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JOB NO.: 96577-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 96577-AS

Working Title: Academic Advisor


FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: FEBRUARY 01, 2019

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $33,065 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelors degree required, preferably in economics. Masters degree in counseling, education, economics, or related degree preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Minimum of one year of experience working with students in a higher education setting required. Experience working in economics or a related field preferred. Experience in academic advising is highly preferred; experience in counseling or student services in a higher education environment may be substituted. Strong communication skills (written, oral and electronic). Ability to interact effectively with students, parents, faculty, staff, campus colleagues, and prospective students.

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

This position serves as one of three academic advisors in the Department of Economics, a large department with 1,200 undergraduate majors, 200+ MS students, and 140+ PhD students, along with 36 faculty, 12 teaching staff and 18 support staff with an annual budget of $15+ million. This advisor will serve the undergraduate population and represent the department at SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration), campus committees as well as professional-related workshops.

Additional Information:

This is a professional position providing academic advising and associated student services. The ability to be sensitive to the educational needs of a variety of undergraduate students in the advisor/advisee role is essential.Diversity of our workforce as well as cultural and linguistic sensitivity is highly valued. To demonstrate this, applicants for this position should be able to demonstrate through past experience an ability to work effectively and sensitively with people from ethnically diverse backgrounds and cultures, including people from foreign countries and non-native English speakers. Multilingual and multicultural candidates are encouraged to apply.

The position requires a high level of attention to accuracy and detail in a fast-paced work environment. The ideal candidate will have excellent public speaking skills for large and small group audiences, as well as having availability for occasional evening events of the department and the university, including student organizations.

The ability to effectively use information systems and technology resources in student services delivery is expected. Knowledge of (or the ability to learn) PeopleSoft (SIS), DARS, WiscCal, Tableau, databases, spreadsheets and report generation is essential.


Kimberly Grocholski
[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 click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process.

Title will be determined upon hire.

For questions on the position contact: Kimberly Grocholski, (608) 262-3285 or [email protected]

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.

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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: Nov 9 2018 Central Standard Time

Application Close: Dec 15 2018 11:55 PM Central Standard Time





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Posted: 11/10/2018
Application Due: 12/16/2018
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