Official posting: https://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/36282

Official Job Title ACADEMIC ADVISOR (2 positions)
Working Title: ACADEMIC ADVISOR
Position Number 01410992, 01503142
Division College of Letters and Science
Department B480111 Student Academic Services
Position Type Non-Teaching Academic Staff
Appointment Type Ongoing/Probationary
FLSA Status Exempt
Percent 100%
Posting Type Staff
Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)

Two annual (12 month), Probationary leading to Indefinite Academic Staff positions for the role of Academic Advisor are open in the Student Academic Services unit in the College of Letters and Science at UW-Milwaukee.

As Wisconsin’s only public urban research university, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has established an international reputation for excellence in research, community engagement, teaching and entrepreneurism. Designated an R1 research institution, UWM educates 24,000 students. UWM has a dual research and access mission aimed at serving the diverse needs of Wisconsin’s largest metropolitan area by furthering opportunities at all levels for students who may be financially or educationally disadvantaged. More than one-third of its students are the first in their families to attend college, and 30 percent are students of color. It is the largest educator of veterans in Wisconsin, with more than 1,000 enrolled each year under the federal G.I. Bill. Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Milwaukee. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community.

The College of Letters and Science is the largest school or college at UWM with more than 1,200 faculty, academic staff, and university employees in 25 academic departments and a variety of centers, facilities, administrative units, and interdepartmental academic programs. The College of Letters & Science is home to over 40 majors and a diverse array of courses in the humanities, natural sciences, and the social sciences. For more information about our advising services, please visit Letters and Science Advising.
Job Summary

Letters and Science Advisors engage students in decision making on academic matters such as major/minor choices, course selection and degree requirements. They educate students about and encourage participation in co-curricular experiences such as internships, undergraduate research, and leadership development opportunities. Advisors maintain appropriate confidentiality, update student advising records, and contribute to the planning and delivery of academic advising related events and programs, such as new student orientation. Advisors work to ensure students receive accurate, timely, and holistic advising services to support academic success, and refer students to appropriate university resources. The advising team strives to create a welcoming, equitable, and inclusive work environment.

This position is in Salary Grade 18, with an anticipated minimum starting salary of $46,000. Salary will be determined by the finalist’s experience, education, training, and other factors.

The University of Wisconsin (UW) System offers a comprehensive benefits package to meet the diverse needs of our community. The University contributes towards the cost of several benefit plans. Some health and life insurance premiums are deducted from salary on a pre-tax basis, saving employees money. This position will be granted 176 hours (22 days) of vacation, 36 hours of personal holiday, and paid legal holidays each year. Sick leave will be granted at 176 hours (22 days) of initial entitlement for use during the first 18 months of employment, after the Initial entitlement period, you may earn up to 96 hours (12 days) of sick leave per fiscal year which continues to accumulate and does not expire. Here is a link to check out more information about benefits: Benefits to Benefit You and Your Life | Human Resources (uwm.edu)

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least one year of professional work or internship/practicum experience in a higher education setting working directly with students
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree
  • Two or more years of experience advising students in a college/university setting
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Experience building relationships with colleagues and students with a diverse array of perspectives and backgrounds
  • Educational background in the liberal arts and sciences
Application Instructions

Interested candidates must upload a resume and letter of application addressing educational and professional work experience and knowledge as it relates to all minimum and preferred qualifications listed above, 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 they meet any of the qualifications, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications.

Application Deadline 02/02/2023
Continuous (Open Until Filled?) No
If Continuous, Initial Review Date
Position Contact Name Jake Azinger
Contact Phone 414-251-8122
Contact Email tazinger@uwm.edu