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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.

Job Summary

Taubman College has an exciting opportunity for an Academic Advisor to join the student affairs team. The Academic Advisor advises, guides and supports undergraduate and graduate students and leads the student affairs peer mentoring program. They will utilize holistic and proactive academic advising strategies towards goals of student retention, persistence, accomplishment, and success. The ideal candidate is student-centric with a strong commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion and a proven ability to serve diverse populations. They are creative and solution-oriented with excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.


  • Provide academic advising for new and continuing undergraduate and graduate students on course selection, programs of study, and degree progression
  • Review, maintain, and update students’ academic records for progress towards degree completion
  • Interpret college and university policies and procedures in response to queries
  • Continuously review and update advising guidelines, procedures, and processes for improving efficiencies. Develop advising analysis and reports
  • Manage the academic wellness referral process to provide support and resources to students in moments of concern
  • Compile, communicate, and promote external scholarships, fellowships and award opportunities to students, provide administrative support for resulting applications
  • Assist in the planning of and participate in all orientations for new students, provide support to student organizations, and organize other student activities, as assigned
  • Represent Student Affairs, specifically advising, at prospective student and family events such as Preview Weekends, Parent and Family Weekend
  • Implement Taubman College’s peer mentoring program

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2 years of progressively responsible experience in counseling, academic advising, and/or higher education
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google software
  • Additionally, successful candidates will be able to demonstrate through their interviews and our reference checking that they have: 
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional, effective and collegial working relationships with students, faculty, staff and university personnel
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple projects and priorities, establish goals, and produce timely desired results
  • Superior written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills, group presentation skills
  • Proven ability to work with diverse constituencies

Desired Qualifications*

  • Masters in higher education administration, counselling and/or equivalent
  • Knowledge of FERPA regulations

Additional Information

The University of Michigan’s benefits program ranks among the best offered by any institution. Information regarding benefits can be found at:

Please note: Relocation assistance is not provided for this position.

Who We Are

Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan promotes the public good by engaging a diverse constituency in purpose-driven learning and research that focuses on the built environment. Consistently named among the best architecture and planning schools in the country, the college prepares graduates to lead the professions, organizations, and institutions that shape our world at every scale. Investments in digital and material making, new master’s degrees, and enhanced facilities have made the college a leading site of advanced work, particularly in robotics, fabrication, and material systems. Capacity building in community engagement, pipeline programs, and justice initiatives have made Taubman College a leader in promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in the academy and in professional practice. Faculty fellowships and research grants have cultivated a robust experimental design culture. Through interdisciplinary work with field-leading units at one of the world’s greatest public research universities, Taubman faculty and students are prototyping a better future.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Taubman College also affirms the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as we organize resources and priorities that align with our values. We seek to have a diverse group of persons at all levels of the college - students, faculty, staff, and administrators - including persons of different race and ethnicity, national origin, gender and gender expression, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, religious commitment, age, and disability status. We strive to create a community of mutual respect and trust, a community in which every and all members and their respective backgrounds, identities, and views are represented without any threat of bias, harassment, intimidation, or discrimination. Learn more about Taubman College’s DEI efforts.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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