Job description


Job no: 100177-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support

Position Summary:

Cross-College Advising Service (CCAS) is the largest advising unit on campus, serving a diverse population of undecided/exploring undergraduate students. CCAS strives to create a welcoming space for all and encourages applications from members of underrepresented communities and from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion. CCAS seeks a caring and supportive individual to join our academic advising staff. CCAS advisors assist students as they navigate through the process of major/career exploration and decision making. Our advisors serve students in multiple ways: one-on-one advising appointments, drop-in advising, and group advising during the Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) program.

CCAS is a university-wide academic advising service and is the assigned advising unit for undecided/exploring students who seek guidance about their major and career plans. The office serves primarily first-year and second-year students. CCAS also advises exploring transfer students and is an important resource for any student who may be considering a change in major or is in transition from one UW-Madison school or college to another.

CCAS is a large team of professional academic/career advisors who value professional growth and the continued development of CCAS as a team. CCAS staff advise students who are exploring interests across all majors on campus and serve students in several residence hall offices and other places where students gather. In addition, CCAS supports a staff of 25-30 student peer advisors each summer and academic year.

How we at CCAS do our work:
CCAS is a team-oriented workplace that taps into the energy, strengths, and interests of its staff to fulfill other vital office needs. In addition to advising, staff embrace other important duties, such as supervising and training student peer advisors, coordinating of SOAR, planning professional development, managing assessment, and creating orientation events for incoming students.

You can learn more about CCAS here:

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree required

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

We welcome applicants who have one or more years of experience working with people in a developmental or supporting manner, for example student services, teaching, counseling, human resources, and coaching.

CCAS seeks an individual who is interested in working with undecided and exploring students and demonstrates the ability to:

- Foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion
- Work effectively with a diverse community of students and staff
- Share complex information in a clear and organized manner in both verbal and written forms
- Connect well with others (students & families, faculty, staff)
- Work effectively and collaborate as a member of a team



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 75% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $43,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the "Apply Now" button (, PVL 100177) to start the application process. Applicants will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter outlining relevant qualifications and experience. PDF preferred, but not required. Pay will be based on experience and qualifications.
To see the full position description, click on "List of Duties" above.


Kory Deavers
[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. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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Applications Open: Aug 30 2019 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close:Sep 23 2019 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time




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Posted: 9/4/2019
Application Due: 9/23/2019
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