Academic Advisor

Maryland, United States
12 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
12 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD 
Starting Salary Range: $51,975-$71,497
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus 
Department name: 10001381-Public Health 
Personnel area: School of Arts & Sciences

General summary/purpose:

The Undergraduate Program in Public Health Studies (PHS) seeks an Academic Advisor. The PHS program is based on an interdisciplinary partnership between the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences (KSAS) and the Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH).  Students take undergraduate courses on the Homewood campus during their first three years and graduate coursework at JHSPH during their senior year.  Because a majority of PHS faculty have primary appointments at JHSPH, the PHS advising team on the Homewood campus provides long-term, individualized support to each student.  

Specific duties & responsibilities:

The Academic Advisor serves as a main resource for PHS majors regarding all aspects of the PHS Program in order to help students set and achieve academic goals.  Primary responsibilities of the Academic Advisor include:

  • Provide guidance on meeting graduation requirements, course selection, and registration.
  • Coordinate the graduation clearance process with the Registrar’s Office, and the KSAS Office of Academic Advising.
  • Assist students with career preparation, including pre-professional requirements (e.g., prerequisites for medical school), graduate and professional school application processes, internship and job searching, resume and essay/cover letter writing, and interviewing.
  • Informally advise undergraduates outside of the PHS major who are interested in public health as a career or an academic concentration.

Additionally, the Academic Advisor will support the PHS Program by:

  • Teaching one class per year (new or existing courses), as needed.
  • Supervising undergraduate internships and independent studies.
  • Serving on academic committees (standing or ad hoc).
  • Participating in program review and strategic planning processes.
  • Assisting with publication of the undergraduate handbook and catalog.
  • Facilitating the coordination of course schedules.
  • Advising student groups and organizing events.
  • Communicating with students, faculty, and administrators from KSAS and JHSPH, as well as alumni and community partners.
  • Participating in recruitment events and open houses, interacting with prospective students.
  • Representing the University at meetings and conferences.

Minimum qualifications (mandatory):

  • Minimum of a Master's degree in public health or a related field. 
  • Minimum of two years of related experience required.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Doctorate (PhD or equivalent) preferred. 
  • Prior experience teaching and advising students at the university level preferred.

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Strong interpersonal skills, proven ability to listen, guide, and motivate others.
  • Commitment to inclusivity, respect for individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Team orientation.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and an ability to display information visually.
  • Experience conducting workshops or giving presentations.
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize large amounts of information.
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to balance multiple responsibilities.
  • Attention to detail.

Technical qualifications or specialized certifications:

  • Proficiency in using word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software applications (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint).

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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