Advising/Counseling, Education/Training, Other Staff/Administrative, Staff/Administrative
The Academic Advisor position at Towson University provides effective academic advising and educational assistance to a variety of student populations including First-Year Experience students, students transferring to TU, students who are deciding on a major, and students who are in academic difficulty and need additional support.
The Academic Advisor provides appropriate and effective academic advising to an assigned caseload of freshmen and second-year students in one-to-one, small group, and online formats; provide academic advising services to students on academic alert, academic warning, and academic probation; enroll freshman students for their first semester of coursework at TU which includes a substantial time commitments during Freshman Orientation in June and July; provide academic advising to students and support to academic departments during the Transfer Orientation Program in June, July, August, and January; serve as liaison between the Academic Advising Center and at least two campus partner departments; and participate in professional development activities to strengthen knowledge, skills, and competencies related to academic advising.
Bachelor's Degree and two years of relevant experience advising students in a college or university setting. The selected candidate must have excellent skills in speaking, listening, and writing; ability to exercise sound professional judgment in relation to dealing with students and colleagues; fundamental knowledge of student development models; working knowledge of student services and programs in higher education; and strong computer skills. A strong background in advising software, predictive analytics technology and social media is preferred.
A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.
Salary and Benefits Competitive salary and full University benefits that include 22 days of annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission.. To learn more about our benefits, click here. This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days. Cover letter and resume are required.
Internal Number: 2000003P
About Towson University
The largest comprehensive university in the Baltimore area, Towson University is nationally recognized for its excellent programs in the arts and sciences, communications, business, health professions, education, fine arts and computer information systems. Located in suburban Towson, eight miles north of Baltimore, our beautifully landscaped, 328-acre setting offers a pleasant environment for study and a diverse campus life, as well as easy access to a wealth of university and community resources. Towson University's educational experience branches out to off-campus locations throughout Maryland, including a number of online options. Our many interdisciplinary partnerships with public and private organizations throughout Maryland provide opportunities for research, internships and jobs. Towson University is a founding member of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU).