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Academic Advisor - School of Education & Human Services
University of Michigan in Flint, Michigan
Date Posted 05/25/2022
Admin-Academic Advising
Salary $41,500.00 - $52,000.00 -  
Employment Type Full-Time
Application Deadline Open until filled

How to Apply

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.


Academic advisors are responsible for directly contributing to the University’s retention and degree-completion goals.  Each advisor manages an assigned student caseload, actively supporting students in all facets of their transition to the university and attainment of their degree.  Following a proactive model of advising, advisors engage early and often with their assigned caseload, working to resolve barriers to student persistence. Close monitoring of students’ academic progress, as well as coordination with faculty, academic support services, and other University resources are expectations of this role.


Student advising of both undergraduate and graduate students

  • Initiates and continues to provide regular communication with newly admitted and continuing students in order to provide comprehensive and holistic academic advising including strategies that promote and sustain persistence.
  • Advises students on course selection, graduation requirements, co-curricular opportunities, and student rights/responsibilities.
  • Works systematically with students to create, monitor, assess and update course schedules and degree-completion plans.
  • Attends new student orientation sessions, providing registration support, as needed.
  • Conducts College Student Inventory (CSI) review meetings with new students.
  • Responds to all faculty-initiated and automated alerts within 48 hours.
  • Accepts referrals from the campus community regarding student needs and issues, following up directly with students, as needed.
  • Assesses student needs, referring students to appropriate university resources, such as Financial Aid, Tutorial Support, Writing Center, Counseling and Psychological Services, Disability and Accessibility Support Services, and Career Services.
  • Intensively monitors and engages with students experiencing academic and/or financial difficulties, including those on academic and/or financial aid probation.
  • Documents all advising appointments/interactions in the University advisor notes system.
  • Maintains a close working relationship with departmental advisors, as well as the Student Success Center staff and director, to ensure seamless advising services across campus.
  • Attends University Academic Advising Committee meetings regularly.

Planning and Assessment

  • In coordination with faculty of assigned department(s), utilizes technology and data management to assist in the development, implementation, and assessment of retention and student outreach programs. The emphasis is on systems dedicated to student academic success, such as those rooted in early academic warning, predictive modeling, and developmental academic advising.
  • Contributes to the development of short- and long-term plans for unit/department(s).
  • Maintains relationships with academic and student affairs offices to ensure that students and faculty advisors are aware of resources, workshops, and support systems on campus.
  • Carries out other assigned duties consistent with scope of the position.


  • Participates in prospective-student recruitment for the University.
  • Assists with developing presentations in support of recruiting efforts.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related profession such as Education, Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, Student Affairs or other relevant discipline.
  • A minimum of two years of academic advising experience working with students at the post-secondary level.
  • Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal communication and empathy.
  • Demonstrated self-starter who is highly motivated.
  • Demonstrated appreciation for, and deep understanding of, diversity and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Knowledge of state and federal privacy regulations.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master's Degree in a related profession such as Education, Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, Student Affairs or other relevant discipline.
  • Demonstrated record of creating and implementing excellent student-centered programming.
  • Demonstrated understanding of data assessment and quality improvement techniques.
  • Master's Degree preferred.
  • Experience advising Education program students.
  • Knowledge of Web Focus, Banner, Student Information System (SIS), and Degree Works.
  • Knowledge of University policies and practices.

Additional Information

In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family, and plan for a secure future. 

Benefits include: 

  • Generous time off 
  • A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions after 12 months of eligible service, with immediate vesting. 
  • Many choices for comprehensive health insurance. 
  • Life insurance 
  • Long-term disability coverage 
  • Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses 

Eligibility for benefits is based on your job group, your appointment percentage and the length of your appointment. Learn more about employee benefits and eligibility and download the Comprehensive Benefits for Faculty and Staff flier

For tuition support information can be found at: https://www.umflint.edu/hr/benefits/

Information about our vision, mission and values can be found at: https://www.umflint.edu/chancellor/leadership-mission-vision/

The University of Michigan-Flint’s DEI plan can be found at: https://www.umflint.edu/dei/


Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations, including boosters when eligible, are required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working remotely.   More information on this new policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint websites.

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