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Academic Advisor - College of Business and Economics - 20580

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 15, 2024


The College of Business and Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks an Academic Advisor (AE002).


The Academic Advisor works with College of Business and Economics majors and minors to provide accurate, timely, and holistic advising services in business subjects resulting in promoting student success, high student retention, program completion. This position serves as a main point of contact for on-campus and online students within the College of Business and Economics.

Advisors provide information about educational options and academic requirements; assist with identifying and assessing interests, skills, and values to match appropriate field of study/career options; and refer students to appropriate institutional resources. They also serve as a liaison to specific college departments to ensure accurate information is provided to both the department and students. The advisor will be asked to represent the department at university events, and to create a welcoming, equitable, and inclusive environment. Advisors report to the Assistant Dean for Student Success and Academic Services in the College of Business and Economics.


Required Qualifications:
  • Master's degree (by the start date)
  • Minimum of one year of academic advising, high-level student services; customer service or professional business experience
  • Commitment to a student-centered approach with the ability to work with a diverse population
  • Demonstration of excellent organizational, communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Two years of professional academic advising, high-level student services; customer service or professional business experience
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English with an ability to professionally speak, read, write, and translate between languages
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Willingness and Ability to be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training drills
  • Ability to interact respectfully with people from diverse socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds

Academic Advising (75%)
  • Assist students with program planning, general course selection, registration, and schedule review
  • Engage students in decision making processes and promotes appropriate and responsible choices on academic matters such as course selection and degree requirements
  • Refer students to appropriate campus resources which could support their success and engagement with the campus community
  • Counsel students on academic probation, receiving academic alerts, and/or are identified as being at risk to succeed
  • Maintain confidentiality and accurate student records and processes and responds to academic inquiries according to established institutional and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) policies
  • Review student files to ensure deadlines are met for completing various graduation requirements and other specific program requirements
  • Assists departments and faculty in advising through policy interpretations, academic records, evaluations and other requested data, recommendations and conclusions
Department Representation (5%)
  • Participate in SOAR days, Warhawk Preview/Admitted Days, and other campus events by presenting about the services available in the College of Business and Economics
  • Coordinate with assigned college/departments to ensure the advising staff are updated on curricular changes or opportunities
Miscellaneous (20%)
  • Serve on department, division, or university committees
  • Perform other duties as assigned

The College of Business and Economics is an AACSB-accredited university offering Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degree programs both online and on-campus.


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 - $48,000.

UW System employees receive an excellent benefit package. To learn more about the UW System's comprehensive benefit 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 March 10, 2024 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:
Heather Rasmussen, Department Assistant


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 20580.

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