Central Michigan University

Central Michigan University


United States

Closing in 111 days

Position Information

Position Information

Posting Number S-2999

Position Number 72145 Type of Recruitment External Position Title COLLEGE ADVISOR/GEAR UP Position Summary

The College Advisor is critical to the success of the GEAR UP program and its students. The College Advisor is part of a team that supports more than 800 students (9-12th grades) in awareness and college readiness in Flint Community Schools to include, Southwestern Classical Academy and International Academy. The College Advisor works with Gear Up staff to assist all students in the discovery, development and realization of career and/or college pathways. The position is based in the Flint Community.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a related field. Experience working with high school and/or college-age students. Clear understanding of the needs of GEAR UP qualified students and knowledge of college services including financial aid, degree completion activities, and academic support programs. Demonstrated sensitivity to the needs of underrepresented populations. Demonstrated ability to use independent judgment and also show organizational, communication, and leadership skills. Skilled at delivering presentations to both small and large groups. Ability to utilize and provide one's own cellular telephone for work-related activities and a willingness to travel. Must possess a valid drivers license.

Preferred Qualifications

A high degree of familiarity with GEAR UP, and knowledge of the regional college's requirements, programs, and degrees. Familiarity with the Flint Community Schools.

Duties & Responsibilities

Reports to the Associate Director of Gear Up/College Day to coordinate student support and programming resources. Represents GEAR UP at high schools,?university events, and public functions to encourage enrollment of students at a specified four-year regional university. Works to support cohort students with required services and all other students throughout the service schools as part of the priority service group. Assists GEAR UP students with developing, exploring and making career and college plans. Builds relationships with schools, students' parents, and communities to promote higher education and build support for student success. Provides continual transitioning and academic support for GEAR UP students during their higher education process. Assists in the coordination and scheduling of GEAR UP high school college day visits on campus. Conducts campus tours and?conferences with GEAR UP students and parents for visitation at the college campus. Communicates admission policies to GEAR UP students, parents, school administrators, counselors, and teachers. Assists with the GEAR UP students' specified college admission, financial aid, student support, and academic process. Develops intervention strategies to assist GEAR UP students with college success and completion. Works with high school instructors to provide and support GEAR UP students. Attends GEAR UP staff meetings, training and conferences as assigned. Serves as part of the team to assist with planning, developing and overall program goals. Responsible for accurate documentation of student records/progress and prepares reports as required in database monthly. Maintains positive leadership, ethical/professional conduct, and confidentiality of program participants information. Collects and tracks data for the grant and annual performance report utilizing the data management system. Supervises and oversees student activities, events and/or programs, and overnight trips. Follows all project regulations to meet all program goals/objectives. Completes monthly reconciliations to track project spending. Facilitates and manages day to day summer activities. Attends meetings, trainings, and conferences as assigned.

Supervision Exercised


Message to Applicants

Central Michigan University is dedicated to fostering a broadly diverse and inclusive campus that respects all social identities, experiences, and perspectives. In an effort to further this initiative, we are especially interested in candidates who will advance and promote an inclusive and supportive environment for every member of our university community.

You must submit an on-line application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position.

Cover letters may be addressed to the Hiring Committee.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit recommendation letters.

Employee Group Professional & Administrative -Salary Staff Pay Level Pay Range $40,000 - $45,000 Division Student Recruitment & Retention Department Gear Up Position Status Provisional Position End Date 09/30/2023 Employment Status Full-Time FTE 1.00 Position Type 12 month Weekly Work Schedule Monday - Friday; 8:00am - 5:00pm; evenings & weekends as required. Location Flint, Michigan About the Department About CMU

Central Michigan University has a more than 125-year legacy of preparing students to become leaders and changemakers in their communities and in their personal and professional lives.

We serve nearly 15,500 students on our Mount Pleasant campus, in satellite locations around the state and throughout the country, and through flexible online programs. Many of our approximately 300 undergraduate, master's, specialist and doctoral programs in the arts, media, business, education, human services, health professions, liberal arts, social sciences, medicine, science and engineering are nationally ranked for excellence.

CMU leads the nation in leadership development programming through our Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute, and we are proud to be among only 5% of U.S. universities in the top two Carnegie research classifications. Our faculty work with graduate and undergraduate students in areas such as Great Lakes research, medical innovation, engineering technology and more.

Central is home to 17 men's and women's Division 1 sports including football, basketball, gymnastics, baseball, wrestling and more. Our student-athletes achieve great success in competition and in the classroom, capturing Mid- American Conference championships and maintaining an average cumulative GPA of 3.17.

CMU is located in Mount Pleasant, a community that blends the best of small- town living with big-city amenities. It's part of the culturally varied and vibrant Great Lakes Bay Region that also includes Saginaw, Bay City, Midland and the state's largest Native American community, centered on the Saginaw Chippewa Isabella Reservation in Mount Pleasant.

Area residents enjoy the mix of outdoor activities, cultural events, shopping and dining options, and family attractions. Other major Michigan destinations and attractions — Lansing, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Traverse City, wineries, beaches, golf and ski resorts, and many more — are within easy reach of the city's central location in Michigan's Lower Peninsula.

CMU employees enjoy access to a nationally recognized wellness program along with health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.

CMU Leadership Standards

Central Michigan University is a place where we value students and work for their success, where we act as family, and where employees are engaged, appreciated and have extraordinary opportunities to make a difference.

We intentionally maintain and strengthen the hallmark CMU culture that sets us apart from our peers by expecting CMU leaders and employees to model the following Leadership Standards and develop them within their teams.

Please review the Leadership Standards before applying for this position.

EEO Statement

CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sex‐based stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or weight (see https: // www. cmich.edu/offices-departments/ OCRIE).

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CMU does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, including admission and employment, and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 not to discriminate in such a matter.

Inquiries about the application of Title IX can be made to CMU's Title IX Coordinator, the US Department of Education's Assistant Secretary, or both.

CMU's Title IX Coordinator can be reached at: Phone: 989-774-3253 Office: 103 E. Preston St. Bovee University Center, suite 306 Mount Pleasant, MI 48858 Email: [email protected]

Posting Ends Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • How did you first learn of this job opportunity? Please list the specific advertising source or indicate if it was word of mouth.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Are you currently an internal employee of CMU according to the university's definition?
  • Yes
  • No
  • If yes, to which employee group do you belong? (If not applicable, select "Not Applicable").
  • Not Applicable
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  • Medical Faculty
  • Office Professional
  • P&A, SO or Faculty
  • Police
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  • Service Maintenance
  • Supervisory/Technical
  • Do you have at least a Bachelor's degree in a related field?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have experience working with high school and/or college-age students?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have experience working with GEAR UP programs and/or high school students, parents, diverse populations and pre-college programs?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Optional & Required Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Optional Documents

  • Recommendation Letters
  • Job details




    Central Michigan University


    United States


    May 25, 2023

    Application deadline

    September 30, 2023

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