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 program preparedness through career planning; monitor and communicate using university systems, social media, small group, and face-to-face sessions, as appropriate.Coordinate recruitment and 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 graduate and within the Mike Ilitch School of Business; provide a comprehensive suite of advising services; advise potential and current students on admission, registration and graduation requirements.Conduct information sessions and provide academic advising on main campus and at extension centers.Assist in the School's recruiting efforts, represent department at corporate events, college fairs and/or additional recruiting events; coordinate special programs.Ability to prepare and update graduate work plans utilizing ExcelVerify requirements for certification, graduation.Must be available to work evenings and weekend hours as requested.Must be available to work hybrid schedule as necessaryMust have own transportation.Continuously develop knowledge of best practices, policies, procedures, technological tools, etc. Facilitate student orientation and information sessions
Qualifications: Minimum Bachelor's Degree (Academic Advisor I) in education, counseling or related field or minimum of master's degree in education, counseling or related field (Academic 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 Academic 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, creativityComputer skills, Banner, Excel, and Salesforce knowledge (desired)Ability to work effectively in a team setting 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 effectively 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.