The academic advisor position engages program scholars who receive the Mercile J. Lee Scholarships 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.
Scholars are organized by classes for the development and enhancement of leadership and organizational skills. The academic advisor is expected to provide scholars with academic, social, personal, and career support through direct advising and program activities, focusing on holistic advising supporting scholar's academic, professional, and personal development. The academic advisor maintains Individual appointments with scholars at least twice annually for high-touch academic advising, coaching and monitoring academic progress; exploring career goals, aspirations, and other concerns; and identifying additional experiences for the pursuit of personal and academic excellence.
The academic advisor role also includes responsibilities of planning and assisting in the development of program activities (retreats, workshops, social activities, volunteer opportunities, annual events) that further promote community building and student development.
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.
10% Receives, processes, and responds to academic inquiries according to established policies and procedures
40% 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
10% Implements academic advising events such as workshops, panel discussions, and guest speakers
10% 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
10% Maintains expertise with advised curriculum and may assist in developing and recommending exceptions for policy and curriculum
10% 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
5% Supports students in their academic, personal, social, and career development.
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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.
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Required Master's Degree preferably in the behavioral or social sciences, education, or related areas.
Required: - Two (2) years of full-time professional work experience in higher education in academic advising, student affairs, student services, counseling, or related field. - Direct experience working with underrepresented ethnic/minority and socially/economically disadvantaged undergraduates. - Manage a workload in a fast-paced, high traffic area and the ability to multi-task. - General knowledge of academic disciplines, programs, and resources. - Excellent interpersonal, customer service, communication (oral and written), and organizational skills. - Demonstrated ability to promote an understanding and respect of cultural and human diversity and abilities. - Experience working in a dynamic team environment as well as independently. - General knowledge of and skills with Microsoft Office Software and in other computer software and tools. - Experience working with academically talented students.
Preferred: - Demonstrated ability in developing and coordinating academic programs for students. - Experience working with academic support programs and services, and diverse faculty and/or staff. - Demonstrated ability to create and maintain relationships with program stakeholders. - Ability to exercise initiative and creativity to enhance programming for undergraduate students. - General knowledge of quantitative and qualitative measures for program evaluation. - Knowledge and understanding of the preparation for graduate and professional school opportunities.
It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $50,000 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on Qualifications The expected salary range for this position is $50,000 $58,000 for highly experienced candidates. Actual pay will depend on experience and qualifications.
The Mercile J. Lee Scholars Program is a merit-based program serving over 500 high-achieving students who receive a full tuition award when admitted to the University of Wisconsin-Madison. With a philosophy of Excellence in Scholarship, Leadership and Service, the Program provides intensive and consistent levels of direct support to Scholars through: (1) high touch advising and career information and services; (2) monitoring of academic progress, and making referrals to supplementary and tutorial support services; (3) assisting Scholars with their transition to the university community through mentoring relationships and by connecting Scholars with campus and community partners; (4) providing Community Building opportunities for Scholars to connect with each other at class and monthly program meetings where class sponsored service projects and social activities are identified and scheduled; and (5) offering leadership skills development opportunities through Scholars sponsored program workshops for class and program officers.
Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.
Additional Requirements: - Must be able to work evenings and weekends as necessary.
How to Apply:
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You will be asked to provide a cover letter and resume addressing your skills and experience as they relate to the qualifications and duties in this job description. Please also address the following items in the cover letter: - Your direct experience working with underrepresented ethnic/minority and socially/economically disadvantaged undergraduates. - Your direct experience working with and supporting students with opportunities that includes scholarship, leadership, and service. - Your experience working with academically talented students.
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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).
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