Academic and Career Advisor
Position Is Open Until Filled

Code: 20894 Posted: 05/28/2024

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is a dynamic learning community grounded in academic excellence and focused on student success, diversity, inclusion and community engagement. One of 13 four-year institutions within the University of Wisconsin System, Parkside provides an educational value to our students that's unparalleled.  An affordable, high-quality education is an investment in one's future, and we believe the cost of an education should not prevent any student from achieving his or her educational and professional goals.

UW-Parkside is a great place to start or enhance your career. The campus is nestled in 700 acres of woodland and prairie and two miles west of Lake Michigan in Kenosha, WI. At Parkside we offer competitive pay and benefits, as well an engaging and supportive work environment. Parkside is a community that's easy to call home. Find out why.

Position Title: Academic and Career Advisor

Employment Type: Full-time, exempt, Non-Instructional Academic Staff

Reports To: The Academic and Career Advisor will report to Assistant Director of Academic Advising

Pay Range: Starting at $40,000

Academic and Career Advisors provide high quality academic advising and career development assistance to UW-Parkside students, transfer students, and prospective students. Academic and Career Advisors assist students in transitioning to the University, assess academic skills, explore academic and career options, and partner with advisees to develop individualized plans for academic success. The Academic & Career Advisor partners with specific academic departments, developing collaborative relationships with faculty and staff to best serve students pursuing degrees within an area of responsibility. Academic and Career Advisors are instrumental in fostering an inclusive and engaged campus community in support of academic excellence, student success, retention, and program completion.

Essential Job Functions

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Receives, processes, and responds to academic inquiries according to established policies and procedures
  • 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
  • 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
  • Maintains expertise with advised curriculum and may assist in developing and recommending exceptions for policy and curriculum
  • Proactively engages students as needed
  • Participates in the campus-wide advising community providing input to leadership regarding the development of advising, recruitment, and co/curricular programs offered

Job Description:  



Ideal candidates will minimally possess the following qualifications:

  1. Minimum bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
  2. One or more years of professional or practicum/internship experience in advising, teaching, counseling or related field.
Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

Benefit Details:

Health & Retirement Contributions Estimator:  

Application Process

Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Submit application materials

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for 3 professional references

Review of Applications

Applications received by 6/11/2024 are ensured full consideration. Position open until filled.

You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee. 

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.

In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.


Amber Marzette

Diversity Jobs Employer Member
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