide individual academic advising sessions to degree and
non-degree seeking students that are included on the list of
- Provide follow-up advising sessions with designated advisees to
ensure that students register in a timely manner for each
- Communicate academic standards and policies to students to
assist them in a proactive manner throughout their enrollment.
- Collaborations with representatives from the credit faculty and
continuing education to ensure that a current knowledge base of
program requirements and changes is maintained.
- Advance the College’s Completion efforts by assisting students
to identify a clear pathway to graduation, transfer, and subsequent
- Provide advisee follow-up in response to faculty feedback
provided through the Academic Monitoring system.
- Provide routine coverage in the advising area to assist
students in meeting their educational, transfer, and career
- Participate and support annual programs that serve the advising
needs of students to include student orientation, open houses,
information nights, college visits and retention workshops.
- Plan and coordinate College Transfer Day.
- Access student information using the Jenzabar EX software and
participate in training sessions related to upgrades of the
Jenzabar EX software.
- Maintain advising files on student advisees.
- Attend advising staff meetings and work on divisional projects
- Represent advising concerns to the Director of Advising.
OTHER RELATED DUTIES:
- Participates on internal and external committees, as
- Handles other related duties as assigned.
Education: MA/MS required in psychology, education,
sociology, or related field.
Experience: Three years experience in a student services
environment. Preference will be given to individuals who have
worked in a community college setting.
Skills/Training: Professional experiences should reflect
responsibilities associated with the management of tasks, projects
and special assignments. The position requirements include the
ability to coordinate multiple administrative tasks and assist
students individually simultaneously. Additionally, evidence of the
ability to interpret academic policy and procedures is needed.
Preferred experiences will include scoring and interpreting career
Proficiencies: Evidence of strong verbal and written
communication skills; organizational and accuracy skills are a
must. Experience working with software applications such as Word,
Excel, Access, and an integrated student information system.
Scheduling: Varied work schedule during critical periods
sometimes requiring evening, Saturday, and Sunday work hours
dependent on the needs of special events.
Physical Demands: None
Other Requirements: Requires ability to work under
pressure to meet deadlines and handle high volumes of student
For best consideration, please apply by October 13, 2021.
*We are committed to ensuring equal opportunity and
non-discrimination in all hiring and employment practices. Cecil
College will not discriminate against any individual by reason of
race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, disability,
sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic
status, genetic information, veteran status or any other status
protected by federal, state or local law.