The Dept. of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics (http://www.canr.msu.edu/afre/) at Michigan State University seeks to hire an Academic Specialist-Advisor to advise a diverse student population comprised of undergraduate students in the Food Industry Management, Agribusiness Management, and Environmental Economics and Management majors and minors.
Advising responsibilities include:
Course planning and registration, early warning outreach, campus and local referrals, and institutional navigation.
Understand, interpret, and implement academic policies and procedures
Use digital systems (e.g. Electronic Student Academic Folder (ESAF), EAB Student Success Dashboard, Degree Navigator, SIS) to initiate and facilitate advising interactions, maintain confidential student records, certify students for graduation and athletic eligibility, enter relevant information about students, and student to referrals form others to support student success.
Provide guidance and leadership to student enrichment activities, including award receptions, clubs, and other events.
Participate in recruiting, retention, placement and scholarship activities, and in teaching career/advising seminars and courses as needed.
Serve on departmental undergraduate policy, recruitment/retention, and awards committees.
Direct students to university resources and scholarship activities, including study abroad and undergraduate research opportunities.
Work with students and other stakeholders from a diverse range of demographic and academic backgrounds.
Create data driven initiatives to support student success (e.g. supervise collection and analysis of data on student satisfaction and placement)
Participate and advise prospective students during University orientation programs.
Master’s degree required or evidence of work leading to masters or terminal degree. Experience working with college students, knowledge of university undergraduate academic requirements, policies, and procedures desired. Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills are required.
Required Application Materials
Applicants should submit the following materials: 1) letter of application 2) a current curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of academic advising philosophy that specifically addresses the alignment between your goals and CANR’s focus on excellence through diversity and inclusion, including summary of your experience with, or interest in working with a diverse group of students and communities; 4) transcripts; and 5) names and email addresses for three references. If you have any questions prior to submitting an electronic application, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Brent Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics at Michigan State University is one of the leading applied economics departments in the U.S. with 60 faculty, and offering programs to over 500 undergraduate students (across three majors and three minors in Agribusiness Management, Food Industry Management, Environmental Economics and Management) and 85 graduate students. For more information on the department, see: https://www.canr.msu.edu/afre/.
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