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Categories: Great Lakes Region 5




University of Wisconsin-Madison

Date Posted:

Sep 15 2021 3:25PM

Close Date:

Sep 30 2021

Position Description

The Academic Advisor position is part of the College of Letters & Science Academic Advising Services team (L&S AAS,, a unit in L&S Student Academic Affairs. L&S AAS strives to advance the L&S commitment to diversity while serving as an entry point for students in the College, which has growing academic programs and welcomes several thousand new first-year and transfer students each year. The unit advises undeclared students and collaborates with other academic and student services units. AAS staff assist and support undergraduate students in exploring educational goals, learning about academic requirements, navigating the university structure, gaining an understanding and appreciation of the liberal arts, and progressing in a timely fashion toward degree completion. L&S AAS provides holistic, comprehensive, and accurate academic advising that enhances students' Wisconsin Experience. L&S AAS is seeking an academic advisor who values diversity, equity, and inclusion; supports student success; and works collaboratively. The Advisor will also be a part of the AAS Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) advising team. AAS plays an essential role in welcoming 2,500 incoming students to L&S during a large portion of the summer and a three-day period in January prior to the spring term.



Application Process

Please click on the "Apply Now" button on this page to start the application process. An applicant may be hired into an Associate Advisor, Advisor, or Senior Advisor title dependent upon experience. Title will be determined upon hire. For questions on the position, contact: Kelly Cuene, or 608-890-3382. To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice. Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above.

Institution Information

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:
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Additional Information

Find out more about L&S Academic Advising Services and the department in which it is housed, L&S Student Academic Affairs, on the web: and The L&S commitment to diversity is outlined at and applicants can learn more about the Wisconsin Experience at

Contact Information

Kelly Cuene
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )


Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree required.
The Academic Advisor position requires the following skills, knowledgebase, and experiences:
-One or more years of experience in education, advising, or student services; experience working with college students preferred.
-Experience fostering and promoting the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
-Demonstrated ability to build rapport with students and knowledge of approaches to student development.
-An understanding of power, privilege, intersectionality, and social justice; and a commitment and understanding of work in an educational setting done through these lenses.
-Ability to share complex information in a clear and organized manner in both verbal and written forms to a variety of audiences.
-Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively as part of a team, while being cognizant of differing work styles.
-Excellent organizational skills as well as strong attention to accuracy and detail.
-An appreciation for and understanding of the value and benefits of a liberal arts education and an ability to communicate this to students, parents, and campus.

Preferred Qualifications