Academic Advisor II - Success Coach
Number of Vacancies
04 - Fine & Performing Arts
H0401-Deans Off Fine, Perf & Comm Arts
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: https://wayne.edu/coronavirus
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
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
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
Provide own transportation to work and work-related events.
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
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
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
Demonstrated ability to work in a team setting.
Demonstrated ability to think creatively.
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
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.
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?
None (New Posting)
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
Instructions for submitting your application:
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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.