School of Social Work in the College of Social Science at Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications for MSW Advisor position in the Academic Specialist Appointment system to join the School of Social Work Graduate Office team.
The MSU School of Social Work is dedicated to educating students for ethical, competent, responsive, and innovative social work practice, and to conducting and disseminating high quality research that improves the well-being of the most vulnerable in society. Our teaching, research, and outreach synergistically promote social justice, positive change, and solutions to the problems facing diverse individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. More than 650 students are enrolled in our CSWE-accredited BASW and MSW programs, and PhD program.
Provide academic advising to applicants and graduate students in the MSW program, to promote academic and professional success, through individual, group, and technology-based modalities.
Interpret and explain academic requirements and policies to students; provide information about course selection, course schedules, course waivers, dual degree/minor opportunities, graduation requirements and other academic questions. Refer students to support services including financial aid, tutorial support, psychological, disability, and testing services.
Develop and monitor advising programming. Identify and create resources to assist students with academic planning and goal setting. Create and supervise peer facilitated activities such as peer mentoring, academic success programming, and peer advising.
Assist students with unanticipated emergency situations that impact their academic progress. Provide support, crisis intervention planning, and responsible reporting for students as appropriate. Collaborate with university and college offices to ensure effective critical incident management.
Maintain and follow appropriate university and government confidentiality and privacy guidelines.
Mediate student/faculty concerns.
Participate in Academic Standing and Student Reviews (ASSR), acting as recorder for the meeting, advocate for the student, and producing follow-up letters to students.
Inform the MSW Assistant Program Director about student or program-related concerns, and consult with the Program Director as necessary.
Participate as a member of the graduate office committee and graduate admissions committee.
Participate in School of Social Work events, such as faculty meetings, graduation, etc.
Serve on sequence committee(s) and other school committees as assigned.
Represent the School of Social Work at college, university, and community events as directed.
Fulfill other duties as required.
Teach courses assigned by Associate Director for Teaching and Instruction for the School of Social Work.
Masters -Social Work
MSW, Two-years post-MSW experience and LMSW preferred;
Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills;
Ability to work independently while functioning as a critical member of an interdependent team;
A commitment to inclusion and providing positive experiences for divers students;
Strong computer skills; comfort with social media, and data management;
Knowledge of (or ability to quickly learn) university, college, and School of Social Work academic processes and policies;
Advising and teaching experience preferred;
Experience working in an academic setting preferred.
Required Application Materials
Name and contact information for three references
Review of application will begin July 8, 2020 and will continue until position is filled.
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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.
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