The School of Planning, Design and Construction at Michigan State University invites applications for a full‐time, 9-month Continuing Academic Specialist-Advising with a 90% advising and 10% service assignment. The anticipated position start date is January 2024.
This position provides academic services to undergraduate students in the School of Planning, Design and Construction (SPDC) programs of Construction Management (CM), Interior Design (ID), Landscape Architecture (LA), and Urban and Regional Planning (URP), is part of SPDC Student Services, and supports SPDC, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR), and the College of Social Science (CSS) undergraduate program goals, missions, and initiatives. Responsibilities include advising undergraduate students; academic program planning, education abroad, career development, probation conferences, and campus resource referrals; participating in orientation initiatives and Admitted Student Day; helping with activities related to recruitment and student success; participating in prospective student visits; providing admissions support; assisting with degree certification; attending monthly Student Advisory Council (StAC) meetings; participating in commencement; and other duties as assigned.
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 -Student affairs or closely related field
An earned master’s degree (in counseling, higher education, social work, student affairs, public administration/affairs or a closely related field). Candidate must have stated degree by position start date.
One to two years of experience in advising undergraduate students, or comparable experience with college/university students. Ability to interpret and implement academic policies and procedures. Demonstrated competency in the use of university technologies. Familiarity with online student information/databases and MS Excel. Excellent communication, organizational, interpersonal, problem solving, and decision-making skills. Ability to establish rapport across ethnic, racial, cultural and gender differences, as necessary.
Required Application Materials
For consideration, please submit your application online at http://careers.msu.edu. Upload the following required documents: a) letter of interest that includes qualifications for the position and statement of advising philosophy, highlighting how your experiences align with the position; b) current curriculum vitae; c) a description of how you will contribute to our diversity, equity and inclusion goals; and d) contact information for three professional references. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. A summer appointment to cover New Student Orientation, up to two months, may be added to this position. MSU offers a generous benefits package (details at https://hr.msu.edu/benefits/index.html). A hybrid work arrangement, with some days in the office and some days working remotely, is possible.
The search committee will begin reviewing applications on December 1, 2023, and continue until a suitable candidate is selected.
Questions regarding this position can be addressed to the Search Committee Chair: Marcus Martin, SPDC Advisor, (firstname.lastname@example.org, 517-353-4736).
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The School of Planning, Design, and Construction (SPDC) unites four academic programs related to the built environment: Construction Management, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, and Urban and Regional Planning, as well as the National Charrette Institute, with 45 faculty and academic specialists, and 8 staff members. The School offers 9 degree pathways from Bachelors to Ph.D. – including 5 professionally accredited degrees with over 500 undergraduate and 80 graduate students. The School is jointly administered by the Colleges of Agriculture & Natural Resources (CANR) and Social Science (CSS). The mission of the School is to advance the knowledge, prepare innovative leaders, and support the practice of planning, design, and construction. Our academic activities address sustainability, health, transportation, and economic and community development. Please refer to the School’s homepage available at: http://www.spdc.msu.edu/.
The Colleges of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) and Social Science (CSS) at Michigan State University are committed to achieving excellence by creating and sustaining an accessible and inclusive culture that values cultural and academic diversity. We are an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. We are particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that academic excellence is achieved through open access and proactive inclusion. Candidates are invited to view SPDC’s Community Code of Conduct at https://socialscience.msu.edu/_assets/pdfs/Community-Code-of-Conduct.pdf.
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