Specialist - Advisor-Fixed Term

Location
East Lansing MI, MI
Posted
Feb 08, 2018
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 jointly in ComArtSci Academic and Student Affairs and ComArtSci Career Center. The position will assist with academic advising, which includes course selection and connecting students with campus and local academic resources; use of technological applications and social media to assist students;  experiential learning activities; recruitment; persistence and retention issues; as well as assisting with career advising, which includes programming and event implementation as well as facilitating and interpreting career assessments.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:  Career Services

  • Collaborates with faculty and colleagues to deliver comprehensive academic advising and career services for the College of Communication Arts and Sciences.
  • Develops career exploration and foundation programming.
  • Develops, conducts and evaluates field-relevant career readiness activities that may be delivered through technology, classes, career fairs, workshops/programs, outreach and other forums. This may include evening and weekend attendance.
  • Prepares written communications, reports, and multi-media materials for distribution to constituents and stakeholders.
  • Helps identify potential internship and experiential learning opportunities.
  • Collaborates with Career Services team to execute and evaluate Summer Experience Survey and Destination Survey.
  • Manages collaborative newsletter between academic affairs and career services for the college.
  • Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities: Academic Advising

  • Assists students in the development of their Academic Program Plan by explaining course selection, internships, study abroad, minors, concentrations, and enrollment sequence options
  • Outlines university, college, and departmental curricular requirements to students
  • Conducts probation conferences with students in academic distress, and develops appropriate steps in conjunction with the student to reach good academic standing
  • Provides a listening ear and is able to make referrals to campus resources
  • Monitors student progress towards degree completion and assists students during annual enrollment
  • Meets with prospective students and their parents
  • Serves as a liaison to faculty, academic departments, and department chairs within the College
  • Required Degree

    Masters -Communication, Student Affairs or related

    Minimum Requirements

    A Master’s degree in communication, student affairs or a related field is required. Experience working with students in an academic advising capacity and on career-related topics; familiarity with career development, job search techniques, and employer hiring practices; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Required Application Materials

    Cover letter, CV, and three references

    Special Instructions

    Review of applications begins March 12, 2018 and will continue until filled. Applicants should submit the following materials: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) three references

    comartsci.msu.edu

     

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