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Director of Advising

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5




Michigan State University

Date Posted:

Dec 23 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:

January 14, 2020

Position Description

The MSU College of Engineering is seeking applications for a Specialist- Advisor, Director of Academic Advising. This position provides leadership to a staff of professional academic advisors and coordinates advising activities across the college. The Director will be responsible for quality, consistency, assessment, and improvement of advising in coordination with campus initiatives.


Reports to the Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies in the College of Engineering at Michigan State University. Serves as primary representative and delegate of the Dean and Assistant Dean for undergraduate academic advising and degree certification in the College. Supervises all professional academic advisors and may supervise graduate student assistants, interns, or professional staff. Responsible for quality, consistency, assessment and continuous improvement of advising and adherence to University policies and procedures. Attends Undergraduate Associate Deans’ meetings, serves as advising liaison to other campus units, and serves on other committees and groups that may relate to advising and students services. Leads implementation of university and college policies and initiatives related to advising. Examples include, but are not limited to, issues such as athletic certification, university general education requirements, honors college requirements, academic orientation, etc. Has primary action responsibility for all undergraduate, student-specific academic matters and actions, including approval of course waivers, late course drops, withdrawals (medical and otherwise), grief absence requests, warnings, probation, admission and readmission to the college, removal from the college, recess and dismissal. Hears and decides appeals of these actions. Provides advice and assistance to the Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies related to retention, enrollment management, curricular issues, etc. Coordinates activities with other subunits, including diversity, career placement, study abroad, recruiting, K-12 outreach and support staff. Assumes responsibility for other administrative duties in the college at the request of the Assistant Dean. These may include, but are not limited to, activities such as planning commencement, managing college scholarships and awards, acting as liaison to student organizations, and other student-related activities. Engagement in relevant external professional activities such as NACADA or ASEE is an expectation.

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Required Qualifications

Required Degree
-Academic Advising and or Student Affairs Desired Degree Doctorate
-Academic Advising and or Student Affairs

Minimum Requirements
Master’s degree or higher in a relevant field and at least five years experience in academic advising and/or academic student affairs. Demonstrated interest in student development. Proven record in organizational, managerial, and administrative skills. Sound decision-making ability, as well as excellent communications, interpersonal and multi-tasking skills. Strong leadership skills and the ability to envision and implement change.
Desired Qualifications
Experience in assessment preferred. Experience with academic policies, procedures Ability to adapt to MSU systems for student records and certifications

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