Job Summary: JOB SUMMARY: Advise new and continuing students on curriculum requirements, academic achievement, course scheduling, and university policies and procedures. Implement retention-based initiatives for high risk students and/or specific cohorts.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide information and assistance to students concerning academic programs, curricula, academic requirements and related policies and procedures.
Advise students in the selection of an academic program and related course selection.
Assist students to monitor academic progress.
Maintain student records pertaining to academic advisement services.
Participate in programs and services for new students (e.g., orientation programs).
Establish and maintain regular contact with targeted high risk students.
Assist targeted high risk student populations to monitor their academic progress.
Provide appropriate assistance and intervention support services for targeted student populations.
Direct students toward appropriate support services and help centers.
Coordinate retention programming for specific student cohorts.
Other duties as assigned to impact student success and retention initiatives.
RELATED QUALIFICATIONS: Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to work independently and under occasional pressure
Ability to work as a team with administration, faculty, and staff
Ability to work a flexible and varying schedule
Ability to work with diverse student populations.
Knowledge of all SVSU curricula.
Ability to develop and implement creative strategies for program specific recruitment.
Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without accommodations.
Additional Information: The salary for this position is $37,000.
About SVSU: Saginaw Valley State University is a comprehensive university with more than 90 programs of study for its nearly 9,000 students. Located on a suburban campus in Michigan's Great Lakes Bay Region, SVSU is committed to a supportive and empowering environment for students, faculty and staff. The Chronicle of Higher Education recognized SVSU as a "Great College to Work For" in 2016 and 2017.
SVSU emphasizes undergraduate teaching and learning, and community-based research. In 2015, SVSU received the Community Engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, a distinction achieved by only 7 percent of U.S. colleges and universities. By their senior year, 84 percent of students have engaged with community employers and agencies in internships, field placements or some other component of their academic preparation.
SVSU is establishing itself as a leader in STEM education for the Great Lakes Bay Region, partnering with businesses, foundations and school districts to improve students' performance in math and science at the middle school, high school and university levels.
More than 70 percent of SVSU freshmen live on campus in student housing. SVSU fields 17 varsity sports at the NCAA Division II level. The average class size is 23 students. For more information, please visit our website, http://www.svsu.edu.
Internal Number: 208_54417
About Saginaw Valley State University
The University creates opportunities for individuals to achieve intellectual and personal development through academic, professional, and cultural programs. By fostering an environment of inquiry and openness that respects the diversity of all whom it serves, the University prepares graduates whose leadership and expertise contribute to the advancement of a pluralistic society. The University serves as a cultural and intellectual center dedicated to the pursuit and propagation of knowledge.