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Advising Retention and Career Center: Associate Director of Advising

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus

Full Time, Administrative

  • Official Title: Academic Advising Associate Director
  • Job ID: #20599
  • 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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Advising Retention and Career Center: Associate Director of Advising

POSITION: A full-time, professional academic staff position is available in the Advising, Retention + Career Center beginning May 20, 2024. The working title for this assignment is Associate Director of Advising with an official title of Academic Advising Associate Director (Inst).  This is a renewable assignment. The salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.


  • A master's degree from a regionally accredited institution  
  • Experience working with college students, specifically in academic advising
  • Previous supervisory experience


  • Demonstrated commitment to support and enhance the diversity and cultural and global awareness of students, faculty, and staff
  • 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
  • Knowledge of programming related to advising and academic support
  • 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
  • Knowledge of major and career exploration best practices
  • 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 and EAB Navigate360


  • Hire, train, and supervise lead advisors, academic advisors in the Advising, Retention and Career Center.  Serve as the primary supervisor for 8 Lead Advisors and secondary supervisor for 22 Academic Advisors.
  • Assess programming needs and oversees the development of programming initiatives in the advising center, including a peer advising program
  • Implements assessment practices for academic advising
  • Coordinates resources and best practices of advising for special populations including at risk, probation/suspension, undeclared, transfer, non-traditional, veteran, international and prospective students
  • Advise a small caseload of students
  • Represents the department on various committees and work groups, and acting on behalf of Director of Academic Advising as requested
  • Other duties as assigned

THE UNITThe Advising, Retention + Career Center consists of 40 staff members.  The office consists of Academic Advising, Career Services, New Student Programs and Academic Testing.  For more information, visit

UNIVERSITY AND EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 9,000 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

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 100,000people 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 Advising, Retention & Career Center: Academic Advising Associate Director position (Job ID # 20599) 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: John Reichert;

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received March 10, 2024.  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. 

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. Also visit our Campus Security Authority(CSA) policy.

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer.