ECE Undergraduate Academic Advisor

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





SALARY: $55,000.00 – $61,000.00

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.


The ECE Undergraduate Academic Advisor is an integral member of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Student Services Team which supports and provides high quality, professional, and impactful services, programs, and resources for students. This position serves as the primary advisor for Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering undergraduate students from matriculation through graduation. Responsibilities include providing a broad range of administrative and programmatic assistance to the ECE Undergraduate Advising Coordinator, the faculty Chief Program Advisors, faculty and staff. The advisor is the initial point of contact for undergraduate students and campus units regarding undergraduate ECE students.

This position is required to provide accurate and timely academic advising (via in person appointments, email, phone and virtual meetings) on curriculum, academic programming and resources, policies and procedures; support various initiatives as led by the ECE Undergraduate Advising Office and the broader ECE Division.

Why Work at Michigan?

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 with immediate vesting
  • Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses
  • Maternity and Parental Leave


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Academic Advising

Serve as liaison on all academic matters related to department, College, and University affairs related to undergraduate students. Advisors will answer questions and work through problems related to educational needs and academic performance, counsel students and recommend appropriate services, and confer with the ECE Undergraduate Advising Coordinator and/or Chief Program Advisors on issues that require higher level decisions. This process requires independent thinking and sound judgement as well as the ability to recognize sensitive matters that need to be referred to campus/College resources and move forward in a confidential manner and within FERPA guidelines. Semester by semester duties include working with students on degree requirements, degree/success planning, course selection/registration, credit transfer, academic standing and performance concerns, letter requests, and more. Advisors will prepare documents and records for advising appointments, track and monitor student progress/outcomes, complete final degree audits, and attend relevant meetings. Additional duties for follow-up include adding notes to the online student file system, and reviewing and processing relevant forms.

Program Administration 

Advisors are responsible for working to administer aspects of ECE’s undergraduate programs and curriculum. They will keep current on pertinent changes within the department or Colleges that impact student degrees, student life, and future outcomes. Advisors will assist in updating advising materials both in print and on the website, including but not limited to web content, handouts, resource materials, and the College of Engineering Bulletin. This role will provide accurate and timely information to faculty advisor colleagues and will work as part of the ECE Undergraduate Advising Office team to maintain records.

Outreach, Recruitment, and Special Projects 

Coordinate and present at various recruitment and outreach events such as the College of Engineering Majors Fair and Campus Day. Develop and execute plans for community-building events and initiatives focused on personal and community development within the ECE undergraduate population. Collaborate with other CoE/LSA offices (Engineering Career Resource Center, International Programs in Engineering, etc.) and ECE student groups to support additional student events and initiatives surrounding career development, extracurricular involvement. Identify opportunities for new or improved services within the ECE Undergraduate Advising Office and work to bring them to fruition. 

This position reports to the ECE Undergraduate Advising Coordinator and may require support of other initiatives or duties as needed.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2-4 years of experience working in a higher education setting or equivalent amount of education and 5-7 years of experience working in a higher education setting
  • Experience in student services and the ability to communicate accurate information in a context-aware and welcoming style. 
  • Broad knowledge of student development, advising and mentoring, higher education practices, U of M procedures, and campus resources. 
  • Ability to work independently, exercising a high level of resourcefulness, and the ability to work in a collaborative manner on a team. 
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks in a high-traffic and high-demand environment. 
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Understanding of the importance of inclusion, demonstrated through a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization. 
  • High level of proficiency and accuracy with Microsoft Word, Excel and Adobe Suite software and Google collaboration tools. Ability to navigate web-based systems and quickly learn and adapt to changing technology. 

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree in student affairs, student services, higher education administration, student development, counseling, or similar. 
  • Relevant experiences working one-on-one with students in a counseling or advising setting. 
  • Working familiarity with the MPathways Student Administration System, Business Objects, and the Google suite of applications.

Additional Information

Michigan Engineers are world-class educators, researchers, students and staff who strive to build a people-first future. As part of the nation’s number one public research institution, Michigan Engineering’s mission is to provide scientific and technological leadership to the people of the world, develop intellectually curious and socially conscious minds, create collaborative solutions to societal problems, and promote an inclusive and innovative community of service for the common good.

Our vision, mission and values are supported by a people-first engineering framework that guides our work. As Michigan Engineers, we strive to apply excellent engineering fundamentals, integrated expertise and equity-centered values to reimagine what engineering can be, close critical gaps, and elevate all people. Information about our vision, mission and values can be found at:

The University of Michigan has a storied legacy of commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). Michigan Engineering models that commitment in our research, culture and collaborations. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of that commitment. Learn more about DEI at Michigan Engineering:

ECE People Powering Innovation

We have been contributing to the science and technology of electrical and computer engineering since 1895. Our longstanding tradition of excellence in education and research is complemented by constant innovation and a vision for a better tomorrow.

Our faculty are leading the way in areas such as low-power computing, integrated analog and digital electronics, embedded systems, communications, energy and power systems, nanotechnology and nanomaterials, applied and computational electromagnetics, radar remote sensing, solar cells and photovoltaics, quantum computing, ultrafast lasers, optoelectronics, plasma science and engineering, terahertz science and technology, MEMS, big data, cyber-physical systems, wireless sensor networks, computer vision, and robotics.

ECE Staff Mission: 
Michigan ECE Staff creates a welcoming environment that fosters world-class collaboration, empowers bold ideas and pursuit of success to enable all to overcome challenges in their quest to be the best.

ECE Staff Values:
ECE will strive for excellence and provide our best service to all by embodying the following values:
Motivation and Innovation: We will be empowered to proactively provide excellent service to all and remain open to creativity in solutions.
Comprehension and Communication: We will clearly understand our work and its purpose, and continue to learn and share our expertise in order to foster organized and transparent practices.
Teamwork and Positivity: We will bring positivity when working collaboratively, while embracing diversity and inclusion, and respecting others’ opinions and ideas.
Leadership and Integrity: We will be positive role models by being respectful, responsive, and accountable.

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.

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Job Detail

Job Opening ID


Working Title

ECE Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Job Title

Academic Advisor/Couns Inter

Work Location

Ann Arbor Campus

Ann Arbor, MI

Full/Part Time




FLSA Status


Organizational Group

College Engineering


COE EECS – ECE Division

Posting Begin/End Date

8/02/2022 – 8/09/2022


$55,000.00 – $61,000.00

Career Interest

Academic & Student Services