Academic Advisor

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Job no: 262162-AS

Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time

Department:L&S/LAFOLLET PUBL AF/LAF PA

Location: Madison

Categories: Academic Advising

Job Summary:

This position works as part of the student services team at the La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Serves as the assigned academic advisor to undergraduate students in the School’s undergraduate certificate programs. Supports undergraduate and graduate student program initiatives and events and assists in creation of progress and outcome reporting for academic programs.

Responsibilities:
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
  • 50% 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
  • 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% Implements initiatives to create more inclusive academic programs and equitable outcomes for students

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

Education:

Preferred
Bachelor’s Degree

Qualifications:

Required Skills
* One year of experience advising, training, and/or mentoring students
* Excellent interpersonal and listening skills and a student-focused approach
* Proven commitment to increasing diversity in their field and the ability to work collaboratively and effectively within and for a diverse community in a responsive, sensitive, and caring manner
* Strong organizational and time-management skills, including the ability to problem-solve, multi-task, prioritize, and meet deadlines; attention to accuracy and detail

Preferred Skills
* Experience working in a setting where issues and skills in public policy or public management are relevant
* Experience analyzing and reporting on program outcomes
* Experience learning and using complex administrative data systems
* Self-motivated and ability to adapt to change

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: https://policy.wisc.edu/library/UW-5086. Please visit https://covidresponse.wisc.edu for the most up-to-date information.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Salary:

Minimum $39,400 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

How to Apply:

Please click on the “Apply Now” button to start the application process.

For questions on the position, contact: Majiedah Pasha, majiedah.pasha@wisc.edu 

To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.

Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the qualifications listed above.

Contact:

Majiedah Pasha
majiedah.pasha@wisc.edu
608-263-2409
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:

Academic Advisor(AE002)

Department(s):

A484400-COL OF LETTERS & SCIENCE/LAFOLLET PUBL AF/LAF PA

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:

262162-AS

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: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

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 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

Applications Open: Aug 3 2022 Central Daylight Time

Applications Close: Aug 17 2022 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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