Official Job Title Academic Advisor
Working Title:
Position Number 02132903
Division College of General Studies
Position Type Non-Teaching Academic Staff
Appointment Type Fixed Renewable
FLSA Status Exempt
Percent 100
Posting Type Staff
Salary $43,000 annual (minimum)
Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)
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 and is an engine for innovation in southeastern Wisconsin. Founded over 60 years ago in the belief that Milwaukee would need a great public university to become a great city, 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. In all, the university educates more than 27,000 students on its three campuses. It is the largest educator of veterans in Wisconsin, with more than 1,000 enrolled each year under the federal G.I. bill. The Princeton Review named UWM a 2018 Best Midwestern university based on overall academic excellence and student reviews.
UWM College of General Studies is a great choice for local students who want a two-year degree or a valuable start to a four-year degree. When students are ready to pursue a four-year degree, it’s easy to transfer to UW-Milwaukee or another UW System school. The small college atmosphere offers engaging courses in more than 200 academic majors as well as exceptional faculty and a supportive environment for students who are taking an active role in shaping their futures.
The Office of Student Affairs provides comprehensive assistance to prospective and current students in the areas of admission, financial aid, advising, orientation, placement testing, disability services, tutoring services and student activities. Advisors are available to help students learn about, degree options, majors, academic requirements, and the process of transferring. Help is also available in assessing career goals, planning a return to school, adjusting to academic life, or other areas of concern relevant to beginning or returning to college.
Job Summary
The Academic Advisor is located in the College of General Studies Student Affairs Office and reports directly to the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs. The Academic Advisor is a strategic member of the Office of Student Affairs and responsible for providing professional academic and career advising to new and continuing students with additional direct responsibilities in the areas of financial aid, student accessibility, and recruitment and retention. The Academic Advisor meets with students to provide clear academic course selections and/or plans and strategies, and follows up with career advising in efforts for students to successfully complete their academic curriculum while at the same time, explore and exploit related career opportunities. Knowing the academic and career objectives of students, the Academic Advisor may also refer or recommend any/all available/necessary and/or required academic and/or intervention programs throughout the student’s academic career in the Colleges to ensure the students’ successful academic curriculum completion. Advisors work with students in the TRiO program of Student Support Services. Academic Advisors also have responsibility to provide direction and guidance for student workers in the Student Affairs Office.
This is a fixed-term, renewable academic staff position. The regular hours for this position will be between the hours of 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday-Friday at 40 hours/week year-round. Occasional evening and weekend hours are required. This position will be located on the Washington County Campus.

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. Employees also receive a vacation package 0f 176 hours per fiscal year, sick leave (with no expiration), personal holiday (36 hours each year), and paid legal holidays.

Minimum salary for this position is $43,000/annual however, final salary offer for the final candidate will be contingent upon the knowledge, skills, and abilities demonstrated throughout the screening process.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • One year or more for working in a student services setting in higher education
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in Higher Education, Counseling or related field
  • Evidence of experience working with diverse populations
  • Demonstrated experience working in higher education in the area of career and academic advising
  • Evidence of experience working collaboratively with colleagues in a team environment
  • Evidence of excellent verbal and written communication skills
Application Instructions
Interested candidates should upload a resume and cover letter that addresses the professional level work experience as it relates to all minimum and preferred qualifications, and a list of contact information for three professional references. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications.

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 03/12/2023
Continuous (Open Until Filled?) No
If Continuous, Initial Review Date
Position Contact Name Amanda Grober
Contact Phone 414-251-8499
Contact Email
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.

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