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Frostburg State University, Center for Academic Advising and Retention, seeks applications for full-time, 12-month exempt Academic Counselor positions in a comprehensive academic support system. Salary commensurate with experience and includes University System of Maryland benefits package.
Responsibilities: Reporting to the Director of Freshmen Advising and Retention, provide academic advising services and monitor student progress. Advise students about academic requirements and course selection; review placement and standardized tests, unofficial transcripts, and course prerequisites; interpret degree audits, monitor course registrations, and work with students to resolve issues; act as a student advocate when appropriate. Support Freshman Progress Survey and Beacon early alert systems; meet with students in jeopardy, counsel on goal-setting and academic recovery, and refer to support services. Coordinate the Peer Mentor Program; assist with freshmen orientation course preparation, faculty training, presentations, and assessment. Distribute advising policies and procedures; serve as a resource for academic departments and other offices, advisors, and services; participate in advisor training. Understand FERPA regulations and stay current on institutional policies, procedures, practices, and student information systems. Assist with planning, implementation, and evaluation of student retention initiatives and outreach projects.
Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in Education, Psychology, Guidance and Counseling, Student Affairs, or related field. Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to effectively interact with a diverse group of individuals.
Preferred Qualifications. At least one year of experience providing academic support to diverse populations of college students or working in an advising or retention role at the college level. Experience with technologies used to support student success.
Other: Any combination of training and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a master’s degree in a related field and progressively responsible related work experience may be considered.
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