Academic Advisor

  • Full Time
  • Madison

Website University of Wisconsin

JOB NO:275775-AS

JOB SUMMARY: The College of Letters & Science (L&S) Honors Program ( aims to put into action the values of a liberal arts education and enhance the experience of highly motivated undergraduate students. L&S Honors Program advisors work as a team and serve as primary academic advisors to all undeclared L&S Honors students. Honors advisors also have an auxiliary advising role for program students who have declared a major. In addition to providing holistic individual advising services for ca. 1500 undergraduates, spanning new student orientation (SOAR) through graduation, L&S Honors advisors assist with development and assessment of advising-related programming and with administrative tasks that support the endeavors of the L&S Honors Program.

The advisor hired into this role will join the UW-Madison advising community, a strong, campus-wide network that helps students navigate their undergraduate experience. Participation in this community involves training, ongoing professional development, mentoring, and committee service. Interested candidates can visit to learn more about advising core competencies and advisor resources at UW-Madison.

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.

  • 10% Receives, processes, and responds to academic inquiries according to established policies and procedures
  • 40% 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
  • 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
  • 20% Other tasks necessary to meet program goals.
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; preferably in a liberal arts and sciences field; MA or PhD level coursework and research experience and/or Master’s degree in counseling, student personnel, social work or similar highly desirable.
– At least two years of experience working with students as an academic advisor or in a closely related field (e.g. teaching, counseling, coaching, student services)
– Demonstrated commitments to liberal arts education and a student-centered approach
– Strong written and oral communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
– Ability to work as a member of the Honors Program team and collaborate with campus partners

– Experience working with undergraduate students in an interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary program or a research-based program
– Facilitation skills that can be used during group advising sessions, student orientation, etc.
– Experience and demonstrated success working with students from diverse backgrounds, including those historically underrepresented in higher education including first generation college students, students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, and BIPOC students
– Ability to work flexible hours (occasional evenings and weekend days)

WORK TYPE: Full Time: 100%
SALARY: Minimum $39,400 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: For questions on the position contact: Erin Warner 608-262-2984 [email protected]
HOW TO APPLY: To apply for this position, upload a cover letter, resume, and 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 minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above.

CONTACT: Christine Evans
[email protected]
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

OFFICIAL TITLE: Academic Advisor(AE002)
EMPLOYMENT CLASS: Academic Staff-Renewable
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. 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:

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:MAR 6 2023 Central Standard Time

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