Advising adverse group of students who are from the Detroit metropolitan area with various perspective majors. The successful candidate will work in a collaborative setting with Neighborhood Directors, academic, residential and student affairs staff, student success coaches, health clinicians, enrollment services, and other Neighborhood and campus partners. The DPS Advisor will also work in a highly collaborative manner with the Offices of Admissions and Financial Aid.
Advising responsibilities include: course planning and registration, early warning outreach, major and career exploration, probation conferences, campus and local referrals, institutional navigation, academic orientation, data collection and analysis, and study abroad. Understand, interpret, and implement academic policies and procedures.
Use digital systems (e.g., Electronic Student Academic Folder(ESAF), EAB Student Success Dashboard, Degree Navigator, SIS) to initiate and facilitate advising interactions, maintain confidential records, enter information about students, and respond to referrals from others to support student success. Create data driven initiatives to support student success.
Participate in planning and implementing Neighborhood and campus-wide initiatives to promote student success (e.g., Marathon of Majors, Neighborhood Academic Engagement Programs, population-specific outreach) as well as DPS specific programming, recruitment and marketing. Facilitate a section of an undergraduate student success seminar, as needed. Lead training and professional presentations.
Master's degree or evidence of advanced work leading to a master's or terminal degree.
Previous experience in an academic environment.
Commitment to undergraduate student success and possess and ability to understand student development, retention and work with student learning outcomes.
Understanding of intercultural dynamics that impact student success.
Excellent communication skills; including an ability to work diplomatically and effectively with campus partners.
Demonstrated commitment toward students with marginalized and intersecting identities related to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic class, ability, and first-generation status.
Ability to access, understand, and interpret data from multiple sources to facilitate advising interactions and promote student success through pro-active and innovative advising practices.
Ability to use data to evaluate individual and group efforts to promote student success through academic advising.
Computer literacy including Microsoft.
Experience working with student admissions, retention and/or enrollment management.
Experience with online student success platforms.
Teaching experience with secondary or post-secondary students.
Prior advising experience.
Experience with data collection and visualization.
Proficiency with Google Apps.
Experience implementing strategic initiatives to support the academic success of minoritized populations.
Required Application Materials
Please submit Cover letter and CV to the attention of: Dr. GenyneL. Royal (Committee chair)
For more information please contact Angela Sorrells Jones at 517-432-1581
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