Essential Functions: Communicate effectively and accurately academic and non-academic requirements, policies, procedure within the University and the Mike Ilitch School of Business.Maintain continuous advising relationships with students; effectively engage students in broad discussion from initial college preparedness through career planning; monitor and communicate using university systems, social media, small group, and face-to-face sessions, as appropriate.Coordinate retention efforts within the Mike Ilitch School of Business.Work with supervisors and in consultation with experience advisors, work with minimal supervisionDemonstrate ability to act as liaison with other units; participate in meetings and work as a member of a team.Advise prospective and current undergraduate and post Bachelor students within the Mike Ilitch School of Business; provide a comprehensive suite of advising services; advise potential and current students on admission, graduation, and certification.Conduct information sessions and provide academic advising on main campus and at extension centers.Assist in the School's recruiting efforts, represent department at regional high school and community college programs and at college recruiting events; coordinate special programs.Prepare undergraduate, and post-bachelor work plans.Verify requirements for certification, graduation.Must be available to work evenings and weekend hours as requested.Must have own transportation.Continuously develop knowledge of best practices, policies, procedures, technological tools, etc. Facilitate orientation sessions and/or orientation courses for FTIACs, transfers, and other student populations.
Qualifications: Minimum Bachelor's Degree (Advisor 1) in education, counseling or related field, or minimum of master's degree in education, counseling or related field (Advisor II).Advising experience at a university or community college level working with a diverse student body. Minimum of 3 years' experience as an academic advisor for Advisor IIAbility to quickly assimilate extensive knowledge of a complex nature.Ability to relate well and establish rapport with students, other staff, parents, and community. Previous experience in higher education setting (desired).Time management, organization, communication- written and oral, interpersonal, computer skills, Banner skill (desired), ability to work effectively in a team setting, creativity. Working knowledge of social media (desired).Knowledge of best practices in academic advising.Experience with diverse student populations: ethnic, gender, age, economic level, first generation, etc. Ability to work effective with students of varying levels of academic preparedness.
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.