Essential Functions: Job Purpose:The University Advising Center seeks an Academic Advisor II to join its dedicated team of professionals. We deliver high quality, student centered and culturally responsive support to students. The successful candidate will be responsible for supplemental advising support for students who qualify for the WarriorWay Back debt forgiveness program and adult learners who need guidance and support as they return to Wayne or enter Wayne for the first time as an adult learner. The successful candidate will also be responsible for the supplemental advising support for students who qualify to return to Wayne as part of the Phoenix Reentry Program, an academic second start program. Visit https://wayne.edu/advising/adult-learners for more information about our adult learner programs and support services team.Essential Functions:The advisor is responsible for assisting students with navigating the transition to Wayne State including assessing the most appropriate academic path, helping students assess academic, personal and professional needs, and developing and creating a welcoming environment of support and belonging.Assist students with exploring appropriate majors/programs, balancing life commitments with school and navigating the educational process.Continuous support for adult learners as they work toward degree completion. Assess potential roadblocks/barriers and assist students with navigating through them.As part of the adult learner team, help create and coordinate programs, open houses and information sessions to support the unique needs of adult learners.Provide advising support for students who return through the Phoenix Reentry Program. Work closely with departmental advisors to ensure students are taking appropriate classes while in the program.Make referrals to student support offices as needed.Keep detailed notes in student tracking system.Participate in strategic planning focused on adult learners and returning students.Additional responsibilities as assigned.
Qualifications: Master's Degree in Higher Ed. Leadership, Student Personnel Services or related field.Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.Ability to collaborate as needed.Experience working with diverse populations.Ability to manage priorities effectively and meet deadlines.Experience working with non-traditional students, in particular students who have had their education interrupted but want to return.Experience advocating student needs, goals and concerns with colleagues to create an environment of thriving and persistence.Strong desire to promote educational achievement.Competence in decision making, organization and time management skills with a high attention to detail.Ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours.Excellent computer skills and the ability to adapt to new software programs and online resources.
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 dedicated 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.