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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.


Academic Advising: Advise undergraduate students regarding concentration and minor requirements, environmental field study and research opportunities, and post-graduation options. Interpret university, college, and department policies and procedures to undergraduate students. Update student online file. Internship program advising.

Academic Policies & Procedures: Review and approve specialization proposals and degree requirement exceptions. Develop and maintain advising materials.  Oversee student services updates to website. Coordinate team of advisors (field experience advisors, temporary staff, and peer advisors) to ensure consistent application and interpretation of unit academic policies and procedures, and concentration and minor requirements.

Student Services & Scholarship Administration: Administration of scholarship & funded leadership processes.

Oversee follow-up correspondence to students and scholarship endowment donors. Develop and administer student surveys including senior exit survey in April. Provide administrative support to Director including record maintenance, data analysis, and preparing ad-hoc reports. Act as liaison to student groups, attend student group board meetings

Curriculum: Manage CARF process. Advise, and make recommendations to, faculty and PitE administration on long-term course planning and curriculum changes. Represent the Program in the Environment to, and work cooperatively with, other LSA and U-M units.

Professional Development and Service: Participate in student services workgroups. Attend annual events such as Major/Minor Expo, advising conference, or U-M conferences and training. Attend internal curriculum committee meetings. Solicit content (for newsletter) from at least two to three sources per term.

Required Qualifications*

Associate Degree and more than 4 years of experience advising students or working in an academic unit. Excellent writing, verbal, and interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to exercise initiative, independent judgment and diplomacy; good problem-solving skills; accuracy and attention to detail while working in a fast-paced environment with frequent interruptions; ability to work well under pressure, prioritizing and handling various tasks simultaneously; extensive computer experience including e-mail, spreadsheets, word processing, and social media; well-organized; able to work both independently and as part of a team.

Desired Qualifications*

Bachelor Degree preferred and more than 5 years of progressively responsible student services experience. Demonstrated customer service experience and commitment to the welfare of the student; flexibility, ability to thrive in an environment with changing priorities and deadline pressure; initiative and resourcefulness in planning work assignments and in implementing long-range program improvements.  Knowledge of University policies and administrative procedures; familiarity with university based applications such as MPathways Student Services modules, Canvas, LSA Advising appointment software; familiarity with social media.

Additional Information

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitments to serve the diverse people of Michigan, fulfill the College’s Guiding Principles, and sustain the excellence of LSA. 

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Background Screening

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.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.  The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by: 

  • Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences. 
  • Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.