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Academic Advisor
Counseling, Adv & Ret Svcs - HCAR
Full-Time Staff

Who we are

If you want to join a values-driven organization that transforms the lives of students, Anne Arundel Community College is the place for you. We provide opportunity for faculty and staff to meet the needs of a diverse student body. Every move we make is done with the intention of helping our students achieve academic excellence and remain engaged with their educational goals. Innovation and creativity are at the center of what we do at AACC. We’re looking for forward-thinking individuals who are ready to thrive and grow with us to join our team.

 We have a great opportunity for you

We are looking for someone who gets excited about ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­advising. That’s right, academic advising! We also want someone who understands and supports equity and fairness in the workplace, and the positive impact those standards can have on an organization.

More specifically, Academic Advisors are responsible for assisting students in the development of educational, career and transfer plans through the assimilation of information from a variety of sources, course selection, interpretation of academic rules, regulations, policies and procedures, and intervention and referral to appropriate services and resources.  Academic advisors are expected to stay current with advising strategies and to employ a variety of strategies as they work to assist students in accomplishing their goals.  Academic advisors participate on advising teams and must regularly communicate with student groups and act as liaisons to AACC departments.  The goal of this position is to collaborate with other engagement and high impact practices on campus and increase retention and pathways to completion of all students. The advisor will participate in success strategies designed to eradicate achievement gaps, with an emphasis on equity, and sustained academic achievement. Last, the expectation for this position is for the advisor to support student academic and career momentum as they progress toward meaningful careers.

Each academic advisor has a few unique duties and responsibilities particular to the population of students to which they are assigned.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Anne Arundel Community College has acted - and continues to act - with the safety of our students, faculty and staff as the highest priority. All employees must attest to their vaccination status. Those who are not fully vaccinated may be required to submit proof of a current negative COVID test result weekly prior to reporting to work on campus. New employees must complete the Employee Vaccination Certification within three (3) business days of their start date.  Prospective or new employees may seek an accommodation for religious or medical reasons to both vaccination and testing.  More details to follow on the accommodation process.  Email questions to

Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its administrators, faculty, and staff members. The Student Success department in the Division of Learner Support Services seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to the college's excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, embrace concepts of equity and inclusiveness, and support the equal rights of all people by advancing the understanding and appreciation of differences including age, race, gender, ability, religious convictions, socio-economic status, ethnic heritage, or sexual orientation





What you will do in this role

Assist students in all phases of academic advising and career planning, and in the skills needed to develop an educational plan, leading to a guided pathway to completion. Evaluate records & provide detailed information on program requirements, transfer requirements, curriculum choice, course selection, registration procedures, AACC policies, procedures, rules & regulations.
Ensure that developmental students begin all required developmental course sequences and continue in that sequence to facilitate readiness for credit coursework and timely degree completion.
Maintain records and notes. 
Meet with students identified as at-risk to acquaint them with available college support services and resources, draft student success contracts for students who receive unsatisfactory interim grades or fail to make satisfactory academic progress, and make internal and external referrals as needed.
Assist students with petitions requesting exceptions to college policy, course substitutions, and readmission.
Provide outreach to classrooms and departments via success workshops tailored to the needs of the students.
Perform unique duties particular to the Field of Interest population of students assigned.
Use technology to view, sort, and monitor student caseloads, communicate and foster professional relationships with students, teach students about online services through MyAACC. 
Contribute to weekly, monthly and annual reports.
Attend staff meetings and training sessions.
Report concerns to the Assistant Directors and/or Dean.
Collaborate with colleagues in engagement and high impact practices such as new student orientation, the student success course, supplemental instruction, and tutoring to name a few.
Assist with identifying strategies to eradicate achievement gaps, with an emphasis on equity of outcomes.
Work in concert with other college departments and serve on committees.

What you will bring to this position

Master’s degree.

Minimum of one year of full time or two years of half-time academic advising experience in a centralized advising center. 

Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with all student groups, faculty, administrators, professional and support staff, and the public.

Working knowledge of student development theories.

Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills.

Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite.

Ability to master student information systems.

Ability to work 40 hours per week during operating hours at all AACC locations to meet the needs of students; evening and Saturday hours may be required as part of the weekly schedule.  Use of leave is restricted in January and August to accommodate peak registration periods.

Demonstrated ability to work collegially with a culturally diverse group of students, faculty, and staff on a daily basis.






And maybe a little of this too (our preference, but not required)

Academic advising experience in a Maryland community college working with transfer students.  

Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.



We love our benefits, and you will too!

AACC offers robust benefits such as generous paid leave (annual, sick, holiday, bereavement, spring and winter breaks), affordable health care plans, free dental and vision plans for full-time employees, Maryland State Pension System and/or other optional retirement plans that include employer contributions, disability leave, free AACC tuition for employees and eligible dependents, and tuition reimbursement for employees taking job-related courses at other institutions.  AACC also encourages a healthy work/life balance and offers a variety of wellness programs and free use of the gym. Staff and faculty enjoy free parking as well.

40 hours to include one night and occasional Saturdays
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Anne Arundel Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
As a condition of employment and in connection with your employment application process, Anne Arundel Community College shall conduct a background check on all candidates selected for employment. The information contained in such background reports shall be used for job relevant employment purposes. All offers of employment are contingent upon the favorable results of a background check screening.
While we appreciate your interest in employment with Anne Arundel Community College, we regret that we are unable to sponsor employment Visas for job applicants at this time.
College Statement on Diversity
Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) has responded to the needs of a diverse community for more than 50 years by offering high quality, affordable and accessible learning opportunities. Established in 1961, AACC is a fully-accredited, public two-year institution that offers national and regional studies that can lead to a degree or certificate, industry credential, transfer to a four-year institution, or career enhancement, personal enrichment and lifelong learning. AACC is committed to supporting and sustaining a diverse and inclusive educational environment with learning as our central mission. Diversity is not merely a goal but a value that is embedded throughout the institution in multiple areas including (but not limited to): learning, teaching, student development, institutional functioning, and engagement in partnerships with the local and global community.
•AACC is an equal opportunity employer who values the power of diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace.