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Academic Advisor/Counselor

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5


Student Success Center


University of Michigan - Flint

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Position Description



  • Advises students concerning an appropriate academic schedule, academic plan, career choices, career exploration, planning and development, including internships, experiential learning, job opportunities and graduate/professional school preparation.  

  • Advises students on strategies that promote and sustain persistence and academic, social, personal, and career success.

  • Counsels students experiencing academic difficulties, including those on probation and/or suspension. Initiates and maintains regular communication with assigned newly admitted and continuing students.

  • Provides counseling and advising to students on rights and responsibilities.

  • Assesses student academic, career, personal and social needs as it relates to and/or impacts student success in and outside of the classroom.

  • Make referrals to appropriate internal and where necessary external services including financial aid, tutorial support, psychological and testing services.

  • Develop, implement, coordinate and assess retention and student outreach programs dedicated to student academic and career success.

  • Establish, nurture and sustain positive and collegial relationships with academic departments. Serve as liaison to assigned academic, student services and administrative units.

  • Participate and serve on university committees, commissions and task forces.

  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned

Application Information

Institution Information

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Additional Information

$38,000.00 – $42,000.00

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Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in counseling or a related field

  • Minimum 2-3 years counseling or related experience

  • Demonstrated outstanding communication and interpersonal skills

  • Highly motivated self-starter

  • Documented record of delivering excellent "customer-centered" service

In order to be considered for this position, candidates must attach a resume that includes work and education history. If you wish to submit a cover letter, you must include it as page one of your resume document.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree in counseling, higher education or related field strongly preferred

  • Prior work experience in an academic setting.