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              Academic Counselor

              Posting Details

              Posting Details

              Position Number: 1P0006
              Title: Graduate Assistant - McNair
              Functional Title: Academic Counselor
              Category Status: 04-Graduate Assistant
              Applicant Search Category: Graduate Assistant
              University Authorized FTE:
              Unit: UGST-Academic Achievement Programs
              Hiring Range Minimum:
              Hiring Range Maximum:
              Campus/College Information:

              Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

              Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

              The Academic Counselor is responsible for providing general administrative and operational assistance to the Associate Director in implementing activities and services in accordance with the McNair grant. Travel is an integral part of this position.
              For example, the Academic Counselor is responsible for:
              o Assisting with recruitment activities.
              o Assisting with planning and conducting workshops.
              o Advising students on graduate school preparation (e.g. admissions, financial aid, course selection etc.) and matters related to graduate school and doctoral study.
              o Maintaining accurate records on advising caseload, student attendance sheets for all activities, and other pertinent records that demonstrate student compliance with activities.
              o Assisting with planning for the Summer Research Institute.
              o Planning summer graduate school visits and related trips.
              o Assisting with organizing the summer closing banquet.
              o Designing appropriate forms to document and assess student performance.
              o Assisting with preparing annual performance reports.
              o Representing the program in the absence of the Associate Director.
              o Performing other administrative duties as assigned by the Associate Director and/or Director.

              Minimum Qualifications:

              Enrollment in a graduate program leading to a master’s degree in Counseling, Higher Education Administration or related fields is required. Excellent oral and written communication skills and genuine interest in student development are highly desirable attributes for this position.


              Enrollment in a doctoral program in Counseling, Higher Education Administration or related fields strongly preferred.
              Experience with conducting research preferred.

              Additional Certifications:
              Additional Information:
              Posting Date: 12/02/2019
              Closing Date: 12/13/2019
              Open Until Filled No
              Best Consideration Date
              Physical Demands
              Diversity Statement:

              The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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              Applicant Documents

              Required Documents
              1. Resume
              2. Cover Letter
              3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
              Optional Documents

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