Job description

JOB NO.: 96348-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 96348-AS

Working Title: STEM Academic Advisor


FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: JANUARY 21, 2019

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $46,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree preferred. One degree in a STEM field is also preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

At least one year of college/university student services, advising and/or administrative experience required.
Demonstrated high level of cultural competency and success working with students. Knowledge of issues of equity and diversity in educational settings.
Excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills are essential.
Experience and confidence in advising underrepresented students from an array of diverse backgrounds including those who are first-generation college students and/or students from economically diverse backgrounds and/or students with disabilities.
Ability to effectively advise in course and major selection, career development and transitional issues.
Availability to work evenings and weekends as necessary is required.

Please see the Additional Information section for additional preferred knowledge and Skills.

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

This position will provide intensive one-on-one and group academic advising to help assigned STEM advisees navigate the success pathway from admission to graduation. Other responsibilities include: thorough documentation of contacts with CeO scholars, organization and management of records pertaining to assigned advisees, planning and implementation of programming that addresses the needs of the STEM students and the objectives of the center, and referral of students to pertinent campus resources.
Knowledge and understanding of issues of equity and diversity in educational settings are required, along with excellent communication, interpersonal, problem-solving, organizational skills, familiarity with University systems, and a thorough knowledge of the unique concerns faced by CeO eligible students. This position is part of a committed team of student service professionals and requires flexibility, patience, energy, and a genuine desire to assist students.
This position reports to the Advising Manager.

Additional Information:

The Division of Diversity, Equity and Educational Achievement is not able to sponsor work visas for this position, thus, in compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify eligibility to work in the United States by completing the require I-9 form upon hire.

Additional knowledge and skills preferred:
Two to three years of full-time work experience in college advising or counseling, student services, orientation, student affairs, housing/residence life, counseling, enrollment management or other related areas.
Knowledge of university policies and procedures, electronic advising tools, and campus/community resources.
Previous work experience with TRIO programs (Talent Search, Upward Bound, Student Support Services, or McNair) or programs that serve similar populations.
Demonstrated knowledge or willingness to learn about the financial aid process in a higher education setting.
Technical skills in database, presentation, scheduling, spreadsheets and word processing software, web forms and related tools.
Experience working with the Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS) and Student Information System (SIS) or similar tools.
Ability to collaborate and connect with campus partners including schools and colleges, registrar, dean of students, career services, admissions, financial aid, health services, housing, and academic support services.
Outstanding interpersonal skills as well as a commitment to helping scholars achieve personal and academic excellence in STEM.
Special consideration will be given to applicants who have backgrounds similar to TRIO participants, or who have overcome barriers similar to those confronting program participants.


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:

To begin the application process please click on the "Apply Now" button. In your application materials, please include a resume, cover letter and provide 3 professional references, at least one of which should be a current or former supervisor.

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: Nov 27 2018 Central Standard Time

Application Close: Dec 28 2018 11:55 PM Central Standard Time





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Posted: 11/28/2018
Application Due: 1/27/2019
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