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Associate Director of Academic Advising

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus

Full Time, Administrative

  • Official Title: Associate Director, Unspecified (6)
  • Job ID: #16508
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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Associate Director of Academic Advising

POSITION: A full-time, professional academic staff position is available in the Advising, Retention and Career Center beginning September 1, 2020 to serve as the Associate Director of Academic Advising. The starting salary range will be $64,000 - $68,000 and will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.


  • Masters’ degree in a relevant field from a regionally accredited institution
  • Experience working with college students, specifically in academic advising
  • Supervisory experience 
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusivity
  • Strong written and oral communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Previous experience working with students of diverse backgrounds such as students of color, nontraditional students, veterans, etc.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and meet goals
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply current best practices in student development theory when developing/modifying policies and practices
  • Ability to develop innovative approaches to program planning
  • Demonstrated ability to develop collaborative and collegial relationships with campus constituencies (e.g., staff, faculty, students, etc.) and building effective teams as needed
  • Ability to work with confidential and sensitive information and records
  • Ability to oversee administrative process in an efficient and organized manner
  • Work with innovation and creativity while supporting university guideposts and goals



  • Skill and technical proficiency in PeopleSoft, EAB Navigate and Perceptive Content
  • Knowledge of major and career exploration best practices
  • Knowledge of programming related to advising and academic support


DUTIES: The Associate Director of Academic Advising contributes to the vision of the university advising community.  They will provide leadership in the coordination of campus-wide, student-centered advising practices and the over-all assessment of advising.  Functions as a resource to the advising staff regarding issues of academic assistance.  Interprets and applies academic and campus policy, as well as best practices in university advising.  This position reports directly to Senior Leadership in Enrollment Management.

  • Hire, train, and supervise lead advisors, academic advisors and other areas of the Advising, Retention and Career Center
  • Assess programming needs and oversees the development of programming initiatives in the advising center, including a peer advising program
  • Implements assessment efforts related to advising practices and student success
  • Coordinates resources and best-practices of advising for special populations including at-risk, probation/suspension, exploring majors, transfer, non-traditional, veteran, international and prospective students
  • Assists in the assessment of the center’s advising technological needs
  • Serves as a liaison with Academic Testing, Career Services, and other departments as needed
  • Assists with the development of programming initiatives in the orientation program; provides insight and direction with campus orientation efforts
  • Collaborate with Academic Affairs, faculty and campus student services to foster student success and positive working relationships
  • Lead advising initiatives for the campus, representing UW-Eau Claire at local, regional and national meetings, as needed
  • Monitor and oversee multiple budgets, ensuring expenditures are appropriate
  • Serves in an advising capacity on an as needed basis
  • Represents the department on various committees and work groups, and acting on behalf of supervisor as requested


UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,400 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation.

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.


APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: .You must create an account and login before you can apply.  If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."  Click the link to the Associate Director, Academic Advising position (Job ID # 16508) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically.  Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.  Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Resume
  • Unofficial graduate school transcript
  • Names and contact information for three references

Please direct requests for additional information to:

Kim O’Kelly

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by July 1, 2020.  However, screening may continue until position is filled.

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is limited, the University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Visit Campus Security and Fire Report. Also visit our Campus Security Authority policy.

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to 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. §. 19.36(7).

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: