Specialist - Advisor, Assistant Director for Graduate Recruitment & Programming

United States, North America
Jul 03, 2014

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Position Information

Posting Number: 9760

Internal Posting Date: 07-02-2014

Internal Closing Date: Open Until Filled

External Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Review of Applications begins on: 07-16-2014

Job Title: Specialist - Advisor

Position Title/Rank: Assistant Director for Graduate Recruitment & Programming

Multiple Position Numbers

Multiple Position Numbers No

Major Administrative Unit/College: College of Engineering

Primary Department: 10016256 ENGINEERING DEAN

Position Employee Group: Fixed Term Academic Staff-FAS

Appointment Basis: Annual Year, 12 months

Appointment Status: Fixed Term Academic Staff

Employment %: 50


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Faculty: Salary Range
Support Staff: Pay Minimum
Salary Commensurate with Experience

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Position Summary: The Assistant Director for Graduate Recruitment & Programming in the MSU College of Engineering will join a collaborative team in support of graduate recruiting and retention activities, including undergraduate research. This is a part-time position working with the Director for Graduate Initiatives and the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Faculty Development.

The Assistant Director will help develop, implement and refine recruitment processes and retention programs for engineering graduate students. Example tasks include developing and maintaining online and print materials, recruiting events, and prospect follow up. The Assistant Director will also advise current and prospective graduate students in both individual and small-group settings; develop and offer seminars and workshops; prepare application guidelines and sample materials; review students' application drafts; and provide individual feedback and advice. The Assistant Director will also help coordinate the application process for EnSURE (Engineering Summer Undergraduate Research Experience), help with EnSURE programming, and collaborate with other units to develop regional activities for undergraduate researchers.

The Assistant Director will help to develop and advise volunteer groups of engineering graduate students, and assist in planning and delivering graduate student retention activities. These activities include annual professional development and social/community events, as well as the Engineering Graduate Research Symposium. The Assistant Director will also help with graduate administrative matters, and with other duties as assigned.

This position includes occasional travel and evening/weekend activities.

Faculty: Minimum Qualifications
Support Staff: Minimum Requirements
A master's degree in counseling, student affairs, or an engineering discipline is required. The successful candidate will be detailed-oriented, self-motivated, enjoy working with students, possess strong communication skills (oral and written), and be capable of working both independently and collaboratively. along with at least five years of experience advising, mentoring and/or teaching college students from STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) majors. Experience with recruitment and retention, especially of women and students from populations historically underrepresented in STEM, is also required. Management and leadership skills are required, as demonstrated through successful leadership of teams and supervision of students, employees and/or volunteers.

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Desired Qualifications: Experience with event planning and marketing/promotion. Analytical skills are strongly desired, including experience managing information using databases and spreadsheets.

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Required Applicant Documents: Other Document

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Number of Reference Letters Required: See Special Instructions

Special Instructions to Applicants: Review of applications will begin on July 16th, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Please upload a single file that contains: (1) a cover letter explaining your interest in this position; (2) your resume or curriculum vitae; (3) contact information for at least three professional references

Department Website Address: http://www.egr.msu.edu/

Name/Title/Email Address of Search Committee Chair: Sandy Christlieb/Specialist Advisor/sandra@msu.edu

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