Specialist – Advisor-Continuing – East Lansing, MI

Specialist – Advisor-Continuing

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI


Position Summary

The Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University seeks a collaborative and strategic professional to serve as an Academic Specialist-Advisor (12-month, 100% time, continuing-term) in Undergraduate Academic Services (UAS) The Assistant Director for Academic Orientation will provide leadership for Broad Academic Orientation; be an integral part in supporting the execution of several undergraduate admission pathways; assist in the oversight of the Undergraduate Academic Services unit; be responsible for supervising 2-3 professional full-time academic advisors; and participate in day-to-day academic advising services. The successful candidate will work with a team of advisors in the Colleges 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 student success and retention; participation in prospective student programming and events; attending meetings at the department, college, and university level; degree clearance; and may include facilitation of a one-credit freshman seminar emphasizing transition to college during the fall semester. The position will interface regularly with faculty and academic professionals throughout the College and across campus. For more information about Undergraduate Academic Services, please visit www.uas.broad.msu.edu

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, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Masters -Education, Counseling, or related field

Minimum Requirements

Well prepared candidates will demonstrate:

A minimum of 5 years of work experience in supporting undergraduate students in an advising or comparable capacity

Must be able to interpret and implement academic policies and procedures; demonstrated competency in the use of current technology.

Excellent communication (spoken and written), organizational, interpersonal and decision-making skills required.

Evidence of contributions to cross-cultural understanding/sensitivity and commitment to diversity.

Evidence of successful & maintained positive collaborations with multiple stakeholders around issues related to advising and student success.

Desired Qualifications

Supervisory and/or leadership experience

Familiarity with MSUs software and advising systems (Campus Solutions, ESAF, D2L, and Degree Clearance).

Facilitation and presentation experience.

Commitment to helping others, tolerance for ambiguity, and sense of perspective.

High personal accountability

Required Application Materials

Qualified applicants should include:

CV/Resume Cover Letter expressing why you are interested in the position

3 Professional References

Together-we-will Statement

The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: https://msu.edu/together-we-will/

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Remote Work Statement

MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.



MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.


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