Official Job Title ADVISOR
Working Title: Academic Advisor Graduate Programs
Position Number 02086455
Division College of Engineering and Applied Science
Position Type Non-Teaching Academic Staff
Appointment Type Fixed Renewable, Non-Teaching
FLSA Status Exempt
Percent 100%
Posting Type Staff
Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program) UWM, a doctoral/research intensive university, is Wisconsin’s premier public urban university and offers a comprehensive liberal arts and professional education at the undergraduate and graduate level to over 25,000 students. UWM takes pride in being a student-centered institution that is deeply committed to diversity in its student body, faculty and staff, and programs. Our tree-lined, 104-acre campus is located on Milwaukee’s upper-east-side, one of the city’s most attractive residential areas and home to many faculty, staff, and students. For more information, please visit our website at

The College of Engineering & Applied Science (CEAS) consists of seven departments–Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering. The College has approximately 1,600 undergraduate students and 400 graduate students. Greater Milwaukee, the third-ranked manufacturing center in the United States, is home to 400+ engineering firms and 1300+ manufacturing firms. The College has a long history of industrial collaboration and research support. More information about the College can be found at

Job Summary The advisor will provide support in recruitment, registration, admission processes for graduate students, as well as graduate program support and office management functions. Also provide academic advising to graduate students and support to the objectives of College of Engineering & Applied Sciences Graduate Programs.
• Coordination and administration of graduate programs (50%)
• Administration and advising of graduate student admission, registration and enrollment (30%)
• Recruitment responsibilities/program coordination (10%)
• Office management responsibilities (5%)
• Miscellaneous – other duties as assigned (5%)
Minimum Qualifications Applicants for this position must have:

• A bachelor’s degree and/or 3 years or more experience in graduate admissions at UW-Milwaukee
• Evidence of excellent written communication skills
• Evidence of proficiency in computer utilization including Microsoft Office Programs

Preferred Qualifications Highly qualified candidates will also have:
• Bachelor’s degree in Education, Counseling, Engineering or related discipline preferred
• Previous experience working in a higher education environment
• Experience in graduate admissions at a higher education institution
• Excellent verbal communication skills
• Demonstrated organizational ability to successfully complete projects and prioritize multiple tasks accurately with strong attention to detail
• Evidence of ability to work as part of a team and with diverse groups
Application Instructions This is a continuous recruitment with an initial review date of May 21, 2021. Applications received after May 21, 2021 may not receive consideration.

Interested applicants are required to apply online and provide:

• A cover letter addressing your education/experience as it applies to all minimum and preferred qualifications,
• A resume, and
• A document listing the names and contact information for three professional references.

In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidate’s application materials whether she/he meets any of the qualifications, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications.

Application Deadline
Continuous (Open Until Filled?) Yes
If Continuous, Initial Review Date 05/21/2021
Position Contact Name Soi Oh
Contact Phone 4142296211
Contact Email
Application Notes For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.
Legal Notices AA/EO Statement
UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.Reasonable Accommodations
UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin’s Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC and Reference Check Policy
Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your references will be required to answer questions regarding any past findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)
For the UWM Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see, or call UWM’s Dean of Students Office, Student Union 345 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.

Employment Authorization
In compliance with federal law, all persons at the time of their start date will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

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