Academic Advisor

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Temporary
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  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Temporary
  • Anywhere




DEPARTMENT: LSA UG: Comprehensive Studies

SALARY: $51,000.00 – $53,000.00

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.


Forged out of three decades of organized, direct action led by the Black Action Movement (BAM), the Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP) is a learning community and academic unit serving 3,000 undergraduate students annually, many of whom identify with populations that have been historically underrepresented in U.S. higher education. CSP students are identified through the highly selective U-M admissions process and are the top students in their home communities. First-time first-year and transfer students are admitted to CSP in the spring, summer, fall, and winter terms. Students who are not admitted to CSP may choose to become a CSP affiliate at any point in their undergraduate career.  

CSP provides comprehensive academic support to U-M students through LSA courses, holistic academic advising, academic and co-curricular programming, and student support services that utilize high-impact, inclusive practices to encourage student agency and engagement.

Advising is central to the mission of CSP. Using the GROW Model for CSP Academic Advising, our advisors are charged with developing relationships with students as they center them as equal partners in the advising experience. 

Learn more about CSP at

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.

Who We Are

CSP sits within the Undergraduate Education division of the College of Literature, Sciences, and the Arts (LSA) and serves students across multiple schools and colleges, including the College of Engineering, the Ross School of Business, School of Kinesiology, and the School of Nursing. Many CSP students are the first in their family to go to college, identify with populations historically underrepresented in U.S. higher education, or attended systemically under-resourced high schools, both urban and rural. CSP plays a high-profile role in the LSA and U-M commitment to access, diversity, and inclusion for all of its undergraduates from admission to graduation.

CSP provides its diverse community of students with a variety of courses, programs, and other enrichment opportunities, including: 

  • Credit-bearing and intensive introductory courses in select disciplines
  • Holistic general advising (academic, personal, and financial)
  • Pre-professional academic advising
  • Embedded counseling and psychological services
  • The Summer Bridge Scholars Program
  • Individual and group tutoring services
  • Academic success workshops
  • The CSP mentorship program
  • The CSP Ambassador program
  • First-year interest groups
  • GRE, MCAT, and LSAT test preparation
  • Individual and student organization funding grants
  • Employment opportunities


The CSP academic advisor is responsible for advising students entering the university and is expected to maintain regular contact with their assigned students until graduation, providing accurate information about university procedures, policies, resources, programs, and curriculum. The advisor’s duties include conducting in-person and virtual one-on-one appointments and group workshops, corresponding with students via email, tracking student academic progress, maintaining communication with CSP faculty, partnering with students as they invest in curricular and co-curricular opportunities, and connecting students with campus partners as appropriate. 

This position is primarily on-campus with possible allowances for occasional remote work after a probationary period, and reports directly to either the Assistant Director or a Coordinator of Academic Advising. 

Individual Student Advising:    50%

  • Orient CSP students to academic programs and university services
  • Advise and support an assigned caseload of a diverse group of undergraduate students
  • Implement the GROW Model for CSP Academic Advising in all advising interactions 
  • Maintain a systematic process for monitoring academic progress and providing individual feedback to students
  • Provide intensive advising during the Summer Bridge Scholars Program
  • Introduce career exploration opportunities and assist with graduate and professional school preparation
  • Respond to inquiries, requests or complaints from students, faculty, or staff and assist in their resolution
  • Prepare reports on work activities
  • Recommend co-curricular activities that enhance student life within the university and local community for a diverse group of students

Advising Team Responsibilities:    25%

  • Plan year-round activities for advising team (New Student Initiatives, Student Success Initiatives, or Summer Initiatives)
  • Participate in assessment and evaluation of team programs
  • Support the hiring, training and supervision of student staff
  • With team lead, prepare an annual report on advising team activities

Administration and Professional Development:    25%

  • Maintain regular contact with assigned students
  • Maintain liaison relationships with key stakeholders across the University and make appropriate referrals
  • Participate in assessment of advising services
  • Maintain accurate records of student contact and interactions, procedures, and decisions
  • Conduct outreach to prospective and current students
  • Maintain knowledge of current trends in higher education and student advising
  • Strengthen allyship and anti-racist practices
  • On-going training in effective advising practices

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year university
  • Demonstrated experience advising or mentoring college students
  • Demonstrated commitment to access, inclusion, equity, and anti-racism, including experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and identities
  • Proven ability to successfully work in a collaborative team environment, including faculty and administrators across a wide variety of university offices and programs
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to establish positive and respectful working relationships with students, members of students’ home communities, and university staff and faculty
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to maintain the integrity of confidential materials and student information
  • Ability to occasionally work during early mornings, evenings, and/or weekends

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree in a liberal arts field, higher education, or area of study affording understanding of the undergraduate student experience
  • Academic advising and/or teaching experience in a university setting
  • Knowledge of the purposes and objectives of a liberal arts education

Salary is commensurate with direct advising experience and demonstrated past performance results.

Additional Information

As one of the world’s great liberal arts colleges, LSA pushes the boundaries of what is understood about the human experience and the natural world, and we foster the next generation of rigorous and empathetic thinkers, creators, and contributors to the state of Michigan, the nation, and the world.

  • To learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion in LSA, please visit
  • To learn more about LSA’s Mission, Vision and Values, please visit

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.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

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.

Job Detail

Job Opening ID


Working Title

Academic Advisor

Job Title

Academic Advisor/Couns Inter

Work Location

Ann Arbor Campus

Ann Arbor, MI

Full/Part Time




FLSA Status


Organizational Group

College Of Lsa


LSA UG: Comprehensive Studies

Posting Begin/End Date

8/02/2022 – 8/19/2022


$51,000.00 – $53,000.00

Career Interest

Academic & Student Services

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