Michigan State University Honors College invites applications for the position of Academic Specialist - Advisor. The position joins a team of advisors who advise and support a diverse population of high achieving undergraduate students in all disciplines.
Intensive student academic advising to track progress toward University degree requirements using online records systems. Must be comfortable interacting with these online systems, or learn them quickly, and share responsibility for recording individualized student programs for our approximately 4000 students. Consultation with faculty honors advisors and instructors in all departments; advising at Academic Orientation Program; interaction with academically-talented undergraduates in all disciplines; coordination of selected opportunities for honors students, such as seminars, international experiences, scholarships; providing intentional advising and wrap-around support services for specific populations of Honors College students (e.g. international students, under-represented minorities, and/or first generations students, etc.). Developing, implementing and supporting diversity and inclusion initiatives and programming within the college (e.g. Global Scholars Advisory Board, Mosaic, etc.); leadership or coordination of other programs-as assigned; some advising and recruiting activities involving evenings and weekends. Additionally, the position requires teaching. Potential offerings include seminars for first year students, student leadership courses and/or related content.
Masters -Higher Ed Admin. or College Student Personnel
MS/MA degree, with a natural science and/or engineering background. Absent the natural science/engineering background, an MS/MA and/or 2-3 years of academic advising experience may be considered. Experience advising high-ability college students coupled with the ability to liaise with advisors and instructors is preferred. Experience providing support services and coordinating co-curricular opportunities for undergraduates from diverse backgrounds. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, verbal/written presentation and computer skills; and experience with database management and interactive web applications.
Familiarity with MSU programs, curriculum, student academic policies, and procedures (including MSU’s Student Information System), or ability to learn them quickly is a plus.
Required Application Materials
Resume or CV, Cover letter and contact information for three (3) professional references. Include name, position, phone, email and U.S. mailing address.
Please include a cover letter expressing interest in the position.
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