Specialist - Advisor-Fixed Term

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Position Summary

This position will work closely with MSUCOM Office of Academic and Career Guidance and Office of Personal Counseling/Health Promotion to serve osteopathic medical students at any/all stages in the 4-year D.O. curriculum under a care team model.  The position will provide advising and counseling resources to medical students at the COM Macomb University Center site in Clinton Township, as well as those completing clinical rotations at nearby hospitals. Performance of the job will entail becoming familiar with the MSUCOM osteopathic medicine curriculum, policies and procedures; the MSU Statewide Campus System; specialty selection and the residency application process.  The Specialist will maintain a regular schedule of availability to meet with students by appointment or on a drop-in basis at the Macomb University Center site.  Additional interactions with students may take place via telephone or email.  The Specialist will balance defined processes with an individualized approach to help students identify performance obstacles and strategies to improve their learning outcomes; and will monitor student performance at the site and initiate contact with students in academic difficult.  Collaboration with course faculty, site administration, Personal Counseling and Academic and Career Guidance staff at all three MSUCOM sites, including East Lansing, is expected.  Additionally, the Specialist may assist with office quality assurance and improvement programs; promoting student awareness of available resources and avenues of support; documenting advising sessions; participating in assigned meetings; and other duties as assigned.

Required Degree

Masters -Education, Educational Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, Nursing, Communications and/or Natural Science

Desired Degree


Minimum Requirements

The successful candidate must have at least a Master’s degree in a relevant field such as Education, Educational Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, Nursing, Communications and/or Natural Science.  Three to five years of experience in personal counseling and/or academic advising is desired.  Experience in working with professional students and/or in an academic healthcare setting is desired.  Other qualities include excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; public speaking/ presentation skills; and demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Required Application Materials

Letter of interest, resume/vita and three letters of reference 

Special Instructions

Review of applications begins April 6, 2018 and continues until filled.

This position is located at the COM Macomb University Center site in Clinton Twp, MI




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Posted: 3/23/2018
Application Due: 12/28/2018
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