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Academic Advisor - LAKER Academic Success Center

Apply now Job no: 492790
Work type: EAP - Executive, Administrative, Professional
Location: Allendale
Categories: Student Services

Required Qualifications and Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in education, counseling, or related discipline
  • Experience utilizing learning strategies and developing academic intervention strategies at a university level
  • Two or more years of experience working in Student Support Services, Academic Advising or Higher Education
  • Familiarity with academic assessment tools, current research, and learning strategies
  • Excellent written, communication, and organizational skills
  • Computer experience working with Microsoft Office software including Access

Preferred Qualifications and Education: 

  • Master’s Degree preferred
  • Demonstrated experience working with individuals from diverse educational, cultural, and economic backgrounds
  • Demonstrated experience working with student-athletes

Responsibilities – Essential Functions: 

  • Provide academic support, learning assistance, and academic coaching to student-athletes
  • Coordinate academic success programming for LAKER Center including but not limited to: Life Skills Program, Early Alert Program, Academic Success Programming, Supervised Study and Tutoring
  • Coordinate Faculty Mentoring Program
  • Supervise graduate and undergraduate student staff
  • Participate in recruitment visits for perspective student-athletes
  • Assess student’s academic support needs
  • Assist with new student and transfer student orientations
  • Serve on University committees
  • Participate as full member of the Student Academic Success Center unit

Department/Division:  Student Academic Success Center / Division of Student Services

Salary:  Commensurate with experience

Campus: Allendale

Application Deadline Date:  March 5, 2018

How to Apply: Apply online at and select "Apply now".  Please include a cover letter and resume.  On the application you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically.  If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

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, including sexual misconduct, 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, sex/gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, veteran or active duty military status or weight. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See [Include the following for job advertisements:] TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center 1-800-649-3777.

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