Academic and Career Advisor
Deadline for Applications is 3/20/2022

Code: 18103 Posted: 03/03/2022

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, Academic Staff, Exempt

Reports To: The Academic and Career Advisor will report to the Chair of Teacher Education

Pay Range: $40,000- $47,000

The Institute of Professional Educator Development houses four majors and one minor and is approved by DPI to offer teaching licenses in over 15 different subject areas at a variety of developmental levels. The mission of the Institute of Professional Educator Development is to collaborate with community partners in order to provide innovative, career-long educator development experiences that respond to the needs of all learners. Our faculty emphasize collaborative relationships, reflection and inquiry, responsive teaching, and innovative leadership to support teacher candidates as they grow into professional educators.

Essential Job Functions

The advisor for the teacher education department, in the Institute of Professional Educator Development, provides information, interpretation of policy, advice, and counsel directly pertinent to educator development to prospective and current teacher candidates. Academic and career advisor 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. The advisor provides advising and guidance to both degree and non-degree seeking students pursuing teacher licensure. The advisor will be housed in the teacher education department and will work within the strong, team-based campus advising structure through the Advising and Career Center, as well as work closely with teacher
education staff and faculty. The advisor may have advising responsibilities in more than one area, as well as other administrative or programmatic duties.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Serve as main point of contact for students and provides information about educational options and academic requirements; assists with identifying and assessing interests, skills, values to match appropriate field of study/career options, and refers students to appropriation institutional resources
  • Maintains expertise with advised curriculum and may assist in developing and recommending exceptions for policy and curriculum
  • Proactively engage with students as needed
  • Facilitate scheduling and registration for courses, recommending accommodationsbased on demonstrated need
  • Stay abreast of and inform teacher education faculty and staff about changing institutional or program information relevant to advising
  • Review academic record and eligibility requirements and monitor and chart student compliance with the teacher education program and DPI requirements, in collaboration with the certification officer
  • Maintain accurate electronic records of interactions with students through the Navigate system


• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education;

• 1 to 3 years of experience in advising, teaching, counseling or related field. Teacher preparation helpful or preferred.

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: 

Total Compensation 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
  • References

Review of Applications

Position is open until filled. All applications submitted by Sunday, March 20th, 2022 will be given full consideration.

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.


Amanda Joncas
Available Until: 03/21/2022

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