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Student Services Assistant II

Employer
Michigan State University
Location
East Lansing
Closing date
Jul 22, 2021

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Job Details

Job no: 710807
Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 12
Major Administrative Unit / College: Vice Pres For Student Affairs & Services
Department: Office Of Cultural & Academic Transition 10053591
Sub Area: AP- Professionals
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Student Services/Student Affairs, Administrative Professionals- AP, Full Time (90-100%), Union
Position Summary

The Student Services Assistant for the Office of Cultural and Academic Transitions (OCAT) serves to provide first level supervision and advising to individual students, student groups and organizations to support their understanding, exploration and development of cultural identities. OCAT exists to enhance students’ experiences by engagement in issues related to academic transitions associated with culture, social class, geography, religion, race, gender and ethnicity. The coordinator will work to organize individuals as well as groups of students from diverse backgrounds to form meaningful interactions and support students in their navigation of cross-cultural encounters.

The person in this position should exemplify the Division’s quality standards and exhibit behaviors that are respectful, responsive and resourceful. All programs under the auspices of this position are designed to respond to the needs of students and the campus community in ways that are aligned with the University’s core values of quality, inclusiveness and connectivity.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing one or two years of post-bachelor degree work, such as a master's in administration or a behavioral science field; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in administration, program development and personnel development and training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications

Two years work experience in higher education or with marginalized student communities; experience working with cultural groups similar to Asian Pacific American Student Organization (APASO), Black Students’ Alliance (BSA), Culturas de las Razas Unidas (CRU) and North American Indigenous Student Organization (NAISO); have cultural knowledge of Indigenous/Native American communities; assist with planning, implementing and assessing events for the ICA -MRULE program; experience with student leadership development of college students; knowledge of national trends associated with diversity, equity, and inclusion and have a working knowledge of current trends in higher education; strong facilitation skills; ability to communicate effectively and positively, through oral and written modalities, with a wide range of constituencies (students, alumni, administrative officials); organizational skills that include effective planning, time management and multi-tasking.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Application Materials

Resume

3 references

Work Hours

STANDARD 8-5

Bidding eligibility ends on 06/15/2021 at 11:55 PM

Advertised: Jun 9, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Jul 22, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time

Organization

Working at Michigan State University 

Spartans work every day to advance the common good in uncommon ways.

Together, we tackle some of the world’s toughest problems to find solutions that make life better—from alternative energy to better food safety to breakthrough medical and environmental applications achieved through rare isotope research.

We teach. We explore and we discover. We collaborate and lead. We innovate, inspire, and empower. We achieve our potential and create circumstances that help our students and others achieve theirs.

We're good at it, and we've been at it for more than 150 years.

The nation’s pioneer land-grant university, MSU began as a bold experiment that democratized higher education and helped bring science and innovation into everyday life. The revolutionary concept became a model for the nation.

Today, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world—on one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the nation. Home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs, we’re a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.

In ways both practical and profound, we work to create a stronger, more sustainable, and more hopeful future for all.

Top Distinctions

U.S. News & World Report ranks MSU

  • 29th among the nation’s public universities
  • First in the nation for 19 years for graduate programs in elementary and secondary education
  • First in the nation for graduate programs in nuclear physics and industrial and organizational psychology
  • First in the nation for undergraduate program in supply chain

Recognized for 11 consecutive years as one of the top 100 universities in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in its annual Academic Ranking of World Universities

Ranks 46th among public universities for in-state students in Kiplinger’s 2013 edition of Best Values in Public Colleges

Silver rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s STARS program, which measures and encourages sustainability in education and research; operations; and planning, administration, and engagement

Member of the prestigious 62-member Association of American Universities

Only university in the country with on-campus medical schools graduating allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) physicians, and veterinarians (DVMs)

Among the largest single-campus residence hall system in the country with 27 halls in five neighborhoods and two apartment villages.

 

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