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Michigan State University Specialist - Advisor-Fixed Term in East Lansing, Michigan

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Specialist - Advisor-Fixed Term

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff

Major Administrative Unit / College:College Of Engineering

Department:Engineering Dean 10016256

Sub Area:FAS- Fac./Acad Staff

Salary:Salary Commensurate with Experience

Location: East Lansing

Categories: Student Services/Student Affairs, Advising/Counseling, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union, Remote-Friendly

Position Summary

The College of Engineering Undergraduate Studies department is seeking a highly motivated, student-centered Specialist-Advisor. The position will work with the new Technology Engineering program and will be a blend of academic and career advising. Job duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Serve as academic advisor for Technology Engineering students including assist with selection of courses, aid in course planning, and resource referral.

  • Assist with the development and implementation of activities and projects related to student career success.

  • Identify potential employers, jobs, and experiential education opportunities.

  • Engage with prospective students and families through college programs and orientation.

  • Engage regularly with faculty and staff in the College of Engineering.

  • Other duties may be assigned.

This is a fixed-term specialist position at 100% time in the College. The initial appointment for this position will be for three years with renewal contingent upon positive annual performance reviews and mutual agreement.

This position is designated as remote-friendly, which means some of the duties may be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon between the supervisor and the successful candidate. The exact schedule will be determined by the supervisor and the successful candidate.

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

  • Master’s degree must be conferred by start date

  • Excellent communication (both oral and written), interpersonal, and organizational skills are required.

  • Demonstrated capability to build connections and rapport in diverse settings, encompassing ethnic, racial, cultural, and gender variations, is essential.

  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office suite is expected.

Desired Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in student affairs, higher education, counseling, or related field is preferred.

  • Interest in working with student transitions is desirable.

  • Experience with engineering professionals or engineering students in preferred.

Required Application Materials

  • Resume/CV

  • Cover letter

  • Names and contact information for 3 professional references

  • One to two-page written statement outlining the candidate’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Special Instructions

For more information, visithttps://engineering.msu.edu/academics/undergraduate-studies

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Remote Work Statement

MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.



Department Statement

The College of Engineering Undergraduate Studies department provides a variety of support services for current MSU students including our first-year residential experience, academic advising, and career services. We strive to enhance the educational experience for every student and stand ready to assist from admission through graduation and beyond.

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.

Advertised: May 1, 2024 Eastern Daylight Time