Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 15, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 233148-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support, Engineering, Management/Supervisory

Position Summary:

The College of Engineering undergraduate academic affairs unit is a dynamic team committed to providing outstanding, equitable and inclusive student services to the college's 4,500 undergraduate students. Embracing a holistic approach, the unit includes academic advising, tutoring, career services, student leadership, scholarships and student wellness.

The Director of Advising provides leadership and oversees day-to-day operations of academic advising, supervising 12-14 academic and university staff. The director works collaboratively across all levels of the institution to coordinate services, ensure delivery of high-impact advising, and strives to create a welcoming, equitable, and inclusive work environment.

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. Preference for degree in engineering, social science, physical/natural sciences, higher education or related field.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Seven years of progressively responsible experience in higher education, counseling, student services, project management or equivalent combination of education and experience, with some direct experience in college academic advising.

Ideal candidates will demonstrate the following:
- A high degree of cultural sensitivity and awareness in working with students from diverse backgrounds, such as first-generation, underrepresented, transfer, and other targeted populations.
- Commitment to creating an inclusive environment in which the value of each person's identity, culture, background, experience, status, and abilities are recognized, supported, and respected.
- Demonstrated experience and ability to work effectively within and for a diverse community in a responsive, sensitive and caring manner.
- Experience managing a diverse group or team of professional staff.
- Experience working with students interested in STEM at the college level.
- An understanding of the engineering profession and engineering curricula, and ability to relate to engineering undergraduates, prospective students and their families.
- A solutions-oriented approach to problem-solving, addressing situations, and responding to questions and concerns.
- Ability to manage multiple programmatic activities and day-to-day office operations, including setting expectations and goals for the office.
- Experience utilizing quantitative and qualitative data to evaluate program effectiveness and guide program development.
- Excellent interpersonal, listening, written and verbal communication and organizational skills.
- Ability to communicate effectively with engineering faculty, staff, and the wider campus community.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $65,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the "" button to start the application process. To apply for this position, you will need to upload a cover letter and resume, as ONE PDF document.


Beth Brandl
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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: Apr 15 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: May 23 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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