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Michigan State University Honors College invites applications for the position of Academic Specialist - Advisor.  The position joins a team of advisors who advise and support a diverse population of high achieving undergraduate students in all disciplines.

  • Intensive student academic advising to track progress toward University degree requirements using online records systems.
  • Must be comfortable interacting with these online systems, or learn them quickly, and share responsibility for recording individualized student programs for our approximately 4000 students.
  • Consultation with faculty honors advisors and instructors in all departments;
  • advising at Academic Orientation Program;
  • interaction with academically-talented undergraduates in all disciplines;
  • coordination of selected opportunities for honors students, such as seminars, international experiences, scholarships;
  • intentional advising and provision of wrap-around support services for specific populations of Honors College students (e.g. international students, under-represented minorities, and/or first generations students, etc.). 
  • Develop, implement and provide support for diversity and inclusion initiatives and programming within the college (e.g. International Scholars Advisory Board, Mosaic, etc.); leadership or coordination of other programs as assigned; some advising and recruiting activities involving evenings and weekends. 

Additionally, the position requires teaching.  Potential offerings include seminars for first year students, student leadership courses and/or related content.