Academic & Career Advisor
Deadline for Applications is 10/17/2021
Code: 17578 Posted: 09/21/2021
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, UW-Parkside provides an educational value to our students that is 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. Located in Kenosha, WI between Chicago and Milwaukee, the campus is nestled on 700 acres of woodland and prairie, two miles west of Lake Michigan. We offer an engaging and supportive work environment with competitive pay and benefits.
Position Title: Academic & Career Advisor
We are searching for one position:
- Academic & Career Advisor in the College of Natural & Health Sciences (CNHS)
Employment Type: Full-time, exempt, Non-Instructional Academic Staff
Pay Range: $40,000 - $47,000
Essential Job Functions
Professional Academic & Career Advisors are positioned in the Advising & Career Center and in each of the four academic colleges to provide high quality academic advising and career development assistance to active UW-Parkside students, transfer students, and prospective students. Academic & Career Advisors will assist students in transitioning to the University, assessing academic skills, and exploring academic and career options, and will partner with advisees to develop individualized plans for academic success. Each Academic & Career Advisor partners with specific academic departments, developing collaborative relationships with faculty and staff to best serve students pursuing degrees within the Academic Advisor’s area of responsibility. Academic & Career Advisors are instrumental in fostering an inclusive and engaged campus community in support of academic excellence and student success.
The CNHS Academic & Career Advisor will work with a team of two other Academic & Career Advisors in the College focusing on providing academic advising and career development support for declared majors, sophomores and above, and students transferring into the university. Additionally, the CNHS Academic & Career Advisors assist students with the exploration, preparation, and application process for graduate and professional programs.
Ideal candidates will minimally possess the following qualifications and skills:
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education; Master’s degree preferred.
- 1 to 3 years of experience in academic and/or career advising in a higher education setting. Preference for the position may be given to candidates with experience advising majors in the sciences.
- Experience with an electronic student information, student advising platform, and/or a job placement system
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: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/summaries/fasl.pdf
Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/
HOW TO APPLY:
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
- Names and contact information for 3 professional references
Review of Applications
Applications received by 11:59 p.m. Sunday October 17th 2021 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.
Legal Notices and Important Information
Employment will require a criminal background check in accordance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. (see TC1 - App. 4 and p. 12)
Note: Criminal Background Check – The Department of Workforce Development, Equal Rights Division prohibits employers from using criminal background check information, policies or practices that have a “disparate impact” and is not “job-related and consistent with business necessity” in hiring decisions. All information used to screen or hire job applications should relate to the duties of the job.
UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
UW-Parkside is committed to providing an environment in which our diverse community of students, faculty, and staff can thrive. We aspire to foster a more equitable and inclusive climate and culture between and among students, faculty, and staff, and to improve justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in every aspect of campus life. Please visit The Office of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for additional information.
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 the Office of Human Resources at 262-595-2204. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual’s disability.
In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin Parkside Crime Statistics Report is available here. Call the UW-Parkside Campus Police Office at (262) 595-2455 for a paper copy of the annual report.
Transcripts will be required upon hire.
Available Until: 10/18/2021