About Baltimore City Community College
Founded in 1947, Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) is a comprehensive, urban institution accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The College’s campus is located in West Baltimore; the institution also has several satellite locations throughout the city. With its broad range of degree and certificate programs, affordable tuition, and extensive outreach, BCCC offers educational opportunities to the citizens of Baltimore City and throughout the state of Maryland. BCCC serves nearly 14,000* students annually, providing credits that transfer to four-year colleges and universities as well as workforce training leading directly to job placement. The College is proud of the fact that nearly 90** nations are represented within the student body.

* Based on annual unduplicated credit and non-credit headcount for FY 2018.
**Based on fall 2018 credit enrollment.

Requisition Number: 2022-086
Posting Start Date: 5/4/2022
City: Baltimore
State: MD
Minimum Education: Bachelors
Additional Documentation: YES
Compensation: Commensurate with Experience

Special Programs Advisor

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Description/Job Summary

Under supervision of the Director of Special Programs, the Special Programs Advisor commits to advising students for the Office of Special Programs not limited to the Mayor’s Scholars Program, Granville T. Woods Scholars Program, Near-Completers, and program grants.  The advisor supports students as they learn about academic expectations and requirements, successful learning strategies, management of personal resources, and navigating college systems.  In addition, the special programs advisor develops and implements co-curricular programs and events that engage students and support their abilities to clarify career and/or transfer goals. The advisor provides support for academic advising, career literacy, academic progress, holistic development, and student engagement


  • Provides academic, career, and transfer advising to special population students;
  • Builds rapport with students, setting and reinforcing student expectations;
  • Provides academic coaching to students who run into obstacles on their path to program completion;
  • Assists students with understanding ACCUPLACER results/Multiple Measures;
  • Assists students with course credit transfer reviews and the review of educational plans;
  • Works collaboratively across the college to support students in the career pathways;
  • Assists students with understanding degree completion requirements, course registration, and schedules;
  • Promotes student engagement and college completion behaviors by connecting students to appropriate resources and activities.
  • Develops educational plans with students and monitors advising milestone progress, academic status, and progress towards graduation to include satisfactory academic progress (SAP) appeals;
  • Documents advising meetings in collaboration with established Student Success Center processes;
  • Completes exit interviews for students who are withdrawing from the college;
  • Participates in college wide projects;
  • Supports the implementation of programs and retention services focused on integrating career literacy outcomes and college completion planning for the entire student body;
  • Engages in outreach to promote special programs and career literacy
  • Serves on institution wide committees and engages in professional development activities focused program objectives
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field such as education, counseling, or academic field directly related to this role.
  • Minimum of one year experience as an academic advisor or related academic functions within higher education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in a relevant field (counseling, psychology, higher education administration, etc.); demonstrated experience as an academic advisor and an understanding of developmental and prescriptive advising practices; and strong presentation skills. Experience responding to a variety of internal and external constituencies; experience interpreting policies and making decisions independently; experience using Banner ERP, Colleague, or similar software.
  • Bilingual (English - Spanish) communication skills.
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BCCC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law.

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For more information, view the EEO is the Law Poster and Pay Transparency Statement.