Official posting: https://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/35564

Position Information

Posting Details 

Official Job Title ACADEMIC ADVISOR AND GRADUATE ADVISOR
Working Title:
Position Number 02229809 and 02282380
Division Joseph J Zilber School of Public Health
Department B7001 Public Health Administration
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)
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee provides a world-class, affordable education to 24,000 students from 90 countries. As one of the nation’s top research universities, UWM partners with leading companies in Wisconsin and beyond to advance knowledge, bring new discoveries to market and prepare students for work in a global economy. We are committed to attracting, retaining and growing a diverse staff that honors unique experiences and perspectives. At UWM, we strive to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming. We take pride in being dedicated to diversity in its student body, faculty and staff, and programs. Join our UWM family where your talents and expertise are recognized, valued, and contribute to greater pathways of success in both your career and life.

As the only accredited school of public health in the state of Wisconsin, the Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health fosters a uniquely interdisciplinary environment and offers opportunities for collaboration across the University. The Zilber School currently offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health and Master of Public Health (MPH) degrees in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Environmental Health Sciences, Community and Behavioral Health Promotion, Epidemiology and Public Health Policy and Administration, as well as PhD programs in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Environmental Health Sciences, and Community and Behavioral Health Promotion. For more information, please visit https://uwm.edu/publichealth/.

We are currently recruiting to fill both an Academic Advisor and a Graduate Advisor position. Candidates may be considered for either, or both, positions, depending on candidate’s preference. Please indicate your preference in your cover letter.

Job Summary
These positions both report directly to the Student Services Director. The incumbent for each position must maintain confidentiality and demonstrate professional demeanor, and high levels of ethics and integrity. The ideal candidates will strive to encompass the Zilber School of Public Health’s mission and vision of diversity and inclusion through each of their assigned responsibilities.

The Academic Advisor will carry out essential functions within the Office of Academic and Student Affairs at UWM’s Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health. Essential functions include providing academic and career-related advising for current and prospective undergraduate students, student retention and recruitment, admissions, orientation, and enrollment management.

The Graduate Advisor is responsible for developing and delivering the administrative and student activities of graduate degree programs and certificates, which includes but not limited to academic advising, student retention, admissions, orientation, and enrollment management. The position will serve as the primary contact for the School’s current graduate students, as well as serve as the School’s liaison to the Graduate School.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Evidence of excellent written communication
  • At least one (1) year of professional level work experience
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office or equivalent
Preferred Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s degree in a field related to public health
    • Master’s degree in Public Health, Education, Student Services, Counseling, or related field
    • Experience in recruiting and/or advising students in higher education
    • Prior work experience working with high school and/or college students
    • Prior experience giving public presentations
    • A familiarity with UWM’s (or in the UW System) academic programs, admission requirements, University policies and procedures as staff member and/or a student
    • Ability to communicate and foster effective relationships with people from diverse cultural, educational, and financial backgrounds
    • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively in a team-based environment
    • Demonstrate interpersonal, organizational and prioritization skills with high attention to detail, including evidence of being able to prioritize and utilize effective time management practices
Application Instructions
Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, a resume addressing all of the minimum and preferred qualifications listed above, and the names and contact information (phone number and email address) of three professional references. Please indicate in your cover letter which position/s you would like to be considered for.

In instances where the search and screen committee is unable to ascertain from the candidate’s application materials whether they meet any of the qualifications, they may be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications.

This is a continuous recruitment with an initial review date of November 7, 2022. Applications received after November 6, 2022 may not receive consideration.

Application Deadline
Continuous (Open Until Filled?) Yes
If Continuous, Initial Review Date 11/07/2022
Position Contact Name Chris Cigale
Contact Phone 414-229-3410
Contact Email ccigale@uwm.edu
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.

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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)

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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.

Title and Total Compensation Project

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study/

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  3. References

Optional Documents

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * I would prefer being considered for the following position/s:
    • Academic (UG) Advisor
    • Graduate Advisor
    • Both