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Admissions and Academic Advisor, Nursing and Allied Health Programs (PT)

Howard Community College
Maryland, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 8, 2022

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services
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Employment Type
Part Time
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Howard Community College (HCC) is an exciting place to work, learn, and grow! We are proud to have received the Great Colleges to Work For honor for 12 consecutive years, 2009-2020.

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!

We are recruiting for a part time, benefit eligible Admissions and Academic Advisor, Nursing and Allied Health Programs who will provide pre-enrollment advising to students for all of the college's learning programs including Laurel College Campus; 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, Physical Therapist Assistant, Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nursing, LPN to RN Pathway, Paramedic to RN Pathway, and Military to RN Pathway.

  • Works closely with the assistant director 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.
  • Serves as the lead coordinator and advisor of one or more nursing or 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 program students.
  • Assists with the transcript evaluation process, including the evaluation of traditional and nontraditional transcripts for nursing and allied health programs.
  • Assists with the development of numerous nursing and allied health-related admissions publications, applications and communication.
  • Serves as a liaison between the Health Sciences divisions.
  • Responds to nursing and allied health inquiries of every kind including in person, email and voicemail.
  • Assists with the coordination of special nursing and allied health informational programs, college participation in off-campus nursing and allied health fairs, and other events and programs.
  • Provides general pre-enrollment advising for prospective students and academic advising for currently enrolled students, regardless of major, during peak periods or in the absence of other advisors.
  • Acquires and maintains knowledge of Continuing Education nursing and allied health programs and career update options.
  • 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 processes.
  • Assists with data collection and reporting related to selective admissions and readmission nursing and allied health programs.
  • Acquires and maintains thorough knowledge of transfer and articulation programs for nursing and allied health majors.

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 all nursing and allied health programs as well as general advising knowledge of all other college learning programs. This position will continue to involve increasingly complex knowledge and processes as the college expands its nursing and allied health programs and partnerships.

  • Bachelor's degree in education, social science, student development or related field is required. Master's preferred.
  • Prior admissions advising or academic advising experience required, including experience with diverse and special populations.
  • Experience with selective admissions programs, particularly nursing and allied health programs, strongly preferred.
  • Transcript evaluation experience required.
  • Prior event planning experience preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations related to admissions, advising, transfer, transcript evaluation, general education, licensing exam requirements, criminal background check requirements for clinical students, and selective admissions strongly preferred.
  • Excellent knowledge of and experience with student data systems is required; experience with Colleague and self-service system strongly preferred.
  • Experience with technology equipment and applications, such as digital imaging, advising sign-in software, ARTSYS, Windows, MS Office, the Web and Internet and other software applications strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated organizational and managerial skills required.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills (including public speaking) required.
  • Experience working with various college departments and faculty required.
  • Knowledge of learning outcomes and reporting required.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and manage multiple and changing priorities while providing excellent customer service.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Ability to deal with challenging student situations in relation to selective admissions programs and student success in these rigorous programs.
  • Regular attendance is a requirement of this job.

All employees must comply with college's COVID-19 vaccination or testing requirement, regardless of telework status. In instances where employees fail to comply, supervisors will be notified, as failure to comply is a violation of the employee code of conduct. Progressive disciplinary action will be taken, including verbal and written warnings, and up to and including suspension and termination.

Hours Per Week: 25 hours a week
Work Schedule: Five hour shifts during 8:30am-5pm, adjustment to schedule for one evening per week, some Saturdays during peak enrollment period
Compensation: $28.76/hr
Grade: 13
FLSA Status: Exempt
Open Until Filled
Best Consideration: April 18, 2022

*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.

Application Instructions:

HCC is interested in all qualified applicants who are eligible to work in the United States. However, HCC will generally not sponsor applicants for work visas. Only employees living in states contiguous to Maryland are eligible to work at HCC to include Virginia, West Virginia, Washington DC, Pennsylvania. Candidates must live in the commutable area or willing to relocate at their own expense if offered the position because HCC does not offer relocation benefits.

Please submit the following:

  1. Completed Application (Candidates will be evaluated on completing the college's application in full)
  2. Resume
  3. Cover Letter


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