We are the College of Engineering Undergraduate Studies department at Michigan State University. Undergraduate Studies stands ready to assist students from admission to graduation and beyond. We are committed to facilitating student success by promoting positive learning inside and outside of the classroom. We strive to connect students to resources while assisting them in clarifying educations, career, and life goals. Through these efforts we aspire to enhance the educational experience of students.
This position is a fixed-term, academic specialist with a 100% appointment in the College of Engineering. The initial appointment for this position will be for three years with renewal contingent upon funding and satisfactory performance. This position offers a remote-friendly work schedule, which means some of the duties may be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon between the supervisor and the successful candidate. The exact schedule will be determined by the supervisor and the successful candidate.
The successful candidate will:
Engage with engineering students across all majors and all levels to assist with appropriate selection of courses, major declaration, and educational goals.
Provide full range of resources available to students to assist with their success, well-being, and transition.
Help prepare incoming engineering students for success by creating individualized course schedules during Summer New Student Orientation Program.
Collaborate with faculty, advisors, and support staff across the department and University on a variety of projects and initiatives.
Participate in other student services functions and student engagement activities such as Preview Day with Future Engineers, College Colloquium, and Academic Scholars Program.
Be a collaborative member of a 12-person advisor team.
Work occasional evenings and weekends.
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, higher education, counseling, or related field
Masters degree in student affairs, higher education, counseling, or related field is preferred
Excellent communication (both oral and written), interpersonal, and organizational skills
Commitment to establishing rapport across ethnic, racial, cultural, and gender differences
Proficiency using Microsoft Office suite
Interest in work with student transitions
Familiarity with university policies, procedures and student data systems; knowledge of career fields associated with science and engineering topics
Required Application Materials
Names and contact information for 3 professional references
One to two-page written statement outlining commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
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/
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.
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