Director of Academic and Career Advising
University of Wisconsin - Parkside
Position Location: Southeastern, WI
Reporting Relationship: Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside welcomes applications for a Director of Academic and Career Advising for a full time 12 month position.
The University uses a holistic advising approach to support students as they explore both their academic/career interests and the diverse curricular and co-curricular opportunities available at UW-Parkside. The Director is responsible for guiding our student centered advising program and specific retention, persistence, and graduation initiatives as well as managing the development and support of advisors responsible for the implementation of programs and initiatives. The Director provides leadership for campus wide advising practices, philosophies and pedagogies and works in collaboration with academic departments and administrative units to assess advising and ensure that the strategic initiatives of the university are being successfully implemented.
A. Vision and Leadership
- Provide leadership for a campus wide model of advising and career development that incorporates personnel, policy, structure and process.
- Establish a clear vision, mission, goals, objectives and learning outcomes for campus wide advising and career development.
- Develop an advising curriculum and pedagogy and associated training that supports student success.
- Develop, maintain and evaluate programs and services designed to facilitate student success, retention and improve graduation rates.
- Identify and support the use of technology to advance the mission of the unit and improve the student experience.
- Develop and implement a comprehensive assessment plan with identifiable student learning outcomes to guide services and educational outreach to students.
- Supervise staff by communicating expectations, providing direction, assigning and managing student caseload and performance reviews.
- Provide direction for the day to day operations of the Advising and Career Center and the college advising program including but not limited to staffing, training and online resources.
- Develop annual operating budget and monitor allocation of resources.
- Serve on the various university committees including Committee on Advising and New Student orientation.
- Perform other related duties as needed.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Considerable knowledge of organizational and management practices.
- Supervisory skills including effective delegation, training and development including student staff
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Ability to identify, analyze and resolve problems.
- Ability to plan, organize and prioritize multiple work assignments and projects.
- Ability to compile and analyze results of retention initiatives
- Knowledge of the educational software designed to support student success (e.g. Student Information, DARS).
- Demonstrated ability to use MS Office including Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
- Ability to develop and maintain effective professional working relationships with individuals at all organizational levels both with the campus community and with external institutions, community leaders, agencies, and others.
- Strong theoretical foundation related to advising and career development.
- Knowledge of NACADA core values, CAS professional standards and FERPA requirements.
- Master’s degree in counseling, counseling psychology, guidance counseling, educational counseling, student personnel, higher education administration or related field
- Five or more years of experience in undergraduate advising and/or related area
- Progressive leadership responsibilities in higher education
- Demonstrated experience with student success initiatives
- Experience creating and managing budgets
- Experience managing staff in a higher education institution
- Doctorate in higher education administration or related field
- Documented experience in developing advising curriculum, pedagogy and associated training
- Demonstrated experience utilizing technology for advising services and student learning
- Demonstrated experience in assessment of academic and career advising
- Documented experience working effectively with diverse student populations
- Demonstrated experience leading and/or consulting on campus-wide student success initiatives or related strategies
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.
Review of Applications: Applications received by April 19th, 2013 are ensured full consideration. The position is open until filled.
To Apply: Interested candidates should submit the following, preferably in electronic format:
- a cover letter outlining their qualifications for the position
- list of three or more professional references with contact information
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- Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.
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It is the policy of UW Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.
About the University:
UW-Parkside is committed to diversity, engagement, access, and academic excellence. Candidates who can contribute to these goals are encouraged to identify strengths and experiences. The University enrolls approximately 5,100 students, many of whom are first generation and nontraditional students. Located in northern Kenosha Country in the Chicago-Milwaukee urban corridor, much of the university's 700-acre campus has been preserved in its natural wooded and prairie state.