Computer Sciences Academic Advisor

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Job no: 263348-AS

Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Academic Advising

Job Summary:

The Department of Computer Sciences is searching for Academic Advisors to join our undergraduate major and certificate advising team. The position is part of a growing student focused departmental student services unit. The Academic Advisor serves as primary advisor to a caseload of Computer Sciences declared students. In collaboration with fellow advising team members this role provides prospective student outreach activities, with a focus on marginalized populations, and develops intentional academic success and departmental community-building initiatives.

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.

  • 5% 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
  • 15% 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
  • 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

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Bachelor’s Degree
Preferred minimum.


Required Qualifications
* Prior experience in college/university advising or student services.
* Demonstrated cultural competency in working with students from diverse backgrounds, particularly international student populations.
* Experience working in Microsoft Outlook and Excel, Google Documents, and web-based software.
* Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines with a strong attention to detail.
* Ability to work independently and in a team setting to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
* Professional written and oral communication skills; ability to organize and communicate complex information effectively.
* Commitment to fostering a respectful, effective, collegial work environment through a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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: Please visit 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:



Minimum $53,000 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: Cindy Fendrick, or 608-262-5601

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 and resume should address your qualifications as they pertain to the qualifications listed above.


Cindy Fendrick
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)



Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


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Applications Open: Jul 20 2022 Central Daylight Time

Applications Close: Aug 8 2022 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time