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Academic Advisor I/II (A99181)

Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 22, 2024

Job Details

Academic Advisor I/II (A99181)

Wayne State University is searching for an experienced Academic Advisor I/II (A99181) at its Detroit campus location.

Wayne State is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit, Michigan where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high-quality education. Our deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities which prepare students for success in a global society.

Essential functions (job duties):

Communicate effectively and accurately academic and non-academic requirements, policies, procedure within the University and the Mike Ilitch School of Business.

Maintain continuous advising relationships with students; effectively engage students in broad discussion from initial college preparedness through career planning; monitor and communicate using university systems, social media, small group, and face-to-face sessions, as appropriate.

Coordinate retention efforts within the Mike Ilitch School of Business.
Work with supervisors and in consultation with experience advisors, work with minimal supervision.

Demonstrate ability to act as liaison with other units; participate in meetings and work as a member of a team.

Advise prospective and current undergraduate and post Bachelor students within the Mike Ilitch School of Business; provide a comprehensive suite of advising services; advise potential and current students on admission, graduation, and certification.

Conduct information sessions and provide academic advising on main campus and at extension centers.
Assist in the School’s recruiting efforts, represent department at regional high school and community college programs and at college recruiting events; coordinate special programs.

Prepare undergraduate, and post-bachelor work plans.

Verify requirements for certification, graduation.

Must be available to work evenings and weekend hours as requested.

Must have own transportation.

Continuously develop knowledge of best practices, policies, procedures, technological tools, etc.

Facilitate orientation sessions and/or orientation courses for FTIACs, transfers, and other student populations.


Bachelor’s Degree (Advisor 1) in education, counseling or related field or minimum of master’s degree in education, counseling or related field (Advisor II).

Advising experience at a university or community college level working with a diverse student body. Minimum of 3 years’ experience as an academic advisor for Advisor II

Ability to quickly assimilate extensive knowledge of a complex nature.

Ability to relate well and establish rapport with students, other staff, parents, and community.

Previous experience in higher education setting (desired).

Time management, organization, communication- written and oral, interpersonal, computer skills, Banner skill (desired), ability to work effectively in a team setting, creativity.

Working knowledge of social media (desired).

Knowledge of best practices in academic advising.

Experience with diverse student populations: ethnic, gender, age, economic level, first generation, etc.

Ability to work effective with students of varying levels of academic preparedness.


H16 - School of Business Admin

Primary department:

H1608 - Business Admin Student Services

Employment type:
  • Regular Employee
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Job category: Academic/Faculty
Funding/salary information:
  • Compensation type: Annual Salary
  • Hourly rate:
  • Salary minimum: TBD
  • Salary hire maximum: TBD
Working conditions:

Office and Classroom environment

Job openings:
  • Number of openings: 1
  • Reposted position: No
  • Reposted reason: None (New Requisition)
  • Prior posting/requisition number:
Background check requirements:

University policy requires certain persons who are offered employment to undergo a background check, including a criminal history check, before starting work. If you are offered employment, the university will inform you if a background check is required.

Equal employment opportunity statement:

Wayne State University provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. The university encourages applications from women, people of color and other underrepresented people. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


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