Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jan 04, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 230030-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional, Academic Advising, Student Services/Support

Position Summary:

This position serves as one of three undergraduate academic advisors in the Department of Economics, a large department with 1,100 undergraduate majors, 200+ MS students, and 130+ PhD students. This advisor will serve the undergraduate population and represent the department at SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising and Registration), campus committees, campus collaborations, and at professional related workshops.

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:

Bachelors degree required. Masters degree in counseling, education, economics, or related degree preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Minimum of one year of experience working with students in a higher education setting required. Experience in academic advising is highly preferred; experience in counseling or student services in a higher education environment may be substituted. The position requires a high level of attention to accuracy and detail in a fast-paced, student-centered work environment. Strong communication skills (written, oral and electronic) are required as well as excellent public speaking skills for large and small audiences. Ability to interact effectively with students, parents, faculty, staff, campus colleagues, and prospective students.

Additional Information:

This is a professional position providing academic advising and associated student services. The ability to be sensitive and confidential (when appropriate) to the educational and personal needs of a variety of undergraduate students in the advisor/advisee role is essential. The ability to effectively use information systems and technology resources in student services delivery is expected. Knowledge of (or the ability to learn) PeopleSoft (SIS), DARS, Starfish, RADAR, databases, spreadsheets, and report generation is essential.

This position requires occasional evening events.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $35,790 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the "" button to start the application process.

An applicant may be hired into an Associate Advisor, Advisor, or Senior Advisor title dependent upon experience. Title will be determined upon hire.

For questions on the position, contact: Alicia Johanning,, or (608) 571-6801

To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.

Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above.


Alicia Johanning
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


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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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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. sec. 19.36(7).

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Applications Open: Jan 4 2021 Central Standard Time
Applications Close: Jan 25 2021 11:55 PM Central Standard Time