Hagerstown Community College is pleased to announce that applications are currently being accepted for an Academic Advisor/Retention Specialist position.
The Academic Advisor/Retention Specialist works in direct relationship with the students, advising them in their course selection, making educational plans, and assisting them in the potential career and transfer possibilities while in the community college setting. The Academic Advisor/Retention Specialist is also the liaison to the Developmental Education Adult Literacy Services (DEALS) Division, and plays an active role in retention by serving on the Behavioral Intervention Team.
For more information on this position and to apply online, please visit https://jobs.hagerstowncc.edu/. In addition to the application, please also include a cover letter and resume. Recommendation letters are preferred.
Questions may be directed to the Human Resources Office at 240-500-2585 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Education and experience - Master's degree in Counseling or Social Work required. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience working with students in a higher education setting; knowledge and experience working with a student database system is essential (i.e. Datatel/WebNow).
Skills and abilities - Interpersonal skills to guide students in their academic decision-making; excellent organizational and planning skills in dealing with the career and transfer student population; advising and communication skills to deal effectively with students, faculty, staff, coaches, and community leaders; good computer skills, especially in the use of Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, Internet, and Email.
Additional Salary Information: Fringe benefits include medical insurance, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, tuition assistance, HCC tuition waiver, professional development, annual leave, sick leave, and holiday leave.
For the complete list of fringe benefits, please visit https://jobs.hagerstowncc.edu/.
Hagerstown Community College (HCC) was founded in 1946 as Maryland’s first community college. The College serves more than 6,000 credit students and 7,000 non-credit students each year and awards associate degrees, certificates and letters of recognition. HCC is located in scenic western Maryland on a 319-acre campus. The College has experienced strong growth over the last decade and has contin...ued to invest in upgrading facilities, from the construction of a brand new Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Building to a Performing and Visual Arts Education Center. Faculty members utilize state-of-the-art teaching tools and the Fletcher Faculty Development Center provides resources needed to support the college’s faculty members in improving and providing teaching excellence. Students have the opportunity to learn in sophisticated classrooms and laboratories and can gain supplemental instruction from the Learning Support Center. HCC is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and offers more than 100 programs of study available for university transfer, career preparation, or personal development, as well as non-credit continuing education courses, customized training programs and adult education. HCC employs approximately 800 individuals each year in full and part-time positions and has been able to maintain a talented and very student-centered faculty and staff team who are dedicated to helping students stay close and go far.