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Engineering Academic Advisor I

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Position Title Engineering Academic Advisor I
Department Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Location Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Position Type Staff
Full-time/ Part-time Full-time
Full-Time Equivalent (1.0=100%) 1.0
Appointment Term 12 Month
Pay Type Salary Basis
Salary or Hourly Rate Negotiable Based on Experience & Qualifications
Position Duration Dependent on External Funding? No
Title of Position Supervisor Engineering Academic Advisor II

Position Summary Information

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Description Summary

Advise Bachelor of Science students in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) in all academic and career aspects of their program of study including degree and course planning, co-ops/internships, registration, transferring of credits, and degree requirements. Represent the ME-EM department to prospective students and parents through individual visits and outreach activities. Coordinate ME-EM related pre-college programs and first year orientation for the department.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

1. Assist students with degree planning to include courses, minors, concentrations, co-ops/internships, study abroad and other broadening opportunities.
2. Check degree schedules for certification of graduation using the Degree Audit Report System (DARS).
3. Represent the ME-EM department by meeting with prospective students and parents.
4. Evaluate previous coursework with regard to degree requirements for the BSME and coordinate transfer credit evaluations with the department.
5. Manage registration conflicts (e.g. filled sections, waiting lists, prerequisite waivers).
6. Update flowcharts and other advising materials including ME-EM advising website and assist with the creation of departmental marketing and promotional materials for undergraduate students.
7. Conduct first year advising meetings.
8. Meet with students experiencing academic difficulty.
9. Participate in program assessment and provide support for accreditation of degree programs.
10. Participate in appropriate department and university level committees.
11. Advise international English as a Second Language and transfer students transitioning into the BSME program
12. Coordinate Summer Youth and other pre-college programming for the department.
13. Coordinate and participate in university and department events (e.g. First Year Orientation, Preview Day, Open Houses, advising meetings, ME Night).
14. Collaborate with Career Services and other campus services to assist students in areas such as career advising, study skills, and time management.
15. Commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work. Actively engage in University continuous improvement initiatives.
16. Apply safety-related knowledge, skills, and practices to everyday work.

Required Education (minimum requirements)

▪ Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and/or engineering related field.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

▪ One year engineering experience.
▪ Experience using personal computers and basic software packages including email, calendaring, word processing and spreadsheet software.

Desirable Education and/or Experience

▪ Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or in a related engineering field.
▪ Experience using BANNER and DARS software.
▪ Experience working with college and/or high school students.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)

▪ Superior interpersonal and written/oral communication skills.
▪ Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across cultural boundaries and work harmoniously with various and diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff.
▪ Demonstrated strong organizational skills.
▪ Demonstrated ability to pay attention to detail and document information accurately.
▪ Demonstrated ability to use judgment when dealing with confidential information (e.g. FERPA).
▪ Demonstrated ability to take initiative to solve problems.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities
Language, Mathematical, and/or Reasoning Skills
Work Environment and/or Physical Demands
Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 3 required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.
Required University Training:
• Employee Safety Overview
• Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training
• Annual Data Security Training
Background Check:
Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 17290
Posting Type Internal & External Posting
Internal Posting Date
External Posting Date 09/27/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
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  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
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