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The University of Wisconsin-Stout, Enrollment and Strategic Initiatives (ESI) Division, invites qualified candidates to apply for our Director of Academic Advising position. The Director of Academic Advising provides strategic leadership for academic advising, first-year registration, and retention initiatives.

It is an exciting time for academic advising at UW-Stout. Recently, the institution developed a proposal to restructure academic advising at the university, created an Academic Advising Model Action Plan as part of the Strategic Enrollment Management Plan and is in the process of determining the future structure of academic advising at UW-Stout. The focus of the Director will be to develop and implement an advising model for UW-Stout that is comprehensive, holistic, integrated across campus, and grounded in student success. The successful candidate for the Director of Academic Advising position will be entrusted to move these conversations forward through a collaborative process and lead the development and implementation of the new model.

This position reports directly to the Vice Chancellor of Enrollment and Strategic Initiatives (ESI). The Director supervises academic advisors, administrative assistants, and student workers. ESI is seeking a team member who is committed to promoting the development of an equitable and inclusive environment.


Minimum / Required

  • Master’s Degree in higher education or related field
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in academic advising (or related student affairs/services position) in a post-secondary setting
  • Demonstrated experience in program development and implementation
  • Experience implementing effective practices supporting recruitment and retention
  • Demonstrate strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Detail oriented and ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work in a team environment

Highly Desired

  • 3-5 years leadership experience
  • Budget development and management
  • Strong familiarity with student record systems (e.g., PeopleSoft, etc.)
  • Experience using Customer Relations Management (CRM) software for student retention and intervention initiatives (e.g., EAB Navigate, etc.)
  • Ability to use technology effectively to advance processes, procedures, and efficiencies
  • Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to diverse student populations
  • Ability to work effectively and prioritize in a fast-paced environment
  • Commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion


  • Provide strategic leadership for academic advising, matriculation, and retention programming
  • Collaborate to implement a holistic orientation and first year experience programming
  • Evaluate and implement best practices in advising
  • Provide supervision and budgetary oversight of unit

See UW System Job Description: Academic Advising Director (INST), Code: AE004

We recognize that people come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of a job. If your experience is close to what you see listed here, please still consider applying. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and excellence. Therefore, we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.


The Advisement Center strives to challenge, support, and empower students to become independent and engaged citizens who take responsibility for achieving educational, personal, and career goals. With an emphasis on serving first year and undeclared students, and an advising philosophy grounded in psychosocial, cognitive, and career development theory, the Advisement Center provides a variety of unique services to support holistic student success.

The Advisement Center is a campus leader in the areas of academic advising, career, and student development. We are valued by students as a knowledgeable and supportive resource to help them achieve their goals.

The Advisement Center is committed to creating an inclusive campus community. Candidates who have experience working collaboratively with diverse individuals and/or groups and who can contribute to fostering an inclusive environment are encouraged to identify their experience in these areas.


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To ensure consideration complete applications must be submitted online by October 19, 2022. Applications submitted after October 19, 2022, may be reviewed until the position is filled.

Required application materials:

  1. Cover letter (*See below)
  2. Curriculum vitae or resume
  3. Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references
  4. Inclusivity Statement: Equity, diversity and inclusion are important to the mission of UW-Stout Write a one-page or less statement demonstrating your past/present work, volunteer, and lived experience and how you envision carrying that experience into your work at UW-Stout.

*Please use your cover letter to speak to each of the Minimum/Required Qualifications for this position as listed above. For each required qualification, describe your relevant experience, using specific examples from your work history to illustrate how your experience satisfies the requirement.

Applicants will need to complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application.

Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.

Before starting the online application process, we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at:

It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodation for a qualified individual’s disability.

For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:

Search Chair: Jacqueline Bonneville


If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all the required application materials, please contact:

Search Coordinator: Julie Zack



Minimum annual starting salary of $68,800; commensurate with finalist’s qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.

All qualified candidates meeting application requirements will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout welcomes applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans, individuals with disabilities and from historically excluded populations. UW-Stout provides equal opportunity to all persons and is committed to inclusive excellence. At UW-Stout we value our differences and welcome diverse perspectives as we continually commit to developing an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees and students.

Employment is contingent upon the final candidate’s completing a criminal background check and being cleared to work by the Human Resources team. Employment is also contingent upon the final candidate passing a reference check process. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks.

Official transcripts required at time of hire.

Must be authorized to work in the United States. Sponsorship is not available for this position. A successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact our Human Resources office, Phone: 715.232.2149.

In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

UW-Stout is committed to providing safety and security of all members of our community in accordance with the Clery Act. For campus safety information and crime statistics visit:


An innovative leader within the University of Wisconsin System, the University of Wisconsin-Stout offers an unparalleled career-focused education that integrates applied learning, theory and research and real-world experiences to prepare our students for the future. At UW-Stout, our students think and do from day one, and we’re proud to produce lifelong learners, ethical leaders and responsible citizens who succeed in a global society.

UW-Stout is recognized nationwide for its operational excellence. We were the first and remain the only four-year public higher education institution in the nation to receive the Malcolm Baldrige Award, and we are dedicated to a process-improvement model that leverages the power of data and the value of our people. We believe in critical thinking and fact-informed decision making. We pursue sustainability in form and function and collaborate across campus and with our partners to solve problems in industry and society. And providing an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment for our faculty, staff and students to live, learn and work is a top priority.

We offer 47 undergraduate, 21 masters and 3 advanced programs and more than 30 certificate options in Art, Design & Graphics; Business & Management; Education; Human & Social Sciences; Information Technology & Communications; and Science, Engineering & Math. Our first-class digital infrastructure and learning environments provide our nearly 8,000 students with every avenue to explore and personalize their success. And we invest in people who share our vision to advance our position as Wisconsin’s only Polytechnic University and as a regional, national, and international leader in higher education.

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University of Wisconsin-Stout is located in Menomonie, Wisconsin, a community an hour east of Minneapolis-St. Paul. A pillar of Wisconsin’s Chippewa Valley and recognized as one of the best small towns in America, Menomonie provides an idyllic combination of natural beauty, outdoor recreation, boutiques and arts and culture with access to a metropolitan area. For more information about the UW-Stout community and region visit:

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