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The University of Michigan, School of Nursing (UMSN), Office of Undergraduate Studies is seeking an Advisor. The Advisor will manage all aspects of the advising process for the Office of Undergraduate Studies. This position will perform extensive file review and make decision recommendations on undergraduate advising; will be responsible for monitoring advising processes to meet the diverse needs of students and will also coordinate advising related issues with students, faculty, and staff including internal and external constituencies to the School of Nursing as necessary; and will promote learning for diverse student population and assist with current student activities.


Undergraduate Student Advising

  • Provide academic advising for new and continuing undergraduate students on course selection and programs of study. Review students’ academic records for progress towards degree, compliance with degree requirements, and eligibility for graduation and degree audits.  Provide final degree lists to the Office of the Registrar.  Certify student eligibility for the NCLEX to the State of Michigan.
  • Educate and provide feedback to Undergraduate Studies team, current and prospective students and their families as it relates to advising.
  • Respond to correspondence, telephone, and email inquiries related to advising matters, deadlines, questions, and curriculum clarification. Interpret School and University policies and procedures in response to queries.
  • Coordinate advising processes with Undergraduate Studies team, faculty and staff in the School and at the University. Continuously review advising guidelines and procedures and processes for improving efficiencies.  Develop advising analysis and reports. Identify and pro-actively resolve issues related to advising issues.

Reports and Database Maintenance

  • Work extensively with the M-Pathways Student Administration System, databases, work processing systems, e-mail and the Internet. Provide reports, trends and statistics on current and historical advising trends. Make recommendations to senior management on the impact of policies and procedures. 

Student Orientations

  • Plan and participate in all orientations for new students. Assist with administrative and operational activities as it relates to current student events including Fall welcome activities, Spring commencement and others.
  • Participate in the orientation, group advising, and other undergraduate student activities as assigned by the Associate Dean.

Student Services Programs

  • Act as a liaison to all student service programs on campus and make appropriate referrals. Monitor student success and student resources. Orient students to academic programs and University services.


  • Provide assistance staffing UMSN academic committees.
  • Work in collaboration with the Associate Dean, Academic Program Directors, Director of Admissions and Records, and other faculty.
  • Provide excellent customer service to internal and external customers. Provide effective communication with team members and other offices internal and external to the School to ensure seamless process. Provide accurate and timely follow-up with faculty, students, staff and prospective students and families.
  • Work to create and maintain an open, safe, and inclusive environment for all students.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed and are not an exhaustive list of all associated responsibilities.

Required Qualifications*


Education and Experience:

  •  A Bachelor’s degree is required. Master’s degree strongly preferred.
  •  Minimum of two (2) to three (3) years of academic advising experience is necessary. Academic advising experience in higher education preferred.
  •  Familiarity with databases, PeopleSoft and data systems is strongly preferred.
  •  Demonstrated proficiency at the advanced level with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint).
  •  Candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, organizational and presentation (large and small groups) skills.
  •  Demonstrated ability to collect, manage, analyze and prepare data for presentation to a variety of audiences.
  •  Demonstrated analytical and critical thinking skills are required for this role.


  •  Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) strongly preferred.
  •  Must be student focused with the ability to guide students.
  •  Demonstrated excellent problem solving, conflict resolution and customer service skills.
  •  Must be able to work independently as well as effectively in teams.
  •  Ability to serve diverse populations.
  •  Must reliably manage multiple responsibilities and manage time effectively.
  •  Must be able to promote the goals of the School of Nursing.
  •  Must be a self-starter.
  •  Must be creative, have excellent judgment with a professional demeanor and presentation.
  •  Extensive knowledge with BusinessObjects queries and M-Pathways student system preferred.
  •  Prefer knowledge of nursing or related field.
  •  Working knowledge of applicable University policies and procedures is preferred.

Work Schedule

Shift/Hours/Days: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday; some occasional weekend and evening hours may be required. 

Additional Information

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Supervision is received from the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies.

Salary Range: Due to the necessary requirements, the salary range for this position is $47,000 - $50,000. Salary is commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. We encourage all interested parties meeting requirements to apply.


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.

Contact Information

For questions regarding this position please contact Dr. Penny Riley at

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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