Specialist - Advisor-Fixed Term

Apr 26, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Academic Advising
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Summary

The College of Communication Arts and Sciences seeks to hire an Advising Specialist to work with undergraduate students through the Communication Arts and Sciences Academic and Student Affairs Office.   The position will assist with academic advising, course selection, connecting students with campus and local academic resources and use of technological applications to assist students in developing their academic plan. 


Mission Statement for Communication Arts and Sciences Academic and Student Affairs Office:

Academic Advisors are student-centered professionals who listen to, challenge, suggest, empower, and refer members of the MSU community and its extended partners to foster a diverse and successful educational experience at Michigan State University. 


Position Overview:

  • To provide academic advising and guidance to undergraduate students enrolled as majors and major preferences in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences. 


Required Degree

Amended:  Bachelor's - student affairs, academic advising, etc.

Minimum Requirements
  • Amended:  Bachelor's degree in College Student Personnel or related field. Previous experience in an academic environment.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with a high level of tact, empathy and diplomacy.

  • Ability to work diplomatically and effectively with faculty, staff, and students, and to use sound judgment.

  • Detail oriented with outstanding organizational, problem solving and multi-tasking skills.

  • Proficient computer skills are required in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.


Desired Qualifications
  •  2-4 years of advising experience preferred. 
Required Application Materials

Cover letter explaining interest and qualifications in position and resume/cv.

Special Instructions

Application materials should include names of three references with titles, email addresses, and business/cell home numbers.

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