Official Job Title Academic Advisor
Working Title: Academic Advisor
Position Number 1409
Division Academic Affairs
Position Type Non-Teaching Academic Staff
Appointment Type Fixed Renewable
FLSA Status Exempt
Percent 100
Posting Type Staff/Administrative
Proposed Salary to be offered $44,747
Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program) The Division of Academic Affairs encompasses a wide array of activities and functions that ensure the overall academic quality of the institution. This includes providing administrative oversight and academic leadership for: the College of Business Administration; the College of Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities; the College of Science and Health; the School of Education; Murphy Library; Admissions; Records and Registration; Financial Aid; Career Services; Academic Advising; University Graduate Studies; Extended Learning; the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs; the office of Undergraduate Research and Creativity; the Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning; Institutional Research; and International Education & Engagement. Academic Affairs also provides leadership and support to the nearly four hundred full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 73 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. Through its various functions, the Division of Academic Affairs supports students in the pursuit of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education as well as scholarly activity.
Position Summary The Academic Advisor reports to the Associate Director or Director of Academic Advising Center & Career Services, and works as part of an advising team to advise students, including undeclared students, first-year students with select declared majors, and/or pre-health students, about their major and career options. Responsibilities include working with
students to assist and assess academic needs and performance, helping students plan their coursework to progress to degree completion, planning and presenting outreach programs, and partnering with advising staff and faculty. Works to ensure students receive accurate, timely, proactive, and holistic advising services in support of promoting student success, retention, and program completion. Strives to create a welcoming, equitable, and inclusive environment. On occasion, the advisor may work weekend and evening hours.

There are 2 positions available:
Academic Advisor
Academic Advisor – Pre-Health

required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field required by start date.
  • Experience in advising, teaching, or direct student support
  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated expertise in using office software packages, email, and student record systems.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field by start date
  • Experience advising undeclared or pre-health college students
  • Knowledge of WINGS/Peoplesoft or other student records systems
  • Experience fostering and promoting the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Ability to be thorough, consistent, and accurate in the interpretation of policies
Physical Demands & Working conditions
    • Sitting for extended periods of time
    • Operating a computer
    • Position may infrequently require some evening work
Reasonable Accommodations
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All position descriptions are required to provide physical demands and working condition/environment and may not be published in the job announcement. For information on the physical demands and/or working conditions/environment for this position, please contact Human Resources at or 608.785.8013.

Application Instructions Apply online:

Application deadlines
TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Priority consideration is given to those candidates who apply by the listed ‘First Review Date’.
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 invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration. 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 the Office of Human Resources.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWL is a state agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law. UWL 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 & Reference Check Policy
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Application Deadline 08/18/2023
Continuous (Open Until Filled?) Yes
If Continuous, Initial Review Date 08/18/2023
Position Contact Name Becky Vianden
Required documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Reference Contact Information
Contact Email

The application can be accessed here.