Essential Functions: The ideal Academic Advisor I will provide related services and support to students for the College of Engineering, focusing on the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE).Essential Functions:Communicate effectively and accurately academic and nonacademic requirements, policies, procedures.Maintain continuous advising relationships with students; effectively engage students in broad discussion from Initial college preparedness through career planning; monitor and communicateusing university systems, social media, small group, and face-to-face sessions as appropriate.Coordinate retention efforts. Work with supervisors and in consultation with experienced advisors, work with minimal supervision.Act as liaison with other units; participate in meetings and work as a member of a team.Advise prospective and current undergraduate students; 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 the main campus and at extension centers.Plan, develop, evaluate and maintain up-to-date transfer guides and articulation agreements.Assist In 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.Continuously develop knowledge of best practices, policies and procedures, technological tools, etc.Facilitate orientation sessions and/or orientation courses for FTIAC, transfers, and other student populations.Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in education, counseling or related field.Minimum 2-3 years of experience working directly with students providing academic advising, counseling or related services in a higher education/non-profit setting. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Ability to relate well and establish rapport with students, other staff, faculty, parents, and community. Responds to inquiries and effectively transfers knowledge to others. Excellent demonstrated written and oral communication skills. Strong time management, organizational skills. Knowledge of best practices in academic advising.Ability to quickly assimilate extensive knowledge of a complex nature. Ability to identify, intervene and resolve problems or discrepancies. Able to analyze, review and verify accuracy of data and information. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of sensitive information and situations. Maintains neutrality and listens actively to stakeholders. Able to work collaboratively with individuals and teams. Performs work tasks with diplomacy and close attention to detail. Understands diverse student populations, ethnic, gender, age, economic level, first generation, etc. Able to work effectively with students of varying levels of academic preparedness.Working knowledge of social media.Proficient in standard office software applications such as Microsoft Office, Outlook, Word, Excel. Proficient in or capable of quickly learning University systems (Cognos, Banner SIS, STARS, etc.).Must be available to work evening and weekend hours as requested.Must have own transportation.
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.