La Plata, MD United States
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Director, Advising, Transfer and Career Services

College of Southern Maryland

Job Title: Director, Advising, Transfer and Career Services
Job Location: La Plata , MD
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Advising/counseling/support
Careers services & placement
Deans, directors, registrar
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2018-06-12
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Director, Advising, Transfer and Career Services

The College of Southern Maryland

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Job Description

The Director of Advisement and Career Services plays an integral role in CSM’s enrollment, retention, success and completion/transfer of students by developing, managing and supervising all aspects of advisement of students at CSM, including but not limited to academic advising, career services, and transfer services. The Director ensures students receive advising services necessary to achieve their educational and personal goals, remove barriers to their success, assist in transferring to another institution, and personal support in a manner easily accessible to all. In addition, the Director works cooperatively with all student services areas, and develops innovative resources to assist all advisors, career counselors, faculty, and student services staff in providing equitable services to all students at CSM. The Director supervises staff at all CSM locations.

The work schedule for this position is 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Flexibility is required.

When applying for this position, please be prepared to answer the following questions:

  • Please provide a specific example of a team-building activity you initiated in your current or previous role.
  • Have you advised students in a higher education setting? 
  • Have you used Starfish, Ellucian Student Planning or other similar software programs?
  • Do you enjoy using technology to assist students with advisement?

College of Southern Maryland conducts background checks in order to ensure the safety and well-being of the college's staff and students. The final candidate for this position will be subject to the following background checks: Criminal History Check.

Job Requirements

Required Skills

  • Master’s degree in related field of human development, education, or counseling
  • Five to seven years experience in academic advising, academic support or career services
  • Minimum three years of administrative or management experience that includes planning, budgeting, personnel selection, supervision and evaluation
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills in the areas of collaboration, team participation, creative problem-solving, conflict resolution, group planning, and decision-making processes
  • Demonstrated leadership in an advising, academic support, career services or related department within student services
  • Prior experience in a community college preferred
  • Strong analytical skills including data gathering, analysis, assessment and evaluation, and evidence based planning
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experienced in use of integrated data system

Information and Application Process Instructions

Please apply online at:

Once you have completed your application, please submit your transcripts via e-mail to (in one of the following formats: doc,xls,txt,rtf,pdf,gif,jpg,htm,html). Please do not send your resume to this e-mail address. Please submit your resume by clicking on the 'submit resume' button at the bottom of this screen. Please do not send the transcripts until AFTER you have submitted your resume.

College of Southern Maryland conducts background checks in order to ensure the safety and well-being of the college's staff and students. The final candidates for these positions will be subject to the following background checks: Criminal History Check.

When inquiring or applying for this job opening, please also reference

Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities at The College of Southern Maryland and at other institutions of higher education in the region on

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