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Citizen Scholars Coordinator

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5


College of Arts and Letters


Michigan State Universtiy

Date Posted:

Apr 25 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:


Position Description

The Citizen Scholars Program in the College of Arts & Letters seeks an Academic Specialist- Advisor who will lead recruitment, guide CS students in meeting program requirements, facilitate their engagement in co-curricular opportunities and experiential learning, review student progress, and assist with student-driven initiatives related to the program. 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. Students in the program are closely mentored and nurtured, and the new Academic Specialist will be involved actively in those efforts. The Specialist will collaborate with College Student Affairs and the Admissions office to attract and retain a diverse student population for the College and its majors, and to develop student opportunities pertinent to CS.


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Application Process

Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources web site Qualified applicants should submit:

  • A cover letter
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • A statement of advising philosophy that highlights your alignment with the NACADA Core Values of Academic Advising and a summary of your experience working with diverse students and communities in your past endeavors, any experience mentoring and/or recruiting diverse students, any experience with community outreach initiatives.
  • Email addresses of 3 potential referees.

Institution Information

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.

Contact Information

Quinn Moreno, Director of Undergraduate Affairs


Required Qualifications

Masters Degree

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters Degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education, humanities, arts, or liberal arts, required.
  • Well prepared candidates will have at least 1-3 years of full-time work in advising or student affairs.
  • 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 html (web page) composition.
  • Demonstrated ability to work closely with Academic Advisors and a diverse student population, faculty, and potential employers.
  • Commitment to team-building, respectful collaboration, self-reflection, student enrichment, and arts/humanities based engagements with social justice and inclusion.