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Specialist - Outreach-Fixed Term

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Arts And Letters
Department: Al Undergraduate Affairs 40000804
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Education/Training, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Working/Functional Title

Specialist-Citizen Scholars Program Coordinator

Position Summary

The College of Arts & Letters seeks a fixed-term, annual-year Academic Specialist to serve as College Recruitment and Citizen Scholars Program Coordinator. Citizen Scholars is an undergraduate enrichment program that aims to recruit and retain a diverse student body, supporting them as they develop the competencies needed to foster a more inclusive, just, and open society. The coordinator works closely with the program director to guide Citizen Scholars students in meeting program requirements, facilitating their engagement in co-curricular opportunities and experiential learning, reviewing student progress, participating in the development of assessment materials, and assisting with student-driven initiatives related to the program. The coordinator supervises student interns on program communications and collects, coordinates, and maintains a database of student research and community engagement opportunities.
Collaborating with College Student Affairs and the Admissions office, the recruitment coordinator works to attract and retain a diverse student population for the College and its majors. This involves participation in planning and implementation of campus programs aimed at the recruitment of prospective students, including Green and White Days, Alumni Distinguished Scholarship days, College Visit days, Spartan Club, college fairs, high school visits, and other university recruitment functions. The coordinator works with colleagues on New Student Orientation and admitted student communication and yield activities, and assists with pre-college programs.
The position may begin as early as January 1, 2023.

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.

Required Degree


Minimum Requirements

  • Masters Degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education, humanities, arts, or liberal arts, required. A commitment to student success and experiential education is essential.
  • Excellent written, oral, and dynamic presentation communication skills are essential. Energetic personality and strong work ethic are necessary.
  • Strong organizational skills with an emphasis on long term planning and implementation are vital to the success of the applicant.
  • Technical skills in word-processing, database management, PowerPoint, spreadsheets, and social media/communications.
  • Commitment to team-building, respectful collaboration, self-reflection, student enrichment, and arts/humanities based engagements with social justice and inclusion.

Desired Qualifications

  • Well prepared candidates will have at least 1-3 years of full-time work in advising or student affairs.
  • Experience working with community organizations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse student population, faculty, and staff.

Required Application Materials

  • cover letter;
  • current curriculum vitae;
  • a 1-page summary of your philosophy of diversity, equity, and inclusion as it pertains to intellectual leadership in the areas of advising, mentorship, and/or recruitment. The statement should also include an explanation of related past or planned activities/endeavors as well as how the candidate will advance our goals of inclusive excellence; and
  • the names and email addresses of 3 potential referees.

Together-we-will Statement

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Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin November 8, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources website Posting number #819409.
For more information, contact Karin Zitzewitz, Chair of the Search Committee at
Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.

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Department Statement

The College of Arts & Letters recognizes that only an academic and organizational culture, which actively seeks out and strengthens diverse voices and perspectives among its members results in true excellence. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The College of Arts & Letters is particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that intellectual leadership is achieved through open access and pro-active inclusion.

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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