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Academic Advisor

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus

Full Time, Staff

  • Official Title: Academic Advisor
  • Job ID: #17784
  • 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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Academic Advisor

A full-time, professional academic staff position is available in the Advising, Retention + Career Center beginning January 3, 2022.   The job title is Academic Advisor.  This is a renewable assignment, contingent on performance.  The starting salary range is $38,000-$43,000.  This position is for anticipated advisor openings in the Life and Health Sciences majors, including Biology, Chemistry, Nursing, Kinesiology and Public Health- this is subject to change and additional openings are possible.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Knowledge of best practices to promote student academic success and career exploration, and ability to learn, understand and explain processes and requirements.
  • Strong written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and meet goals and work well under time pressure and respond to multiple demands.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a cohesive member of a team.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Demonstrated ability in developing cooperative relationships and partnerships with colleagues, and with faculty and staff.
  • Demonstrated successful experience working with students (college or pre-college) from diverse backgrounds such as students of color, nontraditional students, veterans etc.
  • Knowledge of career assessments and career development theory.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and prior experience with, proactive student intervention.
  • A master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.

DUTIES:

Academic and Career Advising

  • Provide consultation for declared and exploratory students on such matters as course selection, High Impact Practices

(such as study abroad, undergraduate research, etc.), degree requirements and academic achievement

  • Interpret, communicate, and keep up-to-date on all university and degree policies, such as liberal education requirements, major and minor requirements, and graduation requirements
  • Remain current with, and facilitate, course waivers and substitutions, late course adds/drops/withdrawals, and credit overloads, and other university procedures
  • Partner with departmental faculty advisors to provide connected advising for students
  • Provide individual and group major/minor/certificate advising for students
  • Utilize early warning alert mechanisms and predictive analytics to properly advise students; follow up with advisees who are at risk, based on mid-term and semester grades; provide assistance to students encountering academic difficulty
  • Advise incoming students during orientation sessions
  • Provide individual and group career development advising for students
  • Administer and interpret career assessments for advisees
  • Design and implement student programs that foster student development
  • Develop and deliver modules, seminars or courses on college success strategies and major and career exploration

Case Management

  • Assist advisees in creating individualized four-year academic degree plans/contracts
  • Communicate regularly with advisees and track progress toward their degree with the goal of increased retention and timely degree completion
  • Address advisees’ personal and academic needs by referring them to appropriate services
  • Maintain records of each advisee contact
  • Participate in campaigns to promote student engagement, progression, and retention
  • And other duties as assigned by the Associate Director of Advising.

THE UNIT: The Advising, Retention and Career Center consists of 40+ staff members dedicated to effective campus-wide academic and career advising practices and initiatives. The center consists of Academic Advising, The Office of Career Services, and Orientation Programs. Our staff partner with faculty advisors from the four colleges to provide our students with a holistic advising approach.

EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSIVITY AND ANTI-RACIST STATEMENT

The Advising, Retention, and Career Center (ARCC) is committed to the equity, diversity, and inclusivity of all people across our campuses and in our communities. At the heart of this commitment is dedication to dismantling systems of oppression and white supremacy.

We acknowledge that bias takes shape consciously and unconsciously, creating multiple layers of historical and on-going oppression on our campuses. We acknowledge that the work of ensuring a more equitable and anti-racist campus is one of continued growth and evaluation.

The ARCC will work to challenge ourselves, our students, and our colleagues to intentionally and continually examine our bias and privilege, while supporting and holding each other accountable no matter where we are on our journey. In order to value every member of our community, we aim to affirm those who are marginalized and to challenge dominant narratives, policies, and practices that perpetuate inequities.

The ARCC resolves to annually update goals and progress to ensure we are collectively and individually meeting outcomes in this statement.

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. To learn more about UWEC, visit https://www.uwec.edu/humanresources/employment-opportunities/why-uwec/.

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: https://www.uwec.edu/job-postings/.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 Advising, Retention + Career Center: Academic Advisor position (Job ID # 17784) 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 college transcript
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Please direct requests for additional information to: John Reichert at reichejr@uwec.edu

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by December 3, 2021.  However, screening may continue until position is filled. 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 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  (https://www.uwec.edu/files/8/annual-security-report.pdf) .  Also visit our Campus Security Authority policy (https://www.uwec.edu/files/787/CleryCompliancePolicy.pdf).

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

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(CSA) policy.

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity, 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 will change in November 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study/.