Academic Advisor

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Position Title: Academic Advisor


Serve as an Academic Advisor to approximately 80 student members of the UW Oshkosh Student Support Services (SSS) STEM program. The program offers advising and academic support services for first-generation college students and students whose limited family income meets federally established assistance guidelines. Student Support Services (SSS) STEM is one of the U.S. Department of Education funded TRIO programs intended to provide opportunities for academic development, to assist students in achieving their educational goals, and to motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education.

Official Title: Academic Advisor

Business Title:

Student Support Services TRIO STEM Academic Advisor

Employment Class: Academic Staff

FTE: 1.0 FTE

Compensation: $40,000 – $45,000

FLSA Status:


Terms of Employment: Annual, Fixed Term Terminal

Position Summary:

Serve as the Academic Advisor to a caseload of approximately 80 students who are members of the UW Oshkosh Student Support Services (SSS) STEM program.  The SSS STEM program serves 120 UW Oshkosh students annually.  SSS students are first-generation college (parents have not earned a baccalaureate degree) students and/or students whose family income meets federally established guidelines.  Students with a document disability may also be served in the program.  The goal of SSS STEM is to increase the college persistence and graduation rates of the students it serves.  SSS STEM is one of the U.S. Department of Education funded TRIO programs.

During the academic year, evening hours on a weekly basis may be required. Evening hours in the summer and weekend hours during both the academic year and summer on an occasional basis are required.

UW Oshkosh provides a competitive benefits package for all benefit-eligible positions. Click here for more details:


50% Provide support for an assigned caseload of student participants in the areas of academic advising, life skills development, student success development, career planning, financial literacy, and financial aid and scholarship assistance. Encourage students to participate fully in the college experience including study abroad, internship opportunities and consideration of graduate school.

1. Assess student needs and develop an individualized student success plan. Monitor student progress employing developmental, proactive, and appreciative academic advising methods.

2. Monitor student grades, grade-point averages, and progress towards graduation.

3. Refer SSS students to other service providers on campus such as the Center for Academic Resources, Financial Aid, Registrar, Student Accounts, Counseling Center, Reading/Study Center, Disability Services, Project Success, etc.

4. Maintain detailed and accurate records of student contacts. Assist in updating and maintaining student files as required by federal and institutional regulations.

25% Assist in the development and implementation of project services under the direction of the program director and in collaboration with the other SSS/SSS STEM staff members.

1. Keep current with trends and knowledge in the fields of student success programs.

2. Employ best practices and success strategies in the design, implementation, and assessment of the SSS/SSS STEM program components.

3. In collaboration with SSS/SSS STEM colleagues, develop, provide overall direction to, and evaluate either the SSS/SSS STEM Learning Groups for first-year students or the Peer Mentoring program for second-year students. Assure seamless transition between the two components. Train and provide direction and guidance to student employees serving as Learning Group Leaders or Peer Mentors. Be present at Learning Group or Peer Mentor activities and events.

4. Create, implement, conduct, and assess academic workshops, activities, and events for SSS/SSS STEM students. 

10% Recruit eligible students into the program and obtain documentation to verify program eligibility.

5% Advocate for first-generation and limited-income students.

5% Communicate and collaborate with the campus community. Serve on campus committees and participate in campus events and activities.

5% Perform other duties as assigned by the SSS/SSS STEM Director.



Bachelor’s degree. 

Experience working with educational programs specifically with marginalized, underrepresented student populations. 

Demonstrated exceptional interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. 

Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with students, faculty, and staff. 

Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 


Master’s degree in counseling, higher education, or a related field.

Advising or counseling experience.

Experience supporting the needs of first-generation, income eligible students.

Demonstrated knowledge of and/or experience with Student Support Services (SSS) and/or other TRIO programs. 

Proficient in another language other than English; Bilingual in Spanish and/or Hmong preferred.

To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application:

cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 reference

For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at or 920-424-1166.

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by Sunday, August 21, 2022 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

Legal Notices:

AA/EO Statement
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWO, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

DEI Statement
Diversity drives innovation, creativity, and progress. At the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the culture, identities, life experiences, unique abilities, and talents of every individual contribute to the foundation of our success. Creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable environment is of paramount importance to us. This pursuit prepares all of us to be global citizens who will contribute to the betterment of the world. We are committed to a university culture that provides everyone with the opportunity to thrive.

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CBC & Reference Check Policy
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Work Authorization
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh 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.

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