The Undergraduate Programs and Advising Office in the Department of Psychology is seeking applicants for an Academic Advisor and Coordinator of Undergraduate Diversity Programs (12 months, 100% time, and in the continuing system). In addition to diversity programming, the advisor is responsible for academic advising for a shared caseload of about 1900 students.
Diversity programming responsibilities (approximately 20% of effort) will include:
Researching and implementing ways to support minoritized students through curriculum development and programming.
Supporting students through student group creation and tutoring connections.
Working with the Office of International Students and Scholars to create a seamless advising process and increase international student involvement in the major.
Creating mentorship programs that connect students to faculty and peers.
Participation in diversity committees at the department, college, and university levels.
Advising responsibilities (approximately 80% of effort) will include:
Holistic and proactive advising to assist students from 1st year through graduation.
Attendance at university, college, and department level trainings, meetings, and functions.
Supporting student success initiatives and assisting struggling and probationary students.
Participating in new student orientation sessions throughout the year for first year and transfer students.
Assisting the PSY internship program through placement exploration, course development and management, student recruitment, resume and orientation workshops, and course teaching.
Coordinating and planning programs that enrich the student experience such as graduate school events, career exploration workshops, tutoring programs, time management, resume building, and many others.
Using information technology to support students including MSU’s advising and student information systems, University/College/Department websites, Microsoft Office and Teams, Google Docs, and Zoom.
Conducting degree audits for graduating seniors, maintains accurate records and monitors student progress on a regular basis.
Participating with the PSY scholarship committee and other committee work as assigned.
Consultation with psychology administrators and advisors when issues arise to keep communication open.
Participating as a team player and desires to be in a fast-paced and high-energy environment where the goal is to support students in every way we can.
Contributing to a supportive and inclusive environment where all students and colleagues feel respected, valued, and supported.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.
Masters -student affairs administration, psychology, counseling, or other related field
Masters degree in student affairs administration, psychology, counseling, or other related field at the time of appointment.
Ability to work independently while functioning as a member of a team.
Excellent interpersonal and written communication, public speaking, and presentation skills.
The ability to retain a high volume of programmatic, academic, college, and university related information while having that ability to critically think through complex situations.
Knowledge of (or ability to learn quickly) University, College, and Psychology academic policies and procedures.
Strong time management skills with the ability to prioritize tasks and monitor deadlines in a fast-paced setting.
Ability to use new and existing technologies to manage data and communicate with students including working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite and social media platforms.
Ability to develop trust, rapport, and positive working relationships with diverse students, staff, and faculty.
Experience working in a college academic setting preferred.
Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.
Academic advising and teaching experience preferred.
Required Application Materials
Cover letter outlining your interest in, and preparation for, the position.
A one-page written statement outlining your experience and commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and how those experiences and commitments would impact your work as a Psychology Academic Advisor and Coordinator of Diversity Programs.
Name and contact information for three professional references.
Questions about the application process should be directed to the Search Coordinator, Erin Laudenslager, at email@example.com. Questions about the position can be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Brent Donnellan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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