Director, Academic Advising and Exploration Center

The Director of Academic Advising and Exploration Center will provide overall leadership to a nationally recognized advising center and serve as the campus expert on academic advising.

Required Qualifications include:
-Master's degree in Student Personnel, Counseling, Adult and Higher Education or related field;
-Six or more years working in a university setting;
-Previous work as an academic advisor or related area;
-Demonstrated cross-department collaboration;
-Excellent oral and written communication skills;
-Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills;
-Demonstrated commitment to diversity;
-Understanding of and a commitment to the UW-Whitewater mission.

Highly Desired Qualifications:
-Doctoral degree;
-Previous experience in a leadership position in an advising center (director, assistant/associate director) or related area such as assistant dean or college advising director;
-Experience supervising staff;
-Experience managing a budget;
-Experience working with probationary or readmitted students;
-Experience with operating a Testing Center.

The position oversees all budgetary responsibilities, assessment and strategic planning for the department including supervision and hiring of 17 staff (15FTE) and 5 graduate assistants. The Center advises most first-year students as well as undecided second-year students (~2,500 total). Advisors meet with first-year students three times each semester through a JumpStart meeting (group advising) and two required one-on-one meetings with each student. The Director will collaborate with staff and faculty from four academic colleges related to academic advising including identifying national best practices for the department and the university. Other duties will include chairing the Advising Council, lead annual campus-wide advising training through workshops and LEARN Center activities, oversee the Testing, Academic Standards (academic suspension/probation process) offices and will be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.

70% Provide leadership and strategic planning of all operations of the Academic Advising and Exploration Center. This includes supervision, evaluation, and training of all staff, management of the departmental budgets, and assessment of the services provided. Will be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.
10% Provide campus leadership regarding all aspects of academic advising.
10% Participate in various committees and groups on campus such as Advising Council, Pathway for Success, University Curriculum Committee, Retention Committee, Academic Standards, etc.
5% Supervise the Testing Office which coordinates national, regional, and campus tests and other placement exams
5% Supervise the Reinstated and Probationary Student Office which is responsible for students who are reinstated from academic dismissal or on academic probation.