START Academic Advisor

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


Off Acad Affairs

DEPARTMENT: Dbn Student Adv & Resource

SALARY: $42,000.00 –

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 University of Michigan-Dearborn has an exciting
opportunity for an Academic Advisor at the START (Student Advising and Resource Team) office. START advisors work with all new freshmen,
undecided students, and transfer students from three of the University’s academic units (College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters, College of
Engineering and Computer Science, and College of Education, Health, and Human Services).  This position will have a focus on advising
incoming students from the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters (CASL). CASL is home to traditional liberal arts and science majors, such
as English, Psychology, and Biology, as well as interdisciplinary majors like Criminology and Criminal Justice and Women’s and Gender
Studies. START advisors meet with students during new student orientations, and maintaining regular contact with assigned students via
scheduled appointments, group advising, email advising, and during drop-in hours. As a START advisor you may be asked to provide general
advising to students beyond those assigned to you. You will need to have a working knowledge of university policies, including the Dearborn
Discovery Core.


  • Provide academic advising to undergraduate students on course selection,
    curriculum requirements, registration deadlines, college and university policies, and campus resources
  • Provide accurate information,
    advice and counsel regarding academic/career options
  • Assist in administering advising programs designed for specific students, such
    as probationary students
  • Provide academic orientation to incoming undergraduate students
  • Make appropriate referrals to
    support services area
  • Represent START at academic functions, to both internal and external audiences
  • Other related duties as

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • A minimum of two years’
    experience in advising/counseling or higher education administration
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and a commitment
    to detail-oriented accuracy
  • Ability to balance multiple tasks, work under pressure at peak times, and set priorities
  • Ability
    to exercise initiative and work independently
  • Positive, service-oriented approach to tasks, and an eagerness to assist
  • Ability to learn new skills, use new technologies, and understand new policies


  • Bachelor’s degree in a liberal arts or science field
  • Master’s degree in higher education or student
  • Familiarity with higher education and knowledge of student development theory
  • Experience with or willingness to
    learn how liberal arts majors connect with careers
  • Working knowledge of Banner, Degree Works, and Salesforce

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

START Academic Advisor

Job Title

Academic Advisor/Couns Inter

Work Location

Dearborn Campus

Dearborn, MI

Full/Part Time






Organizational Group

Dbn Off Acad Affairs


Dbn Student Adv & Resource

Posting Begin/End Date

8/04/2022 –


$42,000.00 – $45,000.00

Career Interest

Academic & Student

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