Specialist-Advisor, Provost - VP for Academic Affairs

East Lansing, MI
Apr 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Michigan State University has been working to advance the common good with uncommon will for more than 150 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU focuses its vast resources and collaborative power on creating solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges, while providing life-changing opportunities to a vibrant and diverse community of students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.

Posting Number: 5214

Internal Posting Date: 04-04-2017

Internal Closing Date: 04-25-2017

External Closing Date: 04-25-2017

Review of Applications begins on:

Job Title: Specialist-Advisor

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Multiple Position Numbers:

Multiple Position Numbers: No

Major Administrative Unit/College: Provost - VP for Academic Affairs


Position Employee Group: Fixed Term Academic Staff-FAS

Appointment Basis: Annual Year, 12 months

Appointment Status: Fixed Term Academic Staff

Employment %: 100%


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Varied Work Hours (if applicable):

Limited Term/Flexible Appointment/Off-Date Information:

Faculty: Salary Range Support Staff: Pay Minimum Salary Commensurate with Experience

If flex, dates of annual flex leave:

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Position Summary: The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is looking for an academic coordinator to enhance student-athletes connection to MSU faculty and college advising offices. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: Plan and coordinate academic support for assigned student-athletes participating in 3-5 Olympic Sports to provide opportunities to maximize their use of University academic support resources; Provide ongoing academic counseling, Big Ten Conference and NCAA continuing eligibility education and monitoring; Maintain regular contact with student-athletes, coaches and university staff; Develop and maintain a collegial relationship with MSU faculty and staff and instruct student-athletes on how to use SASS and campus academic support resources; Assign tutorial support and monitoring assigned student-athletes; Monitor course performance through inspection of professor progress reports and report appropriate information to coaches; Provide informational orientations to prospective MSU student-athletes; Manage case load written files, particularly documentation of course load planning and academic support rendered by SASS; Assist the Director of Student-Athlete Development; Other duties as assigned by the Director of Student-Athlete Support Services.

Faculty: Minimum Qualifications Support Staff: Minimum Requirements Master's degree in Counseling, College Student Personnel, Education, or related field required. A minimum of 2 years working in a Division I Intercollegiate Athletics program required. Working knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations required. Candidate must have proven attention to detail (particularly with regard to maintaining accurate documentation concerning steps taken to assist student-athletes with resolving academic issues, and advice given to make progress toward an undergraduate degree at MSU) and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Working knowledge of computer technology designed for word processing and database management. Must be available to work evenings and weekends when necessary.

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Desired Qualifications: Experience successfully providing academic support to collegiate student-athletes is preferred.

Summary of Health Risks and Physical Demands (if applicable):

Required Applicant Documents: Resume/CV
Cover Letter

Optional Applicant Documents: Other Document

Number of Reference Letters Required: No letters required

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Department Website Address: www.msuspartans.com

Name/Title/Email Address of Search Committee Chair: Todd Edwards/Director - Academic Services/edwar325@sass.msu.edu

If flex, dates of annual flex leave:

If flexible appointment, indicate end date of annual flex leave:

If flex, number of months worked per year:

Web Address for Posting: jobs.msu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=70304

Union Affiliation: Non Union

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.


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