Job Positions

Student Success Specialists

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5


Dean of Students


Northern Michigan University

Date Posted:

Jul 20 2020 10:00PM

Close Date:


Position Description

Northern Michigan University is seeking applications for four Student Success Specialists. The positions will assist in the development, implementation and maintenance of a program of support designed to aid in the retention and academic success of all students with an emphasis on students in academic programs in an assigned academic department(s). Advise and provide academic and non-academic support to assigned students and deliver support to students in any major or program. Assist the assigned academic department(s) with student recruitment efforts.


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Application Process

Submit NMU staff application, cover letter and resume utilizing our on-line application process by accessing All required application materials must be submitted electronically by August 3, 2020.

Institution Information

Northern Michigan University, with 7,900 students and 177 degree programs, is located along the shore of Lake Superior in the vibrant, historic city of Marquette, consistently named a top spot in the nation to raise a family, vacation, and enjoy an excellent quality of life. See more at For a summary of the benefits offered by Northern Michigan University, visit and select administrative professional.

Additional Information

NMU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, and is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff.

Contact Information

Julane Cappo


Required Qualifications

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree. One year of experience working with undergraduate college students in a collegiate work environment. One year of professional experience with academic advising, admissions counseling, academic support programs, residence life, wellness, or other work that relates to student affairs. Required knowledge/skills/abilities: Knowledge of college advising and retention strategies. Ability to relate to and effectively communicate with college students. Ability to understand the needs of college students. Ability to make effective referrals to college resources. Ability to interact with diverse groups of students, faculty, staff, and outside constituents in a manner which positively reflects upon the advising office, academic departments, and the university. Experience and skill with computer applications including word processing, email, spreadsheets and reporting. Effective communication skills, both written and oral. Effective public speaking skills. Ability to work a flexible work schedule, including weekends and evenings.

Preferred Qualifications

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