Job description

JOB NO.: 94882-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support, Dean, Director, Executive

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 94882-AS

Working Title: Assistant Director & Academic Advisor



FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: AUGUST 06, 2018

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $48,333 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's required. Master's or PhD preferred in higher education administration, counseling psychology, student affairs, educational leadership, or related areas of study.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

At least 2 years of professional experience in higher education student services, advising, and/or academic support, preferably with underrepresented college students (racial/ethnic, first-generation, low-socioeconomic, etc.)

Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills, ability to work independently as well as part of a team, holistic student-centered focus; excellent problem-solving skills; strong relationship building skills and experience; strong interpersonal skills; strong organizational skills; attention to detail; experience working within a diverse community.

Experience in planning and implementing advising sessions, workshops, and educational programs for college students. Experience or familiarity with university systems of student records and databases highly preferred. Knowledge of academic programs and resources on the UW-Madison Campus is highly desirable. Experience with event planning, programming, and implementation for both students and staff highly preferred. Supervisory experience is desired. Knowledge of graduate and professional school admissions requirements is desirable.

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

The Assistant Director and Academic Advisor serves the needs of Scholars from New York, Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and Chicago by meeting with them on a regular basis to provide holistic advising in order to support satisfactory academic progress towards graduation. They should also be able to build and maintain networks across the UW campus to support our Scholars, and advocate with and for Scholars regarding academic and personal challenges.

This position will also assist in the daily operations, administrative management, policy implementation and long-term programming of the Posse Program. The Assistant Director and Academic Advisor will develop, implement, and sustain goals and programmatic initiatives. This position requires attention to detail, vision, time management, and organization. This role is fast paced and requires initiative and will involve a plethora of planning, development, and data collection.

It is also the duty of the Assistant Director and Academic Advisor to select, train, supervise and evaluate graduate staff to assist in program development, curriculum implementation, mentoring, and overall student and staff programming to build and maintain an environment that is inclusive and diverse.

Additional Information:

Posse is a national movement that began in 1989 when a student said, I never would have dropped out of college if I had my posse with me. The Posse Foundation identifies high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential and places them in supportive teams of 10 students. The Foundation's partner colleges and universities award Posse Scholars four-year, full-tuition, merit-leadership based scholarships.

We are the only Posse partner school in the nation to recruit from four cities. We are the largest Posse program in the country, with 182 active undergraduate Scholars on campus. Approximately two-thirds of our incoming Scholars earn consecutive 3.0 or better GPAs in their first two semesters at UW-Madison. Furthermore, within the last several years, our graduation rates have jumped to highs of 89.7% and 90.9%. Posse Scholars are extraordinary leaders who embody a variety of identities and backgrounds. Our office culture is vibrant, nourishing, collegial, and gives all team members a high degree of voice. You would join a unique and accomplished program focused on excellence, work with dedicated colleagues and high-achieving students, serve a critical role in the lives of scholars, and be challenged to grow.


Kathryn O'Connor
[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:

Please complete the application process online at Please upload a cover letter, resume and a list of 3 professional references.

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.

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

Advertised: Jun 8 2018 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Jul 6 2018 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time





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Posted: 6/9/2018
Application Due: 6/26/2018
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