Central Michigan University
February 19, 2023
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Position Information

Position Information

Position Number 70260

Type of Recruitment External Position Title ACADEMIC ADVISOR/CLASS Position Summary

An Academic Advisor manages a case load of students with a goal of providing comprehensive support for their academic performance, goals, and timely completion of their degree. An Advisor is responsible for assisting students with advising on majors, career exploration and development of academic planning strategies. Utilizing technology and other resources, Academic Advisors work directly with students on course sequencing, success skills and habits and provide guidance that assist with progression toward degree completion. Advisors engage with new students and supporters through new student orientation and support college transition and student success.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree. One year of higher education experience working with students. Knowledge of college student development and research on retention and persistence. Evidence of working with and responding to the needs of a diverse student population. Ability to professionally represent the university to diverse constituencies. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, build rapport and project a positive attitude. Demonstrated organizational and problem-solving skills. Knowledge of current and best practices related to college student retention, academic success coaching, and academic advising. Working knowledge of computer applications. Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality. Willingness to work evening and weekends as needed. Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree. Experience advising/coaching college students, teaching, and understanding of higher education administration. Experience using retention data and customer relationship management software solutions. Working knowledge of university curriculum, academic programs, policies, and procedures. Experience with development of outreach campaigns.

Duties & Responsibilities

Provides direct and ongoing academic support for an assigned student caseload to facilitate retention and timely graduation. Develops rapport with students and focuses on college transition and academic success. Creates a learning environment focused on strategies to achieve academic success. Collaborates with faculty to assist students as they explore majors and career plans consistent with their academic interests and abilities. Advises students on degree planning, career options and success strategies; assist students with meeting academic progression benchmarks. Develops technical skills needed for efficient and effective academic advising (class registration, course planning, general education, general financial aid knowledge as it relates to Satisfactory Academic Progress and a customer relationship management system). Maintains regular communication with assigned students and provide retention feedback to the university regarding student persistence and progress to degree completion. Serves as a first-year advisor at freshman and transfer student orientation and support student recruitment and enrollment related events. Develops evidence-based, best-practice educational sessions for students. Assists with program evaluation and assessment, providing recommendations to enhance communication and the development of strategic initiatives. Provides direct outreach for students experiencing academic difficulty by monitoring early alerts and utilizing university resources customized to individual student needs. Refers students in need of assistance to appropriate campus resources. Works with college faculty and staff to develop, deliver, and evaluate effective retention efforts. Complies with FERPA and any other federal, state or university rules or regulations. Maintains a detailed record of projects (plans, outcomes, refinements). Participates in professional development and serve on university-wide committees or initiatives as requested.

Supervision Exercised


Message to Applicants

Central Michigan University is dedicated to fostering a broadly diverse and inclusive campus that respects all social identities, experiences, and perspectives. In an effort to further this initiative, we are especially interested in candidates who will advance and promote an inclusive and supportive environment for every member of our university community.

You must submit an on-line application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position.

Cover letters may be addressed to the Hiring Committee.

Employee Group Professional & Administrative -Salary Staff Pay Level Pay Range Division Student Recruitment & Retention Department Advising Student Services/CLASS Position Status Regular Position End Date Employment Status Full-Time FTE 1.00 Position Type 12 month Weekly Work Schedule Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm; weekends and nights as needed Location Mount Pleasant, MI About the Department About CMU

Central Michigan University has a more than 125-year legacy of preparing students to become leaders and changemakers in their communities and in their personal and professional lives.

We serve nearly 15,500 students on our Mount Pleasant campus, in satellite locations around the state and throughout the country, and through flexible online programs. Many of our approximately 300 undergraduate, master's, specialist and doctoral programs in the arts, media, business, education, human services, health professions, liberal arts, social sciences, medicine, science and engineering are nationally ranked for excellence.

CMU leads the nation in leadership development programming through our Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute, and we are proud to be among only 5% of U.S. universities in the top two Carnegie research classifications. Our faculty work with graduate and undergraduate students in areas such as Great Lakes research, medical innovation, engineering technology and more.

Central is home to 17 men's and women's Division 1 sports including football, basketball, gymnastics, baseball, wrestling and more. Our student-athletes achieve great success in competition and in the classroom, capturing Mid- American Conference championships and maintaining an average cumulative GPA of 3.17.

CMU is located in Mount Pleasant, a community that blends the best of small- town living with big-city amenities. It's part of the culturally varied and vibrant Great Lakes Bay Region that also includes Saginaw, Bay City, Midland and the state's largest Native American community, centered on the Saginaw Chippewa Isabella Reservation in Mount Pleasant.

Area residents enjoy the mix of outdoor activities, cultural events, shopping and dining options, and family attractions. Other major Michigan destinations and attractions — Lansing, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Traverse City, wineries, beaches, golf and ski resorts, and many more — are within easy reach of the city's central location in Michigan's Lower Peninsula.

CMU employees enjoy access to a nationally recognized wellness program along with health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.

CMU Leadership Standards

Central Michigan University is a place where we value students and work for their success, where we act as family, and where employees are engaged, appreciated and have extraordinary opportunities to make a difference.

We intentionally maintain and strengthen the hallmark CMU culture that sets us apart from our peers by expecting CMU leaders and employees to model the following Leadership Standards and develop them within their teams.

Please review the Leadership Standards before applying for this position.

EEO Statement

CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sex‐based stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or weight (see https:// www.

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CMU does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, including admission and employment, and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 not to discriminate in such a matter.

Inquiries about the application of Title IX can be made to CMU's Title IX Coordinator, the US Department of Education's Assistant Secretary, or both.

CMU's Title IX Coordinator can be reached at:

Phone: 989-774-3253 Office: 103 E. Preston St. Bovee University Center, suite 306 Mount Pleasant, MI 48858 Email: [email protected]

Posting Ends Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Questions

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  • How did you first learn of this job opportunity? Please list the specific advertising source or indicate if it was word of mouth.
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  • Are you currently an internal employee of CMU according to the university's definition?
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  • If yes, to which employee group do you belong? (If not applicable, select "Not Applicable").
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  • To keep our campus and community as safe as possible, Central Michigan University requires every employee to participate in weekly COVID-19 testing or be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and wear a face mask where required by CMU's COVID-19 policies. Do you agree to comply with these requirements?
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  • Do you have one year of higher education experience working with students?
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  • Do you have a Bachelor's degree?
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  • Do you have knowledge of college student development and research on retention and persistence?
  • Yes
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  • Do you have evidence of working with and responding to the needs of a diverse student population?
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