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Madison, WI

ACADEMIC ADVISOR in Madison, Wisconsin

LocationMadison, Wisconsin, 53715
Employment TypeContractor
Date Posted2022-06-13
Direct Apply
Valid Through2023-02-16

Job Description:


Minimum $50,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Job Summary:

The School of Education is growing! Join our team supporting our diverse, committed, and caring students. The UW-Madison School of Education's Student Services office seeks an Academic Advisor to advance our mission to educate leaders that enrich lives, transform communities, and better the world. Our academic programs span education, arts, and health fields and are home to more than 1500 undergraduate and 1000 graduate students. The School of Education Student Services office is an equity-focused, holistic, integrated academic and career advising team seeking a colleague excited to support students in their growth through proactive advising and connecting to next steps. We are committed to cultivating diverse spaces for students and staff to thrive. Candidates from a variety of backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Experience in health care, working with students interested in health careers and related majors is preferred, but training is provided. Our school is small enough to provide personalized support, with big ideas to help our students change themselves and the world.


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
  • 60% 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
  • 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
  • 5% Proactively engages students as needed
  • 10% 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
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


Bachelor's Degree


We welcome applicants from all academic backgrounds who have one or more years of experience working with people in a developmental or supporting manner, for example student services, teaching, counseling, human resources, and coaching.

The School of Education Student Services seeks individuals who are interested in working with School of Education students and demonstrate the ability to:
-Foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion
-Work effectively with a diverse community of students and staff
-Share complex information in a clear and organized manner in both verbal and written forms
-Connect well with others (students & families, faculty, staff)
-Work effectively and collaborate as a member of a team

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:


How to Apply:

Using the button on the position posting, candidates should submit letter of interest, CV/resume, and contact information for three (3) references via the jobs.wisc.edu website.


Nicole Spear
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: *****, STS: *****) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:

Academic Advisor(AE002)



Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


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: Jun 13 2022 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jul 8 2022 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

Job ID: 7596698119546082824

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