Appointment Type: Academic Staff-Fixed Term Terminal
Reporting to and under the general supervision of the Academic Program Manager, the Professional Academic Advisor is responsible for working as a team member and performs a variety of academic advising services to first-year, second year, and transfer students of designated majors in the College of Arts and Sciences. This includes collaborating with students on their individualized educational pathways, creating academic plans and schedules, assisting in declaring majors/minors, and supporting students in making decisions concerning their learning experiences, academic goals, persistence, and timely graduation. The incumbent works collaboratively with other professional academic advisors, faculty, university staff, administrators, and coaches to support the educational experience of the students, as well as perform other activities related to student success and academic advising.
This position will be for the length of three years with the potential of becoming renewable pending budget and performance.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Bachelor's Degree in related field from an accredited institution of higher education.
Two years of professional experiences in a student services program area or a related field.
Experience working with and advocating for students from underrepresented populations.
Demonstrated experience and knowledge of practices, procedure, and trends of student success and academic advising programs.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Master's degree in Counseling, Student Affairs, Education, or related field.
Experience with student information systems and databases (PeopleSoft, EAB Navigate, Starfish, or equivalent)
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants are required to apply online. UWRF will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Applicants are required to provide:
Letter of interest specifying qualifications and experience (cover letter)
Names, addresses and telephone numbers of at least three references who can specifically comment upon your experience and professional preparation (references)
Inquiries should be addressed to: McKenna Pfeiffer
Deadline to Apply: Initial review of applications will begin upon receipt. For full consideration, applicants should submit all required materials by October 31, 2021.
UW-River Falls does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources at 715-425-4941.