A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
The Stamps School of Art & Design seeks a motivated individual to join a professional advising team dedicated to supporting and empowering student success. Duties of the Academic Advisor include monitoring student academic progress and assisting students in making appropriate educational choices and decisions; counseling students on academic programs and policies; participating in information sessions and orientations; and assisting in the implementation of a range of administrative functions in support of the Smucker Wagstaff Academic Programs Center (SWAPC).
Successful candidates for this entry-level position will have a passion to support student success and an appetite to gain a range of experience applicable to multiple career paths. The selected candidate will be self-motivated, organized, and responsive to training and feedback.
Serves as the primary advisor to a group of assigned undergraduate students, meeting regularly with them and documenting their progress through the curriculum
Provides assistance to students to ensure their academic, personal and professional success, following undergraduate advising best practices and the developmental advising structure used at Stamps
Advises students on individual academic goals, utilizing Stamps’ open curriculum to realize those goals, course selection, scheduling and graduation requirements
Provides accurate information about Stamps procedures, policies, resources, programs, and curriculum, and serves as an informed resource for students
Refers students experiencing academic or personal difficulty to the appropriate resources and follows up on those referrals, and when necessary, communicates with faculty to support student success
Participates in registration-related tasks and processes, such as issuing course overrides
Manages advising-related projects as assigned by Director of Advising
Staffs cross-campus and minor information sessions
Participates in all aspects of the academic life of the school: undergraduate orientation, sophomore review preparation, preparation for the international experience, and graduation
Bachelor’s degree in art, design or comparable area of study.
Minimum of 1 year relevant work experience, preferably in teaching, mentoring or advising undergraduates.
Strong writing and verbal communications skills, with excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Desire and ability to work with diverse constituencies.
Ability to work independently as well as within a team and exercise judgement; respect for confidentiality and discretion a must.
Demonstrated ability to set priorities and meet/negotiate deadlines in a fast-paced and highly creative environment.
Ability to contribute to the School’s diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, particularly efforts that are student-centered.
Master’s degree in a relevant discipline
Familiarity with the curriculum and aim of Stamps School programs.
Familiarity with current art and design practices, trends and art history.
Active creative practice as a designer or visual artist. Applicants are encouraged to include a portfolio link in their cover letter or resume.
Familiarity with UM’s administrative information systems or comparable information system.
Director of Advising
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Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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