The College of Natural Science (NatSci) invites applications for a twelve-month Academic Specialist-Outreach position in the Continuing system. This position will be situated in the Office of Undergraduate Academic and Student Affairs (UASA) and will focus on recruitment, admissions, and belonging for a diverse undergraduate population in NatSci. The College has a vision to build a structure to provide comprehensive support to students from recruitment through early career. The goals of UASA align with the broader institution and College goals of closing opportunity gaps for underrepresented students. All members of the UASA team are expected to contribute to creating an environment that supports diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
The individual hired for this position will report to the Director of Experiential Learning in UASA. This position will regularly interact with prospective, incoming, and matriculated students and their support networks, and collaborate with UASA team members, academic advisors, the MSU Office of Admissions, and colleagues from across campus.
Working functional title: Undergraduate Recruitment Coordinator in the College of Natural Science
Developing and strengthening relationships with campus and external partners
Create regular data reports on admissions numbers for the college and university to share with the Dean’s Office.
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.
Masters -Education, Counseling, Student Affairs
Master’s degree – Education, Counseling, Student Affairs, STEM, or related field
Strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
Evidence of commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in a professional or educational setting
Graduate assistantship, practicum, or professional experience in admissions, academic advising, or other academic or student affairs role in higher education
Experience working with STEM students
Familiarity with science curricula or science majors
Experience developing and effectively delivering engaging, high-quality presentations and resources
Commitment to professional development
Required Application Materials
Letter of Interest
A separate DEI statement addressing the candidate’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, which could include lived experiences and past or potential contributions in a professional or educational setting
Contact information, including email and telephone number, for three professional references
The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: https://msu.edu/together-we-will/
Review of applications will begin two weeks after posting and continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted online through the careers.msu.edu website. For additional information or to request accommodations, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Sarah Whitaker, at [email protected].
The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty, and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: https://msu.edu/together-we-will/
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.
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Remote Work Statement
MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.
MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities. MSU is committed to providing a work environment that supports employees' work and personal life and offers employment assistance to the spouse or partner of candidates for faculty and academic staff positions.
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