The undergraduate Advising and Career Center (ACC) is a collaborative environment where students are assigned both an academic and career advisors to provide holistic student services. As a member of the ACC team, this entry-level academic advising position is responsible for providing comprehensive advising to a growing number of students in the School of Human Ecology (SoHE). In addition to academic advising, this position will be responsible for administrative duties that contribute to enhancing student services in SoHE.
Engages students in decision making processes and promotes appropriate and responsible choices on academic matters such as course selection and degree requirements. Maintains appropriate confidentiality, updates student advising records, and contributes to the development and delivery of academic advising related events and programs. Works to ensure students receive accurate, timely, and holistic advising services in support of promoting student success, retention, and program completion. Strives to create a welcoming, equitable, and inclusive work environment.
15% Receives, processes, and responds to academic inquiries according to established policies and procedures
60% Serves as a main point of contact for students and provides information about educational options and academic requirements; assists with identifying and assessing interests, skills, and values to match appropriate field of study/career options, and refers students to appropriate institutional resources
5% Implements academic advising events such as workshops, panel discussions, and guest speakers
5% Maintains confidentiality and accurate student records and processes and responds to academic inquiries according to established institutional and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) policies
5% Maintains expertise with advised curriculum and may assist in developing and recommending exceptions for policy and curriculum
5% Proactively engages students as needed
5% Participates in the campus-wide advising community providing input to leadership regarding the development of advising, recruitment, and co/curricular programs offered by the school/college
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.
We welcome applicants who have one or more years of experience working with people in a developmental or supportive role, for example student services, teaching, counseling, human resources, and coaching.
SoHE seeks individuals who have: - Demonstrated experience supporting and advocating for the needs of students with racial/ethnic underrepresented, first generation, or low-income identities. - Demonstrated experience working effectively as a team member and with cross unit colleagues (e.g., across departments, schools, or strategic partners) - Ability to share complex information in a clear and organized manner in both verbal and written forms
Desired professional qualities/characteristics: - Ability to work effectively with students to support their learning and personal/professional development - Commitment to creating an inclusive work and learning environment - Successful experience guiding, motivating, and/or mentoring students - Self-motivated and ability to adapt to change - Strong organizational, problem-solving and priority-setting skills
It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $42,000 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on Qualifications The starting annual base rate for this position is listed as $42,000 but may be negotiable based on experience and qualifications. Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation, holidays, and paid time off; competitive insurances and savings accounts; retirement benefits.
SCHOOL OF HUMAN ECOLOGY: The mission of the School of Human Ecology is to understand the complex relationships and interdependence among individuals, groups and families, and to focus on quality-of-life issues through research, creative innovation, education, and outreach. The School has four academic departments (Civil Society and Community Studies, Consumer Science, Design Studies, and Human Development & Family Studies) with a collective undergraduate enrollment of 1,600 students, and 100 graduate students. See https://humanecology.wisc.edu/
UW-MADISON: The University of Wisconsin-Madison has a strong reputation as a research university and for producing research that improves people's lives. The University consistently ranks among the top 6 institutions in national research expenditures. In 2015, the University received a community engagement award from the Carnegie Foundation for its commitment to deeply engaging with local, regional, national, and global communities. It is a land-grant institution with an enrollment of about 43,000 students. Madison (pop. 243,000) is the state capital and combines the culture of a large urban area with the comfort of a small city. See http://wisc.edu
How to Apply:
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To apply for this position you will need to upload a resume and cover letter that addresses your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed for this position. Applicants will also be asked to provide contact information for three professional references, include a current supervisor, who can speak to their abilities as pertains to this position. References will not be contacted without prior notification to the candidate. Questions about the position can be directed to: Patrick Jackson, Sr. Asst. Dean for Undergraduate Student Services, [email protected]
Nancy Andrews [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. )
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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.
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).
The University of Wisconsin–Madison has been a catalyst for the extraordinary since its founding in 1848. Our students, staff, and faculty partake in world-class education and conduct prolific research that solves real-world problems. Our guiding principle is the Wisconsin Idea, a commitment to outreach that creates a better future for our state, our nation, and the world. We value the contributions of each person and recognize that diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation.