Job Positions

Academic Advisor (#500098)

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5


Undergraduate Advising Resource Center


University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Date Posted:

May 24 2022 1:55PM

Close Date:

Jun 10 2022

Position Description

The professional academic advisor is responsible for providing expert academic advising to undergraduate students. The person is expected to assume an active, positive, creative and collaborative role in providing advising as part of the Undergraduate Advising Resource Center (UARC) professional advising staff.


Provide expert, credible and sensitive academic advising to all undergraduate students. Advise students regarding selecting a major and courses, career objectives, academic success strategies and personal goals. Interpret probation and suspension policy and implement proactive advising plan with at-risk students. Communicate and interpret University policies including; general education requirements, major and minor requirements and graduation requirements, curriculum modifications, course waivers and substitutions, late course adds/drops/withdrawals, credit overloads. Manage an advising load of 300-400 students. Diverse student load may include declared, exploratory, online, traditional, non-traditional, at-risk, probationary, honors, multicultural, international. Conduct orientation sessions, group advising and meetings for new, continuing, re-entry and transfer students. Collaborate with the advising staff in developing, implementing and improving administrative processes necessary for successful developmental, proactive and exploratory advising initiatives. Assume an active, positive role within the UARC to develop and implement cooperative and collaborative team approaches to workload issues as part of a curriculum-based team and as part of internal workgroups. Organize and maintain documents (e.g., forms, handbook, planning sheets) used by advisors in the course of performing their professional advising responsibilities. Represent the UARC at various University events and meetings. Serve as a UARC resource person and liaison with faculty advisors. Role involves development of faculty advisor resources, training and professional development (e.g. faculty advising handbook, advisor development sessions). Communicate and share information to keep advising colleagues informed. Maintain current knowledge of campus resources in order to refer students appropriately. Work with the Registrar’s Office regarding curriculum demands, basic data reporting, registration procedures, feedback about degree audit, SIS/TitanWeb. Actively participate in advisor training and professional development. Other duties as assigned by the Director of Academic Advising.

Application Process

Please see the UW Oshkosh job posting website for application details:

Institution Information

Become part of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, a place where excellence and opportunity meet and where respected faculty and staff continue to support the institution’s 140-year tradition of leadership and innovation. As the third-largest university in the UW System with just under 14,000 students, UW Oshkosh offers comprehensive and competitive opportunities to attract highly-talented individuals who are committed to the University’s mission and core values. Please visit Careers at UW Oshkosh for more information:

Additional Information

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWO, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status. Diversity drives innovation, creativity, and progress. At the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the culture, identities, life experiences, unique abilities, and talents of every individual contribute to the foundation of our success. Creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable environment is of paramount importance to us. This pursuit prepares all of us to be global citizens who will contribute to the betterment of the world. We are committed to a university culture that provides everyone with the opportunity to thrive.

Contact Information

Lauren Burgbacher (920) 424-3394


Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree. Demonstrated exceptional interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. Presentation skills. Commitment to delivery of high quality academic advising to a diverse college student population. Ability to work in fast-paced environment; learn and communicate continually changing and detailed information.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in counseling, higher education, or related field. Advising or counseling experience. Experience working with a diverse population of college students in a student-centered environment. Experience working in higher education. Teaching or training experience. Knowledge of student development theory. Experience advising non-traditional students in online programs.