Associate Director for Academic Advising

POSITION: A full-time, professional academic staff position is available in the Advising, Retention and Career Center beginning June 1, 2017. The working title for this assignment is Associate Director for Academic Advising with an official title in the Associate Director title series. This is a renewable assignment, contingent on performance and funding. The salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A master’s degree, in a relevant field, from a regionally accredited institution is required. Demonstrated experience working with college students, specifically in an academic advising capacity. Experience serving in a supervisory capacity.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of current best practices in student development theory related to academic advising. Ability to develop innovative approaches to program planning. Strong communication and interpersonal skill. A strong ability in developing cooperative relationships with faculty and staff. Knowledge of career assessments. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. Ability to work with confidential information. Experience overseeing administrative processes. Technical proficiency in PeopleSoft, Perceptive Content, EAB Student Success Collaborative.

• Responsible for the supervision of the advising staff
• Assess programming needs and oversees the development of programming initiatives in the advising center, including a peer advising program
• Implements assessment efforts related to advising practices and student success
• Coordinates resources and best-practices of advising for special populations including at-risk, probation/suspension, exploring majors, transfer, non-traditional, veteran, international and prospective students
• Assists in the assessment of the center’s advising technological needs
• Serves as a liaison with Academic Testing, Career Services, and other departments as needed
• Assists with the development of programming initiatives in the orientation program; provides insight and direction with campus orientation efforts
• Serves in an advising capacity on an as needed basis
• Represents the department on various committees and work groups, and acting on behalf of the Executive Director as requested
• Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director

THE UNIT: The Advising, Retention and Career Center consists of 40+ staff members dedicated to effective campus-wide academic and career advising practices and initiatives. The center consists of Academic Advising, The Office of Career Services, The Center for Service-Learning, Orientation Programs and Degree Review. Our staff partner with faculty advisors from the four colleges to provide our students with a holistic advising approach.

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,400 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation.
The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login." Click the link to the Advising, Retention and Career Center: Associate Director for Academic Advising position (TAM ID # 12833) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically. Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed. Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:
• Letter of application
• Curriculum vita
• Unofficial transcript
• Names and contact information for three references.

Please direct requests for additional information to: Candis Sessions at or 715-836-5111

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by March 1, 2017. However, screening may continue until position is filled. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. A criminal background check is required prior to employment.

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusivity.