Job Positions

Specialist - Advisor-Fixed Term / 815048

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5


Undergraduate Academic Services


Michigan State University

Date Posted:

Sep 26 2022 10:20AM

Close Date:

Nov 26 2022

Position Description

The successful candidate will work with a team of advisors in the College’s office of Undergraduate Academic Services (UAS) to provide academic advising services to prospective students, undergraduate business-preference, and business students (domestic and international) including academic program planning, education abroad, career pathway to major alignment, student engagement referrals, and related topics. Responsibilities will also include participation in the development and implementation of activities/projects related to recruitment and student success; attending meetings at the department, college, and university level; participating in all New Student Orientation (NSO); degree certification; and may include facilitation of a one-credit freshman seminar emphasizing business major and career exploration. (100%) UAS advisors can expect to complement their day to day academic advising role with retention and success administrative lead responsibilities. UAS distributes unit responsibilities based on advisor interest, strengths, and professional development opportunities. These responsibilities may include lead administration & communication for Broad majors/minors, orientation initiatives, scholarships, undergraduate research, programming, admissions support, commencement, and other projects or initiatives. The position will interface regularly with faculty and academic professionals throughout the College and across campus.


62%- Advising: Participate in daily advising activities of unit; may facilitate content in a BUS seminar course.

28% - Advising: Assist with UAS success and retention activities including, but not limited to NSO, annual enrollment, prospective student programs, retention efforts, graduation; attend meetings.

10% - Other: Coordinate services for assigned major, minor, and/or specialized subpopulation of students.

Application Process

Apply at Posting Number: 815048

Institution Information

UAS supports and encourages a flex schedule which incorporates day/time flexibility as well as work from home opportunities. Flex schedules are coordinated amongst the team each semester and are expected to be predictable and reliable.

Additional Information

For more information about Undergraduate Academic Services, please visit

Contact Information

Brekelle Davis


Required Qualifications


Well prepared candidates will demonstrate:
-Formal work experience in supporting undergraduate students in an advising or comparable capacity (this may include internship or practicum experience).
-Must be able to interpret and implement academic policies and procedures; demonstrated competency in the use of current technology.
-Excellent communication (spoken and written), organizational, interpersonal and decision-making skills required.
-Cross-cultural understanding/sensitivity and commitment to diversity.
-Must be able to maintain positive relationships with multiple stakeholders.
-Commitment to helping others, tolerance for ambiguity, and sense of perspective.
-High personal accountability.

Preferred Qualifications

-Master’s degree in higher education, counseling, communication, or business.
-Familiarity with MSU’s software and advising systems (Campus Solutions, ESAF, D2L, and Degree Navigator).
-Facilitation and teaching experience.