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Academic Advisor - Seidman Student Academic Services

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Position type: EAP - Executive, Administrative, Professional
Location: Grand Rapids
Categories: Seidman College of Business

Summary:  The Seidman College of Business is looking for a full-time Academic Advisor to provide academic, career and developmental advising to business students at both the Grand Rapids and Allendale campuses.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Earned bachelor’s degree
  • Relevant experience in academic advising or coaching within a learning environment
  • Demonstrated understanding of program planning and learning theory
  • Demonstrated ability to understand the needs and challenges faced by students in a post-secondary learning environment
  • Strong communication (oral and written) and organization skills,
  • Ability to work both autonomously and as a key member of an academic advising center team
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse learner populations (preferred)
  • Earned master’s degree in education or related field (preferred)
  • Familiarity with computerized student information systems in general (Banner in specific) (preferred)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft computer applications (preferred)

Primary Duties:               

  • Provide excellent customer service to students, faculty, staff, and external contacts.
  • Provide academic, career and developmental advising to business students at Grand Rapids and Allendale campuses.
  • Proactively assess, monitor, and address student academic needs.
  • Connect students with support services to address academic and personal issues.
  • Provide specific and intentional academic advising and support to students including those experiencing academic difficulty, reentry, and degree completion.
  • If needed, assist with College and University promotional and recruiting events, including nights and weekends.
  • Advise students in course sequencing and time to graduation or program completion
  • Provide support services for the office as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned by the unit administration.  

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Department/Division: Seidman Student Academic Services in the Seidman College of Business www.gvsu.edu/seidman

How to Apply: Applicants must apply online at jobs.gvsu.edu. Include a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, and list of three references, and a 400-word academic advising philosophy.  The online system will allow you to attach these electronically.  If you need assistance or have questions, call Human Resources at (616)331-2215.

Application Deadline: November 28, 2022

Grand Valley State University has a COVID-19 Vaccine policy 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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