Academic Advisor

Location
Wisconsin, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
May 28, 2021
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time


Posting Details

Recruitment Number

1047

Working Title

Academic Advisor

Position Type

Staff/Administrative

Appointment Percentage

100 (one 10 month position and one 11 month position)

Division/College

Academic Affairs Division

Description of College / Department / Program / Division / Unit

The Division of Academic Affairs encompasses a wide array of activities and functions that ensure the overall academic quality of the institution. This includes providing administrative oversight and academic leadership for: the College of Business Administration; the College of Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities; the College of Science and Health; the School of Education; Murphy Library; Admissions; Records and Registration; Financial Aid; Career Services; Academic Advising; University Graduate Studies; Extended Learning; the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs; the office of Undergraduate Research and Creativity; the Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning; Institutional Research; and International Education & Engagement. Academic Affairs also provides leadership and support to the nearly four hundred full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 73 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. Through its various functions, the Division of Academic Affairs supports students in the pursuit of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education as well as scholarly activity.

Position Summary

The Academic Advisor reports to the Interim Assistant Director or Director of Academic Advising Center & Career Services, and works as part of an advising team to advise students, including undeclared students, first-year students with select declared majors, and/or pre-health students, about their major and career options. Responsibilities include working with
students to assist and assess academic needs and performance, helping students plan their coursework to progress to degree completion, planning and presenting outreach programs, developing educational materials, and partnering with advising staff and faculty. On occasion, the advisor may work weekend and evening hours.
There are 2 positions available:
Academic Advisor (10 month position)
Academic Advisor – Pre-Health (11 month position)

Required Qualifications

• Master’s degree in a relevant field required by start date.
• Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Demonstrated expertise in using office software packages, email, and student record systems.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience advising undeclared or pre-health majors.
• Knowledge of WINGS /Peoplesoft.
• Experience with college students in academic advising.
• Ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
• Ability to be thorough, consistent, and accurate in the interpretation of policies

Physical Demands

• Sitting for extended periods of time
• Operating a computer

Working conditions and environment

Position may infrequently require some evening work

Miscellaneous Information

Your benefits add an additional 40%+ to the overall financial package from the university.
Highlights include:
• 22 days of vacation for 12-month positions.
• excellent flexible health insurance with low co-pays and good coverage.
• paid holidays and sick days.
• sick leave may be converted at retirement to pay for health insurance post-work at UWL .
• after 5 years of employment, you become vested in our retirement system which ensures income post-career.
• benefits at UWL are highly competitive with local industry and some of the strongest in state and nation.

Learn more at: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/fasl20.pdf

The University of Wisconsin System and the University of Wisconsin–Madison are engaged in a redesign of job title and compensation structures. The Title and Total Compensation Project will result in relevant and market-informed titles to help us keep and grow our outstanding workforce. If you are the successful candidate, your title is subject to change in November 2021. For more information, visit: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study/

Duties/Responsibilities

These are the job duties required for the position.

Responsibility Statement

Academic Advising

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Provide developmental, proactive advising to UWL students, with particular focus on
undeclared students, first-year students with select declared majors, and/or pre-health
students as well as UWL students who are currently considering a change of major/
minor, resulting in the student’s ability to set personal goals, and to make well-informed
educational, career, and life choices to achieve those goals.
• Provide individualized academic advising to assigned and unassigned advisees.
• Provide individual referrals of students to other UWL service offices.
• Provide academic advising in group settings.
• Explain UWL General Education program and provide assistance to students.
• Advise UWL students (individually and in groups) on issues related to professional &
career planning (in workshops and other venues).
• Advise UWL students on issues related to post-graduate education.
• Assist students with computer-based resources including career and academic
exploration tools, online assessments and job search resources.

Percentage Of Time

75

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

Participation in Content Area Teams

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Work together with other staff to serve on a content area team to advance the
Academic Advising Center & Career Services office goals. These teams may include:
marketing, assessment, equity liaison, or training & professional development.

Percentage Of Time

10

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

Programming/ Events

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Explore and develop new events and programs in an effort to continually improve
service to students,

Percentage Of Time

5

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

Campus Outreach and Professional Activities

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Participate and collaborate with other UWL colleagues in advising related events as determined by supervisor.
• Contribute to the university, profession and community through leadership roles and projects.

Percentage Of Time

5

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

Additional duties and responsibilities

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Respond to parent inquiries on academic policy and advising-related issues.
• Track student contact and utilization of services.
• Participate in individual and departmental goal setting and professional development opportunities.
• Participate in regular department and division meetings and collaborate with faculty, staff, employer and community partners
• Work effectively with diverse populations.
• Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
• The Pre-Health Academic Advisor will also assist with classroom activities of HP 106 “Introduction to Health Careers”

Percentage Of Time

5

Essential

No

Posting Detail Information

Special Instructions

N/A

Posting Date

05/28/2021

Close Date

06/25/2021

Continuous Recruitment

No

Continuous Recruitment First Review Date

Position Contact Name

Becky Vianden

Position Contact Email

bvianden@uwlax.edu
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Reference Contact Information
Optional DocumentsSupplemental 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 identities of finalists must be revealed upon request. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).
    • I wish for my name to remain confidential until the university is no longer able to do so.
    • I waive my right to keep my name confidential through the application process.
  2. Will you now or in the future require visa sponsorship for employment at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse? (UW-L and UW System institutions pay for some or all of the sponsorship costs. Some candidates may require an H1B or another form of employment sponsorship to work in the US. This question is asked so that if you are the successful candidate, Human Resources can work with your work unit to begin the process of obtaining this visa).
    • Yes, I will require sponsorship prior to employment.
    • Yes, I will require sponsorship for continued employment if hired.
    • No, I do not require sponsorship and am eligible to work in the US.
  3. Please provide your most recent employer, supervisor name and contact information, including phone number and email address. (Pursuant to UW System Administrative Policy 1275, 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. UW-L will notify you prior to contacting your supervisor).

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. 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.
    • Yes
    • No
  5. After you retire from a Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) employer, you may return to work with a WRS employer as a rehired annuitant, provided certain requirements are met. There are no restrictions on what type of position a rehired annuitant can hold. Under the WRS, there is no limit to how much you may earn as a rehired annuitant. (Learn more: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/life-events/empcha/ra/). Are you currently collecting an annuity from the Wisconsin Retirement System, (WRS)?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. 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
  7. Are you an alum of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. Were you ever found to have engaged in any sexual violence or sexual harassment in a previous work assignment? (Required under UW System Administrative Policy 1275)
    • Yes
    • No
  9. Are you currently under investigation or have ever left employment during an active investigation in which you were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment? (Required under UW System Administrative Policy 1275)
    • Yes
    • No


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