Job Positions

Academic Advisor

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5

Department:

College of Engineering and Computing

Institution:

Grand Valley State University

Date Posted:

01/22/2018

Close Date:

02/02/2018
 

Position Description

Academic Advisor position available to support our rapidly growing engineering, computing, and occupational safety and health management programs and facilities. Responsibilities for this full-time position include: advising of undergraduate students in the (PCEC) academic programs, international student advising, orientation of freshman and transfer students, recruiting and outreach, enrichment activities, and supervision of graduate assistants.Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of one year of demonstrated higher education work experience required. Preference will be given to candidates who have an earned Master’s degree in an academic advising related field. Experience with student advising/counseling and outreach strongly desired. Excellent communication skills essential. Ability to work autonomously and collaboratively as a key member of a vibrant team necessary.

Duties

This position primarily involves academic advising of undergraduate students in the (PCEC) academic programs in engineering, computing, and occupational safety and health management. The essential functions of this position include advising students enrolled in majors and minors within PCEC, international student advising, orientation of freshman and transfer students, and outreach to prospective students.

Application Process

Apply online at jobs.gvsu.edu. Include a letter of interest, resume, a personal advising philosophy statement not to exceed 400 words, and at least three references listed by name, address, phone and e-mail address. If you have questions or need assistance, please call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

Institution Information

Please visit www.gvsu.edu for campus information, and www.GVSU.edu/pcec/advising for additional information about our Advising Center.

Additional Information

 

Contact Information

Please contact Sara Wheeler, Advising Center Director, wheelesa@GVSU.edu, with any questions.

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

  •  The applicant is required to have an earned bachelor’s degree with a minimum of one year of demonstrated higher education work experience.

  • Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills as well as demonstrated ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively as a key member of a vibrant team are required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preference will be given to candidates who have an earned Master’s degree in an academic advising related field (College Student Affairs, Adult & Higher Education, Educational Leadership, etc.), as well as experience in Academic and/or Career Advising.
  • Demonstrated understanding of student development theory in relation to daily advising practices, student transition and success, and demonstrated experience working with students with majors housed within our college in a higher education setting are also preferred.
  • Familiarity with computer student information systems and web-based records and registration programs (Banner, Degree Works, OnBase, etc.) is preferred.