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Academic Advisor

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 9, 2024

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Academic Advisor

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Position Number: 00865994

Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)

Job Summary
Academic Advisors in the Lubar College of Business engage prospective and currently enrolled undergraduate Business students in decision making on academic matters such as major/minor/certificate choices, course selection and degree requirements. They educate students about and encourage participation in co-curricular experiences such as internships, undergraduate research, and leadership development opportunities. Advisors maintain appropriate confidentiality, update student advising records, and contribute to the planning and delivery of academic advising related events and programs, such as new student orientation and other student success initiatives. Advisors work to ensure students receive accurate, timely, and holistic advising services to support academic success, and refer students to appropriate university resources. The advising team strives to create a welcoming, equitable, and inclusive work environment.
Job Duties: Advise current and prospective Business undergraduate students on issues related to admission, registration (course selection), and graduation (program requirements). Advise all undergraduate Lubar major curriculums, certificate programs, Business minors, accelerated master's programs, and second-degree students. Assist students in developing strategies to address academic difficulty and refer them to Lubar and campus resources, as needed. Plan and implement school/campus initiatives to increase student retention and graduation rates in the UWM Lubar College of Business.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • One or more years of professional work or internship/practicum experience working in a student services or advising office in higher education or closely related field

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree
  • Two or more years of experience advising students in a college/university setting
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Experience handling multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience building relationships with diverse populations

Application Instructions
Candidates seeking consideration must apply at and submit application materials electronically to include: cover letter, resume that addresses the professional level work experience as it related to all required and preferred qualification, and a document listing the names and contact information for three references.

For full consideration, please submit an electronic application by 4:00pm (CST) on May 8th, 2024. In an instance where the Screening Committee is unable to ascertain from the candidate’s application material whether they meet any of the qualifications, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is an AA/EEO employer and promotes diversity in recruitment, retention and advancing our University as an inclusive campus. The Lubar College is committed to equity and inclusion and we are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Application Notes
For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.

Legal Notices AA/EO Statement

UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

Reasonable Accommodations

UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials

UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin’s Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC and Reference Check Policy

Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your references will be required to answer questions regarding any past findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)

For the UWM Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see, or call UWM’s Dean of Students Office, Student Union 345 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.

Employment Authorization

In compliance with federal law, all persons at the time of their start date will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

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