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JOB NO.: 94037-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 94037-AS

Working Title: Transitional Advising and Outreach Services Advisor


Hiring Department: A070600-COL OF AG & LIFE SCIENCES/UNDRGRD PRG & SRV

FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: APRIL 19, 2018

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $40,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred; Knowledge of CALS-based programs and/or the broader UW-Madison landscape preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

At least two years of professional or graduate student experience in direct student services in higher education or related field; advising experience necessary.
Prior experience coordinating logistics for programs, workshops, etc., public speaking and presentation skills to diverse audiences, broad knowledge of student development, including among pre-college populations
General computing and Microsoft Office skills.

The ideal candidate's qualities include:
-Interest in advising prospective and current students on curricular requirements, couse offerings and potential career paths in CALS majors
-Excellent oral and written communication skills, including dynamic public speaking skills and the ability to effectively engage across a variety of constituents
-Excellent time management and organization skills; must be detail oriented
-Training and knowledge in culturual competency and commitment to fostering diverse and inclusive climates
-Self-starter approach to tasks; ability to maintain consistent work flow and follow-through work
-Mature and balanced judgment with the ability to manage conflict
-Ability to work independently, with strong skills as a team player and collaborator
-Understanding of policy formation as it affects procedures and goals of the office

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

This position is a part of the CALS Transitional Advising and Outreach Services (TAOS) team, which functions as a unit within the Office of Academic Affairs in CALS. A main function of TAOS services supports prospective, new, and continuing undergraduates to successfully transition into and within CALS through a variety of outreach, advising, and academic support initiatives. The primary responsibility of this office focuses on helping students transition from the pre-college and exploratory phase of selecting an academic program, to becoming engaged in student development activities and academic program solidification.

Additional Information:

The CALS Office of Academic Affairs ( serves as the office for all undergraduates in the college, as well as for Farm and Industry Short Course students ( The office administers the college Honors Program, CALS Career Services, underrepresented student recruitment and retention, international programs, scholarship programs, transitional advising services, curriculum and advising oversight, and other academic affairs. The office is a team based environment and works in close collaboration with academic and administrative departments. The college offers 24 undergraduate majors to over 3500 undergraduates.

- This position reports to the Senior Assistant Dean responsible for enrollment management.
- Periodic weekend and evening duties required.
- A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.


Justin Cave
[email protected]
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. )

Instructions to applicants:

To begin the application process please click on the 'Apply Now' button. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV and a cover letter briefly describing your qualifications relevant to the position.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: Mar 30 2018 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Apr 13 2018 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time





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Posted: 4/1/2018
Application Due: 4/21/2018
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