Advisor

Location
Wisconsin, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Nov 17, 2020
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time


Posting Details

Recruitment Number

977

Working Title

Advisor

Position Type

Staff/Administrative

Appointment Percentage

100

Division/College

Student Affairs Division

Description of College / Department / Program / Division / Unit

Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Director of Student Support Services ( SSS ) and the Advising Coordinator, the Student Support Services Advisor will provide academic, personal, career, and financial assessment and advising to SSS eligible students. This includes first generation, low income and students with disabilities. The position serves as a campus liaison with other academic departments and committees to address at risk student issues. This position works closely with the Advisor Coordinator.
This is a 10-month full time position, with the months of July and August off.

Required Qualifications

• BA/BS in counseling, education, vocational rehabilitation or related degree.
• Experience in advising, counseling or teaching students.

Preferred Qualifications

• Masters in counseling, education, vocational rehabilitation or related field.
• Minimum of 2 years’ experience in advising, counseling or teaching at the post-secondary level.
• Knowledge or experience working in TRIO .
• Knowledge or experience with first generation, low income, and students with disabilities.
• Experience creating workshops or developmental opportunities related to career development and career readiness.
• Facilitating & empowering students.
• Familiarity with retention issues.
• Additional training & study.

Physical Demands

Working conditions and environment

• Normal hours are 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Occasional evening or weekend commitment.

Miscellaneous Information

This position is grant funded. Grant funded positions are contingent on continued funding of the grant. Grant funding changes can occur at any time. This position may be eliminated, or the percentage of appointment reduced, as a result of grant funding changes.

Duties/Responsibilities

These are the job duties required for the position.

Responsibility Statement

Assess, Advise, and Refer Students

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Assess the academic, personal, career and financial needs of 140 first generation, low income and students with disabilities through the use of student interviews and from referencing referral information and recommendations.
• Provide academic, personal, career and financial developmental advising to 140 first generation, low income and students with disabilities.
• Interpret academic policies, procedures and resources including General Education, major, minor, program and degree requirements.
• Assist students with selection of classes and registration including the use of WINGS (UW-L Student Information System) and EAB Navigate ( UWL Student Success System).
• Refer students to the SSS Math Specialist, English and Science peer tutors and other tutoring resources on campus.
• Serve as a liaison with UW-L faculty, staff, parents and school officials.
• Refer students to academic, personal, career and financial resources on and off campus.

Percentage Of Time

75

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

SSS Outreach and Campus Involvement

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Outreach to new students into SSS by participating in campus events including the Office of Residence Life fair, Campus Close-ups, Upward Bound tours and Involvement Fest.
• Outreach to new students by presenting in classes and student organizations on the services offered through SSS .
• Represent SSS at various staff, sub-division, division and campus meetings and events.

Percentage Of Time

10

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

Conduct SSS and UWL Orientation Sessions

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Provide students entering the program on a one to one basis or in a large group setting information on the history of TRIO and SSS and services offered through SSS .
• Provide students entering the program on a one to one basis or in a large group setting information on other departments and resources on campus.

Percentage Of Time

5

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

Administrative Duties

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Maintain students’ records necessary for evaluations of grant assessment and advising objectives.
• Process forms for support services and registration used by other offices and department to meet the academic needs of the students.
content.
• Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Percentage Of Time

5

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

Develop and Facilitate Workshops

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Develop and deliver 2-3 workshops on career readiness and career development, in coordination with the SSS director.
• Collaborate with other campus offices to provide workshops for SSS students on academic, personal, career or financial information.

Percentage Of Time

5

Essential

Yes

Posting Detail Information

Special Instructions

Posting Date

Close Date

Continuous Recruitment

Yes

Continuous Recruitment First Review Date

12/16/2020

Position Contact Name

Megan Gosse

Position Contact Email

mgosse@uwlax.edu
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Reference Contact Information
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).
    • I prefer my identity remain confidential and have read and understand that if I am the successful candidate for this position, my name may be released.
    • I do not request that my identity remain confidential.
  2. * Are you currently employed by or have you been employed by a UW System institution or a State of Wisconsin agency during the last seven (7) years? Please answer yes or no. If yes, provide the institution or agency name, your supervisor and contact information, including phone number and email address.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please provide your most recent employer, supervisor name and contact information, including phone number and email address. (Per UPS Operational Policy: TC 1, UW System requires reference checks related to sexual harassment and sexual violence to be conducted at a minimum with a final candidate’s most recent employer and with all previous UW System institution and State of Wisconsin agency employers from the past seven years.)

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education Web Site
    • Discipline-Specific Publication/Web Site
    • HERC Web Site
    • HigherEdJobs.com Web Site
    • Job Center of Wisconsin Web Site
    • Minority Publication/Web Site
    • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Social Media (i.e. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter)
    • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Web Site
    • La Crosse Tribune
    • Personal Referral


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