Academic Advisor

Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position and to
apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu/

The Academic Advising Center & Career Services at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse seeks a candidate to
join our team, within the Division of Academic Affairs, and serve as an Academic Advisor.
The Academic Advisor reports to the Director of Academic Advising Center & Career Services, and works as part
of a proactive advising team to serve students who are undecided about their major and career options. The
range of responsibilities include working with students to assist and assess academic needs and performance,
advising students regarding course planning and major/career exploration, planning and presenting outreach
programs, developing educational materials, partnering with advising staff and faculty, assisting with training and
mentoring of peer advisors and graduate students.
The successful applicant will demonstrate a commitment to multiculturalism, diversity and inclusive excellence,
and an ability to work with students and colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
This is a full-time, 10-month position working August through May.
Required Qualifications:
• Master’s degree from an accredited institution in a relevant field required by start date.
• Experience working with college students on academic and career related concerns.
• Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Demonstrated expertise in using office software packages, email, and student record systems.
Preferred Qualifications:
• Ability to prioritize and utilize good time management practices
• Ability to gather and synthesize information from a variety of sources.
• Ability to be thorough, consistent, and accurate in the interpretation of policies.
• Knowledge of UW-L academic policies and procedures preferred.
Interested candidates are required to apply online and upload a resume, cover letter, and reference contact
information for 3 professional references (title, name, email address and telephone number).
The anticipated start date for this position is November 15, 2017. Priority consideration will be given to those who
apply by the first review date of September 22, 2017
Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position and to
apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu/
Please contact the Search and Screen Chair if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring
process.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW-La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment
in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La
Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new
knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center
that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.
UW-La Crosse's diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive
Excellence as “... our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all
can thrive." The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while
encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all
facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience. UW-La Crosse is a 2014 recipient of the
Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. UW-La Crosse is proud to
be one of only 83 recipients of this national honor recognizing our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
UW-La Crosse has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than a
decade and is ranked consistently as one of the top institutions in the Midwest. With a student population of roughly 10,500,
the university offers 91 undergraduate programs in at least 30 disciplines and 26 graduate programs in three colleges:
Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the
School of Education. There are 502 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 76 percent of whom hold terminal
degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 86 percent, graduation rate (degree
within six years) of 70 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of
State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation
rates.
The UW-La Crosse campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 52,000) located in western
Wisconsin. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the
Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between.
Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top ten “Best Places to Live” in 2009, La Crosse is one of the most
scenic places in mid-America. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round
outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of
small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony
Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made
La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation.
UW-La Crosse is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented
people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and
perspectives. In support of the Wisconsin Veteran Employment Initiative we encourage veterans and veterans with
disabilities to explore employment opportunities at UW-La Crosse.
As a prospective UW-La Crosse employee, you have a right to obtain a copy of campus safety and security information
(Clery Act) for this institution. You may review this information at http://www.uwlax.edu/Police/Annual-Security-Report/.
Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify
an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, UW-La Crosse does not discriminate on the basis of
arrest or conviction record.

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