Academic Advisor II - Success Coach

Wayne State University
Michigan, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 20, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Other Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Information

Posting Details

Posting Number

Position Title
Academic Advisor II - Success Coach

Number of Vacancies

04 - Fine & Performing Arts

Primary Department
H0401-Deans Off Fine, Perf & Comm Arts

Working Conditions
Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit 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 preparing students for success in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color, and other underrepresented people. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Wayne State University requires all students, faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at:

Essential Functions (Job Duties)
Develop and/or support student success initiatives that enhance the retention mission of the college.
Provide comprehensive suite of advising services to prospective and current undergraduate and graduate students.
Partner with other CFPCA academic advisors and staff in other university units to handle complex issues and problems for individual students.
Develop communication techniques that engage students where they are on social media as appropriate.
Provide assistance as needed for recruitment events.
Communicate effectively and accurately academic and non-academic requirements, policies and procedures to students, staff and faculty.
Work as a member of the CFPCA advising team and serve as the college liaison to other units as appropriate.
Continuously develop knowledge of best practices and tools in the areas of advising and learning communities.
Must be available to work evening and weekend hours as need and requested.
Provide own transportation to work and work-related events.

Unique Duties
Develop and run intervention programs to promote success strategies for students on academic probation as well as students who are making adequate academic progress.
Develop and coordinate the college presentation and oversee student presenters for First Year Student Orientation sessions.
Coordinate programming, oversee peer mentor(s) and partner with Residential Life for college-level learning communities and themed housing.
Coordinate and assist in developing career advising programs within the college as appropriate.
Prepare reports using student enrollment and retention data to support student success initiatives.

Master's degree required.
At lease one degree or more from the disciplines in the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts; education, advising, counseling, or related field.
Previous work experience in higher education or a related non-profit setting.
Knowledge of best practices in academic advising.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with students with varying levels of academic preparedness.
Computer skills commonly utilized in an office setting.
Demonstrated excellence in time management and organizational skills.
Demonstrated ability to work in a team setting.
Demonstrated ability to think creatively.

Preferred Qualifications
Computer literacy skills including but not limited to working knowledge of database management and reporting, Microsoft Office suite, latest software for creating online content.
Some residential life experience.
Some learning community experience.
Experience with diverse student populations: ethnic, gender, age, economic level, first generation, etc.
Demonstrated ability to quickly assimilate extensive knowledge of a complex nature.
Demonstrated ability to relate well and establish rapport with students, staff, faculty, parents and community members.
Ability to produce engaging written and audio-visual content for website and social media.

Testing Requirements
Not Applicable

Test Scheduling

Job Type

Job Category
Faculty and Academic Staff

Duration of Posting

Fiscal Year of Job Open Date

Job Open Date
(When job is posted in the system)

Job Close Date
(or until suitable candidate is found)
Until Suitable Candidate is Found

Is this position reposted?

Reposting Reason:
None (New Posting)

Application Information

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

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Funding/Salary Information

Salary (Minimum)
(Non-Academic Only)

Salary (Hire Max)
(Non-Academic Only)

Salary (Maximum)
(Non-Academic Only)

Hourly Rate
(Non-Academic Only)

Salary Range
(Academic Only)

Is Position Bump Ineligible?
(Non-Academic, Represented positions only. Select 'No' for Academic. Select N/A if Non-represented.)
**NOTE: If 'Yes' is selected, then this is a Bump Ineligible Position (BIP). The person who bids or hires into this 100% grant funded position has no bumping rights upon grant expiration or in a reduction of force.

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