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.
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
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.
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.
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: 03/21/2022