The Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University is seeking applicants for an academic advisor (12-month, 100% time, fixed-term) position. The position is initially for one year, renewable annually based on performance and funding.
The successful candidate will work with a team of advisors in the College’s office of Undergraduate Academic Services (UAS) to provide academic advising services to prospective students, undergraduate business-preference, and business students (domestic and international) including academic program planning, education abroad, career development, undergraduate research, graduate study, and related topics. Responsibilities will also include participation in the development and implementation of activities/projects related to recruitment and student success; attending meetings at the department, college, and university level; participating in all New Student Orientation (NSO); degree certification; and may include facilitation of a one credit freshman seminar emphasizing transition to college during the fall semester.
UAS advisors can expect to complement their day to day academic advising role with retention and success administrative lead responsibilities. UAS distributes unit responsibilities based on advisor interest, strengths, and professional development opportunities. These responsibilities may include lead administration & communication for Broad majors/minors, orientation initiatives, scholarships, undergraduate research, programming, admissions support, commencement, and other projects or initiatives.
The position will interface regularly with faculty and academic professionals throughout the College and across campus.
Well prepared candidates will demonstrate:
At least one year of work experience in supporting undergraduate students in an advising or comparable capacity.
Must be able to interpret and implement academic policies and procedures; demonstrate competency in the use of current technology.
Excellent communication (spoken and written), organizational, interpersonal and decision-making skills.
Cross-cultural understanding/sensitivity and commitment to diversity.
Ability to maintain positive relationships with multiple stakeholders.
Commitment to helping others, tolerance for ambiguity, and sense of perspective.
High personal accountability.
Master’s degree in higher education, counseling, communication, or business.
Familiarity with MSU’s software and advising systems (SIS, ESAF, D2L, and Degree Navigator).
Facilitation and teaching experience.
Required Application Materials
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