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Career Navigator - Office of the Provost

Apply now Job no: 494110
Position type: EAP - Executive, Administrative, Professional
Location: Battle Creek
Categories: Office of the Provost

Summary:

This role will serve as a liaison between GVSU and the Battle Creek Community, Battle Creek Public Schools (BCPS) and other schools and organizations in the area. This position is in-person and will work on events, programming and initiatives, and will be a resource for prospective students from Battle Creek and Southwest Michigan and those matriculating to GVSU. They will also support the BCPS educational transformation and GVSU grant initiatives.

Essential Functions:

  • Serve as liaison between GVSU and the Battle Creek Community, Battle Creek Public Schools, and other schools and organizations in the area.
  • Provide resources and support to students at Battle Creek Public Schools who are enrolled in GVSU dual-enrollment courses.
  • Provide information to high school and community college counselors and advisors on GVSU academic programs, admissions requirements and processes, student support services and opportunities.
  • In collaboration with high school counselors and administrative teams:
    • Provide career and academic advising and support to students at Battle Creek Public Schools enrolled in GVSU dual enrolled courses that facilitates student success, and persistence.
    • Provide general academic advising to students at Battle Creek Public Schools, and other High School students with an interest in majors and/or minors in programs located at GVSU.
    • Provide advising and support to students experiencing academic difficulty in dual enrollment course(s).
    • Provide support and outreach for new student orientations for GVSU dual enrolled courses at Battle Creek Public Schools.
    • Assist students to understand degree programs that meet their areas of interest, academic requirements for degrees including pathway, ladder or employment options to meet their individual needs, including the types of support services available and how to access.
    • Assist students and families with and/or coordinate assistance for financial aid application process including FAFSA support.
    • Assist students with and/or coordinate assistance with enrollment process, including assisting students with application essays and interviews.
    • Assist high schools to develop academic support strategies that will assist students to be successful in a higher education setting.
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  • Provide career and academic advising to community members with an interest in majors and/or minors for programs offered by GVSU.
  • Educate counselors, parents and students on appropriate resources, support services and educational experiences to facilitate academic and personal success based on individual needs.
  • Provide professional academic advisor support of collaboration initiatives with community colleges and other higher education institutions.
  • Serve as a liaison to GVSU programs.
  • Provide support for university initiatives related to the Battle Creek region to increase student retention, persistence and success.
  • The Career Navigator will split their workdays, with a half-day spent at Battle Creek Public Schools and the other half at the GVSU Battle Creek Regional Outreach Center. 
  • Required to be present during in-class sessions at Battle Creek Public Schools to provide support and answer questions for faculty and students.
  • Perform other duties as required/assigned by manager.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Prefer a Master's degree, particularly one in an academic advising related field (College Student Affairs, Adult & Higher Education, Educational Leadership, Counseling, etc.).
  • Prefer a minimum of one-year experience working within a K-12 and/or higher education setting. Active teaching certificate preferred.
  • Minimum two years of demonstrated academic advising experience in higher education preferred.
  • Understanding of student transition and success issues, especially with first-generation preferred.
  • Experience assisting students from traditionally under-served backgrounds including, but not limited to, first generation, low-income, ethnically diverse and/or students with disabilities, to identify career opportunities, the process to investigate and develop a plan to achieve.
  • Understanding of student development and developmental advising theories.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work both autonomously and as a member of a team that includes external partners.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Understanding of trauma informed approaches for teaching and advising preferred.
  • Experience with recruitment and orientation of new students preferred.
  • Experience building partnerships with community colleges and other higher education institutions preferred.
  • Familiarity with computer student information systems and web-based records and registration programs (Banner, Degree Works, OnBase, etc.) preferred.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Department/Division: Battle Creek Regional Outreach Center/Office of the Provost

Campus: Battle Creek (potential for travel to Allendale and Grand Rapids campuses)

Working Conditions: Normal office environment. Travel between Battle Creek and campuses in Grand Rapids and Allendale will be required. Periodic travel in the state of Michigan, including the Southwest Michigan region, may be required.

Physical Demands: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individual currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

How to Apply: Apply online at jobs.gvsu.edu and select “Apply now”. Please include a cover letter and resume. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you need assistance, please call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

Application Deadline: Consideration of applications will begin immediately and the posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University.

Grand Valley State University has a COVID-19 Vaccine requirement that requires all faculty, staff and students to be vaccinated. New hires will be expected to adhere to the policy unless they are eligible for allowable exemptions or postponement. We will require proper documentation upon hire. Up-to-date information can be found on our Lakers Together website.

Grand Valley State University does not discriminate against students, faculty or staff in any of its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities. Grand Valley State University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. Members of the University community, including candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests, have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, which are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, veteran or active duty military status or weight. In addition, Grand Valley is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to ensure that none of its education programs and activities discriminate on the basis of sex/gender. Sex includes sex stereotypes, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or parenting status. The Office for Title IX and Institutional Equity serves as a resource for the GVSU community and assists individuals who may have been impacted by discrimination or harassment in connecting with resources, imposes measures that protect or support access to programs and activities, and oversees the university’s grievance process for allegations of discrimination and harassment. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, 4015 Zumberge Hall, titleix@gvsu.edu, (616) 331-9530.

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See www.gvsu.edu/affirmative/. TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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