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

Develops, implements, coordinates and assesses retention and student outreach programs dedicated to student academic and career success.

Establishes, nurtures and sustains positive and collegial relationships with academic departments. Serves as liaison to assigned academic, student services and administrative units.

Participates and serves on university committees, commissions and task forces.

Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor's degree in counseling or related field

Minimum of 3 years of academic advising or counseling experience

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. 

Desired Qualifications*

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

4 or more years of academic advising/counseling experience in higher education

Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail

Demonstrated outstanding verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills

Demonstrated positive attitude and customer-oriented service

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.

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.