Job no: 234083-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

Position Summary:

This position will provide intensive one-on-one and group academic advising to help assigned advisees navigate the success pathway from college admission to graduation. The CeO Advisor engages students in decision making processes and promotes appropriate and responsible choices on academic matters such as course selection and degree requirements. Maintains appropriate confidentiality, updates student advising records, and contributes to the development and delivery of academic advising related events and programs. Works to ensure students receive accurate, timely, and holistic advising services in support of promoting student success, retention, and program completion. Strives to create a welcoming, equitable, and inclusive work environment.

Other responsibilities include: thorough documentation of contacts with CeO scholars, organization and management of records pertaining to assigned advisees, planning and implementation of programming that addresses the needs of CeO Scholars and the objectives of the center, and referral of students to pertinent campus resources.

Knowledge and understanding of issues of equity and diversity in educational settings are required, along with excellent communication, interpersonal, problem-solving, organizational skills, familiarity with University systems, and a thorough knowledge of the unique concerns faced by CeO eligible students. This position is part of a committed team of student service professionals in which community, inclusion, organizational excellence, transparency, accountability and social justice, along with flexibility, patience, energy, and a genuine desire to support students are highly valued.

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:

- Bachelor's degree
- Master's degree in Higher Education, Education, Counseling, or a related field

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

- At least one year of college/university student services, advising and/or administrative experience required.
- Demonstrated high level of cultural competency and success working with undergraduate students.
- Knowledge of issues of diversity, equity and inclusivity in higher educational settings.
- Ability to work effectively with campus-wide student support units, academic support staff and external stakeholders.
- Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills are essential.

- Experience and demonstrated success in relationship-building and advising historically underrepresented students from an array of diverse backgrounds including those who are first generation college students and/or students from economically diverse backgrounds and/or students with disabilities.
- Ability to effectively advise in course and major selection, financial literacy, professional development and/or transitional issues.
- Knowledge of university policies and procedures, electronic advising tools, and campus/community resources.
- Previous work experience with TRIO programs (Upward Bound, SSS) or programs that serve similar student populations.
- Technical skills in software to include record databases, presentation, appointment scheduling, spreadsheets and word processing, web forms and related digital media tools.
- Commitment to helping scholars achieve personal and academic excellence.
- Experience working with students in STEM majors.

Additional Information:

The Center for Educational Opportunity (CeO) is a unit within the Division of Diversity, Equity and Educational Achievement and is comprised of the federally-funded TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) and Student Support Services-STEM (SSS-STEM) Programs and the university-funded Academic Success and Achievement Program (ASAP).

CeO provides, academic advising, academic coaching, and other support services for undergraduates in our campus community who are first generation college students, students who meet federal income requirements, and students with disabilities. Program participants are assigned to a CeO advisor as first-year students and continue to receive support through graduation. The overall mission of CeO is to support and increase access, retention, and graduation rates among CeO Scholars. In order to achieve this, CeO advisors and staff embrace a personal approach and provide support in every aspect of the student's path to achievement and success. More information about CeO, the community, resources, and services for students can be found at

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $44,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

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You will be asked to provide a cover letter and resume addressing your skills and experience as they relate to the qualifications and duties in this job description.

As applicants move on to next steps in the process, they will be asked to provide names and contact information of at least three professional references.


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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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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: Jul 7 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jul 28 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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