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Academic Advising Coordinator

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus
Student Support Services

Full Time, Staff

  • Official Title: Student Affairs Program Specialist
  • Job ID: #18766
  • 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 Advising Coordinator

A full-time academic staff position is available in Student Support Services beginning September 2, 2022. The official title of this position is Student Affairs Program Specialist, and the working title is Academic Advising Coordinator. This position is contingent on grant funding, and the salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in college student development, educational psychology, vocational rehabilitation, or a related field.
  • Three years’ experience in the provision of student services, preferably for Student Support Services participants or similar populations.
  • Experience in advising undeclared students and knowledge of a variety of academic program requirements are assets.
  • Experience in overcoming barriers like those confronting the project participants is considered an asset.

DUTIES: The Academic Advising Coordinator provides individual and group advising for project participants to promote their retention and graduation. The coordinator closely monitors the students’ academic performance and assists in developing programming to address their educational needs. The coordinator also provides information to students on financial planning, financial literacy, and FAFSA completion.

    1. Assist with the interviewing and selection of program participants
    2. Administer student assessments and identify services to promote personal development and academic achievement
    3. Advise participants regarding majors, course selection, degree planning, career development, and university policies, as either official or supplemental advisor
    4. Design and implement programming for participants on such topics as financial and economic literacy, financial aid information, FAFSA completion, and scholarship applications
    5. Monitor the academic performance and degree progress of all participants, coordinating the program’s midterm intervention and other academic support efforts
    6. Perform outreach and design services for students experiencing academic difficulty
    7. Teach a section of General Arts and Sciences 100, Foundations for Academic Success, to facilitate the transition of new program participants into the university environment
    8. Provide students with advice and assistance to support their admission into post-baccalaureate education programs
    9. Teach a section of General Arts and Sciences 260, Graduate School Exploration, for program participants
    10. Assist the director in preparing publicity materials, conducting surveys, and compiling reports
    11. Collaborate with faculty and staff in academic departments and student service units to address the educational needs of the project participants
    12. Perform other duties, as assigned, to promote the students’ academic achievement, retention, and graduation

UNIT: The TRIO Student Support Services project receives funding from the U.S. Department of Education to promote the retention and graduation rates of 300 eligible students who are from low-income households, are first-generation college students, or have disabilities. The Academic Advising Coordinator contributes to this objective by providing individual and group advising, monitoring the students’ academic progress, and developing programming to address their educational needs. The Student Support Services program is strongly committed to the goals of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Click on this link to access the program’s web site: https://www.uwec.edu/SSS/index.htm.

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 with a commitment to the 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.

CLERY ACT REPORTING RESPONSIBILITIES: By definition of this position, you will be considered a campus security authority (CSA) to whom people may report certain crimes occurring within our on-campus and off-campus property. You may review the CSA responsibilities at this link: https://www.uwec.edu/kb/article/policies-uwec-clery-act-compliance/.

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 Student Support Services: Student Affairs Program Specialist position (Job ID # 18766) 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 or curriculum vita
  • Unofficial graduate school transcripts
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Please direct requests for additional information to:

Debra Baier; baierda@uwec.edu

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by October 7, 2022. 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 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).