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Academic Advisor Coordinator
The Academic Advisor Coordinator supervises, manages, and coordinates the activities of the College Advising Center and/or lab, which are intended to help students plan their academic study and maximize their academic potential. Counsels undergraduate students in the University's core curriculum and relevant degree program requirements. May determine students' eligibility for enrolling in upper-division courses in the College. Verifies students eligibility for graduation. May coordinate the student internship program.
Works with students to provide information regarding degree programs, educational options, and requirements. Works with and supervises College Advising Center staff to ensure that advising, recruiting, and student retention programs are successful. Maintains complete and accurate confidential student records. Maintains data related to accreditation. May recruit employers for student internship program, communicate with such employers, and coordinate placement of students with employers. May oversee student assistants working in the lab or advising center. Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum of two years previous experience in academic advising. Must be experienced in the use of computer software applications (Microsoft Office preferred). Experience with MSU student software system is helpful.
Must have excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills with the ability to multi-task. Must have knowledge of or be able to quickly learn the curricula and requirements of the College's various programs and the University's core curriculum.
Must have a demonstrated interest in working with and assisting students. Must be able to handle a heavy volume of student traffic. Must be able to work on multiple projects concurrently. Must be able to maintain confidentiality. Must be able to make group presentations and participate in other professional activities. *Regular reliable attendance is required. *This position is designated as security sensitive and requires a criminal background check.