POSITION: A full-time, professional academic staff position is available in the
Advising, Retention + Career Center beginning September 1, 2022. The job title is Academic Advisor. This is a fixed term renewable
assignment, contingent on performance and funding. The salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
- A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited
- Knowledge of best practices to promote student academic success and career exploration, and ability to learn,
understand and explain processes and requirements.
- Strong written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.
- Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and meet goals and
work well under time pressure and respond to multiple demands.
- Demonstrated ability to work as a cohesive member of a
- Demonstrated ability in developing cooperative relationships and
partnerships with colleagues, and with faculty and staff.
- Demonstrated successful experience working with students (college or
pre-college) from diverse backgrounds such as students of color, nontraditional students, veterans etc.
- Knowledge of career
assessments and career development theory.
- Demonstrated knowledge of, and prior experience with, proactive student
- A master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, or comparable/related professional experience
Academic and Career Advising
- Provide consultation for declared and exploratory
students on such matters as course selection, High Impact Practices (such as study abroad, undergraduate research, etc.), degree
requirements and academic achievement
- Interpret, communicate, and keep up-to-date on all university and degree policies, such as
liberal education requirements, major and minor requirements, and graduation requirements
- Utilize technology (PeopleSoft, Navigate,
Canvas, etc.) to provide connected proactive advising, maintain records of student contact, and respond to student concerns
- Facilitate late course adds/drops/withdrawals, course waivers and substitutions, credit overloads, and other university registration
- Partner with departmental faculty advisors to provide connected advising for students
- Provide individual and
group major/minor/certificate advising for students
- Provide assistance to and follow up with advisees in academic difficulty, based
on early alerts and midterm and final grades
- Advise incoming students during orientation sessions
- Provide individual and
group career development advising for students
- Administer and interpret career assessments for advisees
- Design and
implement student programs that foster student development
- Develop and deliver modules, seminars or courses on college success
strategies and major and career exploration
- Assist advisees in creating
individualized four-year academic degree plans/contracts
- Maintain records of each advisee contact, participate in tracking students
and communicating with campus partners for follow-up as needed using multiple software including PeopleSoft and Navigate
- Communicate regularly with advisees and track progress toward their degree with the goal of increased retention and timely degree
- Address advisees’ personal and academic needs by referring them to appropriate services
- Participate in
campaigns to promote student engagement, progression, and retention
- And other duties as assigned by the Associate Director of
THE UNIT: The Advising, Retention and Career Center consists of 40+ staff members dedicated to
effective campus- wide academic and career advising practices and initiatives. The center consists of Academic Advising, Career Services,
Academic Testing, and Orientation Programs. Our staff partner with faculty advisors from the four colleges to provide our students with a
holistic advising approach.
UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of
approximately 11,500 students and 1,400 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and
is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select
graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity,
sustainability, leadership, and innovation. To learn more about UWEC, visit https://www.uwec.edu/human-resources/employment-opportunities
The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a
metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and
trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following
UW-Eau Claire Web site: https://www.uwec.edu/job–postings/ .You must create
an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the “Click here to Register” link to begin the
registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your “User Name” and “Password” and select “Login.” Click the link to the
Advising, Retention + Career Center: Academic Advisor position (Job ID # 18598) and then click the “Apply Now” button to
submit your application electronically. Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all
required fields are completed. Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:
- Letter of application
- Unofficial college transcript
- Names and contact information for three references.
requests for additional information to: John Reichert at firstname.lastname@example.org
consideration, completed applications must be received by August 7, 2022. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the
process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding
past conduct related to 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.
The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and
working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is limited, the University Police want students, faculty and staff to be
aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime
Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Visit Campus
Security and Fire Report (https://www.uwec.edu/files/8/annual-security-report.pdf) . Also visit
our Campus Security Authority policy (https://www.uwec.edu/files/787/CleryCompliancePolicy.pdf).
UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.