FT Academic Professional - Academic Advisor

Lansing, Michigan
Pay Based on FT Salary Schedule
Oct 11, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Academic Advising
Institution Type
Community College

The Academic & Career Advisor reports to the Associate Dean of Academic and Career Pathways and provides direct student support in the development, progression and completion of their educational and career goals by providing academic and career advising as well as transfer advising.  The incumbent will provide direct student support in the development, progression and completion of students’ educational and career goals by providing academic, career and transfer advising.  Support student success and goal completion by creating an Educational Development Plan (EDP) with each student.  Coordinate programming and related activities for a specific advising cohort group by working closely with academic programs, student service departments and/or transfer institutions.  Listen and respond to student needs and direct them to other wrap around services such as tutoring, counseling, financial aid, etc.  Assist students with the development of career awareness and career planning resources. Support overall campus programs such as orientation, transfer and other related campus events.  Duties may include evenings, occasional Saturdays, and work at extension centers and various off campus locations.


Master’s Degree required from a regionally accredited institution of higher education required.

Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills are required.

Career advising credential required or willingness to obtain credential within 18 months of hire.

Ability to work in an ever-changing, fast-paced, team oriented environment required.


Two years of higher education academic advising experience strongly preferred.

Experience working with at-risk and multicultural populations preferred.

Experience in teaching, training and facilitating groups is preferred.

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