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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Communication Arts Sciences
Department: Communication Arts And Sciences Dean 10010158
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Advising/Counseling

Position Summary

The College of Communication Arts and Sciences seeks to hire an Advising Specialist to work with undergraduate students through the Communication Arts and Sciences Academic and Student Affairs Office.  The position will assist with academic advising, course selection, connecting students with campus and local academic resources and use of technological applications to assist students in developing their academic plan.

Mission Statement for the ComArtSci Academic and Student Affairs Office:

Academic Advisors are student-centered professionals who listen to, challenge, suggest, empower, and refer members of the MSU community and its extended partners to foster a diverse and successful educational experience at Michigan State University. 

Position Overview:

  • To provide academic advising and guidance to undergraduate students enrolled as majors and major preferences in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences. 

Required Degree

Masters -student affairs, academic advising, etc.

Minimum Requirements

  • Master's degree in College Student Personnel or related field. Previous experience in an academic environment.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with a high level of tact, empathy and diplomacy.

  • Ability to work diplomatically and effectively with faculty, staff, and students, and to use sound judgment.

  • Detail oriented with outstanding organizational, problem solving and multi-tasking skills.

  • Proficient computer skills are required in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Desired Qualifications

  •  2-4 years of advising experience preferred. 

Required Application Materials

Cover letter explaining interest and qualifications in position and resume/cv. Application materials should include names of three references with titles, email addresses, and business/cell home numbers.

Special Instructions

To apply complete an electronic submission at the Michigan State University Employment Opportunities website

Application materials should include names of three references with titles, email addresses, and business/cell home numbers.

Application reviews will begin October 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

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MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

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