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Academic Advisor - 18324

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5


Academic Advising & Exploration Center


University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

Date Posted:

May 9 2022 3:08PM

Close Date:

May 27 2022

Position Description

The Department of Academic Advising and Exploration Center at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks an Academic Adivisor (Academic Advisor, AE002). Academic staff positions are provided fixed term appointments with annual renewals unless otherwise noted. Reappointment for subsequent terms is dependent upon performance, university funding and external forces.

The Academic Advisor works with new and undeclared students to provide holistic advising services helping students matriculate to the university, and providing support during their first year on campus resulting in retention of students. This position serves as a main point of contact for students and provides information about educational options and academic requirements; assists with identifying and assessing interests, skills, and values to match appropriate field of study/career options, and refers students to appropriate institutional resources. Advisors work to ensure students receive accurate, timely, and holistic advising services in support of promoting student success, retention, and program completion. They also serve as a liaison to specific colleges and departments to ensure accurate information is provided to both the department and students. The advisor will be asked to represent the department at university events, and to create a welcoming, equitable, and inclusive environment.


85% A. Academic Advising:
Assist students with program planning, general course selection, registration, and schedule review. Engage students in decision making processes and promotes appropriate and responsible choices on academic matters such as course selection and degree requirements. Refer students to appropriate campus resources which could support their success and engagement with the campus community. Counsel students on academic probation, receiving academic alerts, and/or are identified as being at risk to succeed. Maintain confidentiality and accurate student records and processes and responds to academic inquiries according to established institutional and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) policies.

5% B. Department Representation:
Participate in SOAR days, Warhawk Preview/Admitted Days, and other campus events by presenting about the services available in the Acadmeic Advising and Exploration Center (AAEC).. Coordinate with assigned college/departments to ensure AAEC staff are updated on curricular changes or opportunities.

10% C. Miscellaneous:
Serve on department, division, or university committees. Actively participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills. Perform other duties as assigned.

Application Process

For additional information and an application link, visit:

Institution Information

Founded in 1868, UW–Whitewater is one of eleven comprehensive universities in a public higher education system that also includes two doctoral institutions and a statewide Extension. UW-Whitewater’s main campus is located in Whitewater, with a branch campus in Rock County, in the city of Janesville. Together, these campuses form a preeminent academic institution driven by the pursuit of knowledge, powered by a spirit of innovation, and focused on transforming lives. UW-Whitewater’s campuses are located conveniently near Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago, and thus offer the advantage of beautiful small-town environments with easy access to the cultural and commercial opportunities of major metropolitan areas. The Warhawk family — led by caring faculty and staff — is devoted to student success within a broad range of academic programs offered at the associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral levels. These include both on-campus and online programs, and span the disciplines, from the theoretical to the applied, and encompass study in the arts, business, education, humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, technology, and professional and interdisciplinary programs. UW-Whitewater has a special mission within the UW System to serve students with disabilities and, as such, embraces the principles of universal design and is one of the most accessible campuses in the nation. The campuses have more than 200 student organizations and UW-Whitewater’s intercollegiate athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division-III level. UW-Whitewater is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, building a diverse faculty and staff with expertise and interest in serving students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and other distinct characteristics in respectful, sensitive and understanding ways. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans.

Additional Information

Only complete application packages will be considered. This includes online submission of the following documents: Cover Letter Resume Name and contact information for three professional references

Contact Information

If you have questions regarding this recruitment or if you are unable to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at (262) 472-1072 or For questions regarding this position, please contact: Melissa Walton Executive Assistant II, Enrollment and Retention 262-472-1385


Required Qualifications

Master’s degree required (by the start date)
Three years of academic advising experience
Commitment to a student-centered approach with the ability to work with a diverse population
Demonstration of excellent organizational, communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of PeopleSoft and EAB Navigate