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Student Recruitment/Academic Advising Specialist
Title:Student Recruitment/Academic Advising Specialist
Location:Van Ness

Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: Open To The Public 

Position Status: Full-Time, Regular

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: DS0058/ 7

Salary Range:  Salary commensurate with experience up to $70,391

Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

Location: 4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

Brief Description of Duties



The Student Recruitment/Academic Advising Specialist for CAUSES reports directly to the Associate Dean and is responsible for recruitment, advising, and enrollment into the Registered Nurse Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) program.  The incumbent represents the nursing program to targeted constituencies to develop, grow, and sustain relationships with identified partners within the institution and community. Incumbent will serve as an academic advisor in the nursing program, to help streamline and advance the nursing program student enrollment with the goal of increasing admissions to the nursing program each academic semester.


The incumbent will work closely and cooperatively with the Dean, Associate Dean, Directors, and staff.  Incumbent must be creative and progressive, a team player, work effectively and efficiently, perform duties with independence, initiative, and reliability, work well under the pressure of deadlines and be familiar with or become familiar with the regulations, policies and procedures as established by the University, District of Columbia Government, ACEN, and other accrediting agency associated with nursing.                                                                                                                                                 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:                                                                         


  • Act as the Liaison between the University and the NursingCAS system and aid students to navigate the NursingCAS and Castle Branch systems or similar recruitment and retention platforms.
  • Serves as the point of contact for internal coordination of the college RN-BSN nursing online student recruitment and enrollment management goals using specific knowledge gained from the university of admission, registration criteria, financial aid, and/or scholarship information and deadlines.
  • Develops, coordinates, and implements recruitment and retention strategies for the nursing program that specifically targets the registered nurse with an Associate degree.
  • Provides career and academic counseling, planning, and advising to potential RN-BSN nursing students using specific knowledge on the university and college educational programs and degree options.
  • Develops and maintains partnerships and/or affiliate agreements between the college and local schools/colleges, alumni networks, faculty, community partners, and other identified groups.
  • Participates in national and local college recruitment opportunities for nursing, conferences, and related outreach events; coordinates even-specific organizational aspects, promotional materials, and information from the college programs.
  • Prepares accurate, timely, clear, quality reports on nursing student admission, advising, registration, and recruitment efforts.
  • Reviews student admission packets and prepare for the faculty admission committee.
  • Prepares accepted student notification and information packets; organizes new student orientation; maintains and updates admitted student data through enrollment.
  • Other duties as assigned within the scope of the incumbent’s duty.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in the Sciences or Humanities or in a related field.
  • Experience in advising and recruitment; or any satisfactory combination of experience.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to interact effectively with students of various ages, abilities, and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Two (2) years of relevant experience.

Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is not part of the collective bargaining unit.  

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, place of residence or business,  or status as a covered veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and Federal statutes and regulations. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act.  In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act.  Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated.  Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference:  Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Visa Sponsorship: At this time, the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g. H-1B). This position is also ineligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Residency Preference: A person applying for a position who is a bona fide District resident at the time of application for the position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected, the person shall be required to present no less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain such residency for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the 7-year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation.  The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia.  The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Talent Management only.

Contact Information:  All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Talent Management at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: .

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