Title: Associate Director, Academic Advising and Exploration Center
Institution: University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
URL: http://www.uww.edu/employment/academic-staff-non-instructional/posting?listing=1630

Description: ATTENTION:

The Division of Enrollment & Retention seeks an Associate Director, Academic Advising and Exploration Center. 


The Associate Director will serve as an integral part of the Division of Enrollment & Retention. The position reports to the Director of the Academic Advising and Exploration Center (AAEC), who reports to the Assistant Vice Chancellor. This position will coordinate the planning and implementation of programming for reinstated and probationary students. The position will serve as the Chair of the Academic Standards Committee, coordinate the appeal process for reinstatement to the University, and serve as a campus resource for academic standards. Additionally, the position will serve as a Coordinator of the Testing Office on campus – which meets campus and community testing needs. Finally, the position is part of the administrative staff within the AAEC. 


Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree required (by the start date)
Four years of academic advising or similar experience in a higher education setting (professional advising preferred)
Commitment to a student-centered approach with the ability to work with a diverse population
Demonstration of excellent organizational, communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
Involvement on a college campus (as a professional preferred)
Experience developing and administering support programming for students
Progression of experiences/duties/responsibilities on a college campus
Experience administering certification or standardized tests—both paper based and electronic administrations
Willingness and ability to be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations, including necessary training and drills
Desired Qualifications:
Knowledge of PeopleSoft or similar Student Information Systems
Budgetary experience
Supervisory experience

Responsibilities include coordinating the programming of the Office of Reinstated and Probationary Students; serve as the Chair of the Academic Standards Committee, and administering the duties and functions related to Academic Standards; and serve as the Director of the Testing Office. Participation in Warhawks SOAR events and Warhawk Premiere Days. May teach one section of the New Student Seminar, or coordinate a learning community. Contribute to the administration team of the AAEC. Available for walk-in hours in the AAEC, serves as a liaison to campus offices/departments, assist as a mentor to advisors in the AAEC, and other duties as assigned. 

Office of Reinstated and Probationary Students 
Develop programming to promote the success of probationary students
Serve as a campus resource for students having academic difficulty
Collaborate with campus partners and coordinate efforts to facilitate student success
Utilize data analytics to evaluate services, create programming, and to educate the campus community
Coordinate programming with Early Success Coordinator
Academic Standards
Serve as the Chair of the Academic Standards Committee
Update and maintain the Academic Standards website
Serve as a resource for University standards to the campus community
Coordinate the appeal processes (including notification, review, and record keeping)
Update student records in regards to academic standing
Testing Office
Supervise Testing Office (including the recruitment, training, and supervision of 4-5 student workers and 2 graduate assistants)
Evaluate and update Test for Credit booklet (including collaborating with academic departments, updating rules within Peoplesoft, coordinating policies to UW System and testing agencies, and updating website)
Maintain certifications and testing security requirements for all tests delivered
Coordinate the staffing and delivery of all tests
Collaborate and communicate with campus and surrounding communities regarding testing needs and testing changes
Responsible for maintaining accurate records and posting test results and corresponding credits or waivers
Manage Testing Office budget and adhere to cash handling procedures

The Academic Advising and Exploration Center is a comprehensive first-year advising center with 20 staff and 5 GAs. The office provides advising to most first-year students and 200 undecided sophomores; the director supervises the Coordinator of the Pathways for Success program and the Associate Director who serves as the Coordinator for Testing and Academic Standards. 


UW-Whitewater (http://www.uww.edu) is the largest regional comprehensive university within the UW System and enjoys a reputation as a high quality residential campus located near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest in southeastern Wisconsin. UW-W is situated on 400 acres of land and has an annual budget of more than $219 million. UW-W is located in the community of Whitewater, which has 14,622 residents and is within convenient driving distance to the metropolitan areas of Madison, Milwaukee and Chicago. The university enrolls more than 12,000 students in 50 majors housed within four academic colleges. UW-Whitewater also offers 16 master’s degrees and a Doctorate in Business Administration. The university’s strategic plan can be found at: http://www.uww.edu/strategic-plan. It has a special mission within the UW System to serve students with disabilities and, as such, embraces the principles of universal design and is one of the most accessible campuses in the state. UW-Whitewater is a Division III NCAA university and member of WIAC (http://wiacsports.com). The campus has over 200 student organizations and is a vital economic engine for southeastern Wisconsin.

UW-W is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, building a diverse faculty and staff with expertise and interest in serving students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and other distinct characteristics in respectful, sensitive and understanding ways. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans.


The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is part of the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System (https://www.wisconsin.edu).

Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants may indicate in writing that their identity should be kept confidential. In response to a public records request, the University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(a).

UW-Whitewater requires criminal background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.

The University of Wisconsin – Whitewater requires that all employees be active participants in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.

For UW-W Campus safety information and crime statistics/annual Security Report, see http://www.uww.edu/asfr. If you would like a paper copy of the report please contact the UW-Whitewater Police at 262-472-4660


UW-Whitewater embraces AAC&U’s LEAP principles (http://www.uww.edu/leap) and emphasizes student, staff and faculty participation in High-Impact Practices (https://www.aacu.org/resources/high-impact-practices). The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (http://www.uww.edu/orsp) provides support for faculty scholarly and creative activities as well as other opportunities to apply for reassigned time and/or other resources to support research activities. UW-Whitewater faculty and staff also have access to technology transfer and research resources provided by WiSys (https://www.wisys.org). 


Applications received by April 28, 2018 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invisted to participate in the next step of the selection process. 

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at 262-472-1024 or hrstudent@uww.edu.

For questions regarding the position please contact:

Nelson Edmonds
Director, AAEC


Only complete application packages will be considered. A complete application inclues online submission of the following documents:
Cover letter outlining the qualifications related to the position
Names and contact information for a least three professional references
The Job ID is 14161.

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Contact Name: Nelson Edmonds
Contact Email: edmondsn@uww.edu

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