Official Job Title Academic Advisor
Working Title: Academic Advisor
Position Number 1322
Division Academic Affairs Division
Position Type Staff/Administrative
Appointment Type Fixed Renewable
FLSA Status Exempt
Percent 100
Posting Type Staff/Administrative
PROPOSED Salary $43,870
Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program) The Academic Advising Center and Career Services, home of the Pre-Health Student Resource Center, is a team of educators who advise, encourage, challenge, and support students in their academic planning and career development. We are committed to continuous improvement and innovation in services and programming. We seek to empower students to pursue the knowledge and experience necessary to make informed academic and career decisions congruent with their values and identity, leading to success at UWL and beyond.

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Job Summary The Academic Advisor engages students in decision-making processes and promotes appropriate and responsible choices on academic matters such as course selection and degree requirements. Helps undeclared students to explore majors and minors. Maintains appropriate confidentiality, updates student advising records, and contributes to the development and delivery of academic advising related events and programs. Works to ensure students receive accurate, timely, proactive, and holistic advising services in support of promoting student success, retention, and program completion. May assist with training and mentoring of peer advisors and graduate students. Strives to create a welcoming, equitable, and inclusive environment.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution 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 and email
  • Ability to share complex information in a clear and organized manner in both verbal and written forms to a variety of audiences
  • Demonstrated ability to build rapport with students and knowledge of approaches to student development
  • Experience fostering and promoting the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution in a relevant field by start date
  • Experience advising college students on academic and career related concerns
  • Ability to prioritize and utilize good time management practices
  • Ability to be thorough, consistent, and accurate in the interpretation of policies
  • Demonstrated knowledge of student records systems
Physical demands
Reasonable Accommodations
UWL provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 608.785.8013. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.
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Application Instructions Apply online:
Working conditions and environment Position may infrequently require some evening work
Continuous (Open Until Filled?) Yes
If Continuous, Initial Review Date 03/06/2023
Position Contact Name Becky Vianden, Director of Academic Advising Center & Career Services
Contact Phone 414-229-4578
Contact Email
Application Notes
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.

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