Essential Functions: Provide Career and Student Development assistance to APEX Scholars Program participants Advise prospective and current APEX Scholars program participants, provide comprehensive advising and retention related services; prepare work plans and career planning;Communicate program's academic and non-academic requirements, policies, and procedures effectively and accurately, Monitor student progress using unit and university tracking and reporting systems;Effectively engage students in broad discussion from initial college preparedness through career planning; monitor and communicate with students using university systems, face-to-face sessions, small groups, as appropriate.Assist with candidate informational sessions, selection process and orientation;Coordinate retention efforts of students.Participate in unit and/or University committees; serve as liaison between the University Advising Center and college, schools and other units within the University;Conduct information sessions and provide program related awareness;Verify requirements for transition to academic program/major advising;Prepare written and oral reports;Continuously develop knowledge of best practices, policies and procedures, technological tools, etc. with regard to program population needs;Perform duties as assigned by Director and Associate Director(s).
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Guidance, Counseling, Psychology or related field. Master's degree is required for Academic Advisor II.Working knowledge of and comfort with implementing focusing on activities related to a wide variety of career and professional interests, majors, etc.Experience with diverse and underrepresented student populations: ethnic, gender, age, economic level, first generation, etc.Ability to relate well and establish rapport with students, other staff, faculty, parents, and community.Working knowledge of and comfort with implementing an Intrusive Advising model,Demonstrated ability to work effectively with students of varying levels of academic preparedness.Computer literacy.Must be available to work evening and weekend hours as needed. Ability to work with and without supervision and in consultation with experienced advisors and other professional staff and faculty
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is d...edicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.