Academic Advisor Flint CIT

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


Flint Cit

DEPARTMENT: Flint Innovation & Tech Dean

SALARY: $41,500.00 –

How to Apply

A cover letter and Diversity Statement are required for consideration for this
position and should be attached as the first and second pages of your resume.

The cover letter must include examples of how your
past work experience is applicable to this position. The letter must also include specific examples of how, in your work experience, you
effectively demonstrated at a minimum, the following behaviors and the impact it had within your organization:

  • Positive
    service-oriented approach to the work environment
  • Experience working with students in an academic setting
  • Excellence
    in interpersonal communication and empathy

Diversity is a core value and foundational concept within the College of Innovation
and Technology (CIT) at UM-Flint. We strongly believe that diversity enriches us all by exposing us to a wide range of ways to understand
and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, define and deliver solutions.

On page two of your application,
attach a Diversity Statement that addresses –

  • How diversity has contributed to your personal and professional growth
  • Your commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion and the ways in which you, as a CIT academic advisor, would support and contribute to
    CIT’s commitment to diversity


The College of Innovation and Technology at the University of
Michigan – Flint is seeking to hire two (2) full time Intermediate Academic Advisors.

CIT Academic advisors are responsible for
directly contributing to the colleges retention and degree completion goals. Each advisor manages an assigned student caseload, actively
supporting students in all facets of their transition to the university and attainment of their degree. Following a proactive model of
advising, advisors engage early and often with their assigned caseload, working to resolve barriers to student persistence. Close monitoring
of students’ academic progress, as well as coordination with faculty, academic support services, and other University resources, are
expectations of this role.

This position requires independence, critical thinking and a strong ability to follow-up while seeing
tasks through to completion.

Why Work at U-M Flint?

In addition to a career filled with purpose and
opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family, and
plan for a secure future.

Benefits include:

  • Generous time off
  • A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching
    contributions after 12 months of eligible service, with immediate vesting.
  • Many choices for comprehensive health insurance.
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care

Eligibility for benefits is based on your job group, your appointment percentage and the length of your appointment.
Learn more about employee benefits and eligibility and download the Comprehensive Benefits for Faculty and Staff flier .

For tuition support information can be found at: benefits/

Information about our vision, mission and
values can be found at:
chancellor/leadership-mission- vision/

The University of Michigan-Flint’s DEI plan can be found at:



  • Advise students on course selection, graduation requirements, co-curricular opportunities, and student
  • Work with students to create, monitor, assess and update course schedules and degree-completion plans
    through the implementation of retention stratigies such as Mandatory Advising
  • Assess student needs, referring students to
    appropriate university resources, such as Financial Aid, Tutorial Support, Writing Center, Counseling and Psychological Services Disability
    and Accessibility Support Services, and Career Services
  • Intensively monitor and engage with students experiencing academic and/or
    financial difficulties, including those on academic and/or financial aid probation
  • Initiate and continue to provide regular
    communication with newly admitted and continuing students in order to provide comprehensive academic advising.
  • Respond to all
    faculty-initiated and automated alerts timely (preferred within 48 hours)
  • Conduct College Student Inventory (CSI) review meetings
    with new students
  • Accept referrals from the campus community regarding student needs and issues, following up directly with
    students, as needed
  • Document all advising appointments/interactions in the appropriate University advising system
  • Attend
    new student orientation sessions, providing registration support, as needed
  • Maintain close working relationships with UM-Flint
    partners (Financial Aid, Registrar’s Office, etc.) to ensure a seamless and impactful college experience for students 
  • Attend
    University Academic Advising meetings regularly
  • Utilizes FERPA protected information and conducts confidential conversations to
    provide these services

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  • Use technology and data management to support the
    implementation and assessment of retention and student outreach programs
  • Contribute to the development of short- and long-term
    plans for CIT Student Services
  • Maintain relationships with academic and student affairs offices to ensure that students and faculty
    advisors are aware of resources, workshops, and support systems on campus
  • Work on specialized projects as determined in
    collaboration with your supervisor
  • Participation in professional development oppertunities
  • Carry out other assigned duties
    consistent with the scope of the position


  • Participate in prospective-student recruitment
    for the Department.

The above is provided as a tool in assisting staff relative to job responsibilities. It is not meant to be so
prescriptive as to prevent additional responsibilities relevant to this role.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related profession such as Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, Student Affairs or other relevant disciplines
  • A minimum of two years of experience working with students in an academic setting, preferably at the collegiate level.
  • Excellent communication skills with strong written and interpersonal skills; ability to successfully work with all levels of staff and
  • Demonstrated experience handling confidential information
  • Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal
    communication and empathy
  • Demonstrated self-starter that is highly motivated
  • Demonstrated appreciation for, and deep
    understanding of, diversity and inclusion
  • Service-oriented and have a positive attitude


  • Demonstrated record of creating and implementing excellent student-centered programming
  • Demonstrated experience with data collection, summary, and quality improvement techniques
  • Demonstrated experience working with
    diverse students populations
  • Master’s Degree preferred
  • Knowledge of Web Focus, Banner, Target X, Business Objective, and
    Degree Works
  • Good attendance record and strong work ethic
  • Must flourish in an environment that is highly flexible,
    collaborative, and requires a high degree of self motivation
  • Prior experience working in higher education
  • Knowledge of
    University policies and practices

Work Schedule

A consistent hybrid work schedule (some days on campus and
some days working remotely) is available for this position at this time. However, this is subject to change based upon the duties of the
position and the needs of the department.

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

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.

EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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


Working Title

Academic Advisor Flint CIT

Job Title

Academic Advisor/Couns Inter

Work Location

Flint Campus

Flint, MI





FLSA Status


Organizational Group

Flint Cit


Flint Innovation &
Tech Dean

Posting Begin/End Date

8/03/2022 – 9/02/2022


$41,500.00 –

Career Interest

Academic & Student Services