Job no: 227897
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support, Instructional

Position Summary:

Cross-College Advising Service (CCAS) seeks a caring and innovative individual to support and extend our advising practice and philosophy by developing, teaching, and assessing a first-year seminar course for undecided and exploring students to support their transition to the university and to support their major and career exploration. This position reports to and will work in close partnership with the Director of CCAS.

CCAS is the largest advising unit on campus, serving a diverse population of undecided/exploring undergraduate students. CCAS advisors assist students as they navigate through the process of major and/or career exploration and decision making. Our advisors serve students in multiple ways: one-on-one advising appointments, drop-in advising, group advising during the Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) program and in several residence hall offices and other places where students gather. The office primarily serves first-year and second-year students. CCAS also advises exploring transfer students and is an important resource for any student who may be considering a change in major or is in transition from one UW-Madison school or college to another. In addition, CCAS supports a staff of 25-30 student peer advisors each summer and academic year.

CCAS is a team-oriented workplace that taps into the energy, strengths, and interests of its staff to fulfill vital office needs. In addition to advising students, staff embrace other important duties, such as supervising and training student peer advisors, coordinating of SOAR, planning office-wide professional development, and creating orientation events for incoming students.

CCAS reports to the central Office of Undergraduate Advising (OUA), which was created in 2012 to coordinate and improve advising and career services for undergraduate students through centralized coordination and support of the campus-wide advising and career services communities. OUA has five reporting units that provide direct undergraduate advising: the Cross-College Advising Service, the Center for Pre-Health Advising (CPHA), the Center for Pre-Law Advising (CPLA), the UW-Madison Online degree program, and the Career Exploration Center (CEC). CCAS and CEC, in particular, operate in an integrated and highly collaborative manner. OUA reports to the Provost through the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning. You can learn more about CCAS here:

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. 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. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Master's degree required in higher education administration or educational psychology or student services or related field

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

We welcome applicants who have one or more years of professional experience in all of the following areas:

1. Knowledge of and familiarity with evidence-based effective pedagogy and educational technology
2. Demonstrated ability to develop, deliver, and assess instructional materials
3. Demonstrated ability to articulate learning goals and outcomes and assess student learning
4. Demonstrated ability to envision, create, and manage multiple projects and initiatives
5. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously with attention to detail, logistics, and deadlines
6. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with undergraduate students, including undergraduate students from traditionally marginalized backgrounds

Cross-College Advising Service seeks an individual who is interested in working with undecided and exploring students and demonstrates the ability to:

1. Foster and promote the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion
2. Work effectively with a diverse community of students and colleagues
3. Share complex information in a clear, concise, and organized manner in both verbal and written forms
4. Connect well with others (students, families, faculty, and staff)
5. Work effectively and collaboratively as a member of a team

Some background in the following areas would be desirable but not required:

1. Experience in academic advising or related student services field
2. Familiarity with undergraduate academic programs in higher education and how they may relate to career paths
3. Student development theory and practice



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $50,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the "" button to start the application process. Applicants will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter outlining relevant qualifications and experience. Pay will be based on experience and qualifications.


Jessica Belcher
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Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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Applications Open: Oct 6 2020 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Oct 30 2020 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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