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(EXTENDED) Academic Advisor - College of Education and Professional Studies - 20199


The College of Education and Professional Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks an Academic Advisor (AE002).


This is a twelve-month position that reports to the Director of Advising in the College of Education & Professional Studies (CoEPS). The position engages students in decision-making processes and promotes appropriate and responsible choices on academic matters such as program options, course selection, and degree requirements. In this role, the advisor will support advising for all the College's Secondary Education majors, Art Education, and Elementary education majors. This person will also assist in implementing and coordinating our College bridge program, Summer Camp, and student employment within the College Advising Support Center.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master's degree
  • Two years of higher education experience (can include graduate work)
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Five years of higher education experience
  • Three years of academic advising experience
  • Demonstration of excellent organizational, communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Involvement on a college campus (as a professional)
  • Commitment to a student-centered approach with the ability to work with diverse populations
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
  • Willingness and ability to be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills
  • Ability to interact respectfully with people from diverse socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds
  • Knowledge of PeopleSoft or similar Student Information System
  • Knowledge of EAB Navigate

College Advising (70%)
  • Provide high-quality advising for undergraduate students in the CoEPS majors: Secondary Education majors (11 in total), World Language, Art Education, and Elementary/Middle education. This accounts for roughly 275 students
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with faculty advising in the departments within the Colleges of Arts & Communication and Letters & Sciences
  • Possess the ability to learn curriculum across numerous programs quickly and efficiently deliver details about the course requirements to students
  • Maintain and develop mutually beneficial relationships with programs and departments outside of the CoEPS to assist in supporting students (e.g., Admissions, Academic Advising & Exploration Center, Financial Aid, Center for Students with Disabilities, Pathways Program, Student Affairs, etc)
  • Serve as a CoEPS representative at Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR), Warhawk Preview Day, Admitted Student Day, and other internal and external committees as appropriate
  • Present to prospective students, enrolled students, faculty, and staff regarding College programs and on Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) licensure levels.
  • Represent the CoEPS at various campus and off-campus functions at state, regional, national, and international meetings related to recruitment and retention as assigned by the Dean
  • Have working knowledge of or the ability to learn systems such as PeopleSoft, Navigate (EAB), Canvas, and MS Office
Supervisory Responsibilities (20%)
  • Supervise front office student workers. This office serves as the information hub for the College of Education & Professional Studies and supports the advising team. The staff consists of 3-5 students who cover the front desk throughout the work day, aiding students and staff in navigating college and campus resources.
  • Lead in the hiring and training of students, creating and managing weekly desk schedules, conducting semester evaluations, and bi-weekly payroll approval
Future Teacher Program (FTP) and I Want to be a Teacher (IWTBAT) Camp Coordinator (10%)
  • Serve as the Learning Community Coordinator for the FTP college summer bridge program. This includes teaching a 1 credit New Student Seminar course and facilitating out-of-classroom experiences throughout the student's first year on campus. Additional pay is provided through the First Year Experience Office (FYE)
  • Recruit for and facilitate the CoEPS "I Want to Be a Teacher" camp each summer for local and regional high school students interested in a teaching career.
  • Develop and Coordinate the CoEPS FTP Bridge Program schedule, budget, and purchasing responsibilities
  • Secure faculty assistance in providing education-based programming for bridge program participants
  • Coordinate with graduate assistant to lead in the hiring, training, and supervising of student assistants to serve as peer mentors for the program

UW-Whitewater is a thriving public university located in southeastern Wisconsin. It leads the way in providing world-class, affordable higher education programs to more students than neighboring regional comprehensives in the University of Wisconsin System. A collaborative team of 1,300 faculty and staff are devoted to the success of the university's 11,000 students at its main and Rock County campuses. The team provides high-impact practices and academic programs - online and in person - from associate to doctoral levels. Recognized nationally for affordability, inclusion, and career development, UWW has approximately one-third first-generation students and boasts strength in many areas, especially business and education. The campus and community embrace the Warhawk Family spirit, supporting the university's arts and nationally recognized NCAA Division-III level championship athletics. As a proud institution of access, more than 10 percent of undergraduate students use the acclaimed Center for Students with Disabilities - a priority mission since the 1970s.

UW-Whitewater's campuses are located centrally near Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago, offering easy access to the cultural and commercial opportunities of major metropolitan areas. Near both Lake Geneva and the Wisconsin Dells, the area attracts numerous visitors from across the country. Whitewater is a vibrant college community near the Kettle Moraine State Forest offering area residents seasonal outdoor enjoyment. The nearby Rock County campus is located in Janesville, a town of 60,000 located on the Rock River and known as Wisconsin's Park Place.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans.


The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is part of the 13-campus University of Wisconsin System ( ).

Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants may indicate in writing that their identity should be kept confidential. In response to a public records request, the University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(a).

Per Regent Policy Document 20-19, University of Wisconsin System Criminal Background Check Policy and UW System Administrative Policy 1275 Recruitment Policies, UW-Whitewater requires criminal background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment. All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater requires that all employees be active participants in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.

For UW-Whitewater Campus safety information and crime statistics/annual Security Report, see . If you would like a paper copy of the report please contact the UW-Whitewater Police at 262-472-4660.


Well-qualified candidates can expect a starting annual salary within a range of $45,000 - $50,000 commensurate with the candidate's education, related experience, and qualifications.

UW System employees receive an excellent benefit package. To learn more about the UW System's comprehensive benefits package, review the UW System Employee Benefits Brochure .


University of Wisconsin-Whitewater does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources. UW-Whitewater is not an e-verify employer, therefore STEM extensions are not options for work authorization.


Applications received by November 12th, 2023, are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. The most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment or if you are unable to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at (262) 472-1024 or .

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Eileen Troemel



Only complete application packages will be considered. This includes online submission of the following documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Name and contact information for three professional references
  • Unofficial Transcripts
This Job ID is 20199 .

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