Academic Advising Specialist
Academic Advising Specialist

Job Purpose
The Nursing Department at Towson University is accepting applications for an Academic Advising Specialist to provide academic advisement to Degree Completion nursing students. Responsible for counseling related to course progression and graduation. Participate in student recruitment and orientation events and assist in management of a student database.

Advise 200-300 degree completion nursing students. Assist advisees in the understanding of their academic plan of study. File a degree completion plan for all advisees. Revise degree completion plans as needed. Support students in the course registration process. Counsel students in department and university policies and procedures. Monitor advisees on a leave of absence and/or inactive in the option. Make appropriate referrals to campus resources such as tutoring, financial aid, scholarships, etc. Interact with students through face-to-face meetings, phone, email and WebEx/Skype sessions. Provide marketing support by attending recruitment/marketing events for prospective degree completion students (ATB, RN-BS). Coordinate and lead orientation programs for incoming advisees. Maintain accurate advisee information in a nursing student database. Report changes in students’ academic status and progression. Assist with graduation clearance of degree completion students. Participate in department, university and/or partner school meetings. Provide coverage in nursing admissions and advising office as needed. Engage in other activities to maintain high quality student advising.

Bachelor's degree and two years of experience in an educational setting with previous advising or student-related experience. Effective organizational and management skills that allow for coordinating complex activities. Strong communication skills that facilitate working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and community partners. Proficient knowledge of computer software programs including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, WebEx, Skype, Blackboard, and website management. Travel required for open houses, information sessions, and advising (off site).

Master's degree with counseling and/or higher education experience. Prior experience with supervising students or employees.

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

Salary and Benefits
Competitive salary and a contract that offers annual leave, holidays, sick days, and tuition remission. Contractual employees scheduled to work 30 or more hours per week may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage. The position is contingent on funds being available at time of hire. To learn more about our benefits, click here.

This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days. Cover letter and resume are requested, but not required.

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Office of Human Resources
8000 York Road
Towson, Maryland

Towson University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to:

Towson University is a smoke-free campus.

Additional Information
Position Type: Employee
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Contact Information
Bonnie Yourik
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, 21252