Academic & Career Advisor
Position Is Open Until Filled

Code: 18826 Posted: 09/19/2022

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 Advisor (Academic and Career Advisor)

Employment Type: Fulltime, Academic Staff, Salaried

Reports To: The Academic Advisor will report to the Dean of the College of Business, Economics, and Computing/Executive Director Advising and Academic Support.

Pay Range: Starting at $40,000 (commensurate with experience)

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. This advising position will be housed in the College of Business, Economics, and Computing and will advise majors within the College. Academic & Career Advisors are instrumental in fostering an inclusive and engaged campus community in support of academic excellence and student success.

Essential Job Functions
  • 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.
  • Assist students with the development and execution of a personal academic plan.
  • Provide guidance to students in navigating the various aspects of their academic experience, including understanding curriculum, university policies and procedures, and opportunities for extra- and co-curricular engagement.
  • Maintain expertise with advised curriculum and may assist in developing and recommending exceptions for policy and curriculum.
  • Review and maintain major requirement guides, and degree-completion plans.
  • Assist students with identifying opportunities for career development, including internships, volunteer work, community-based learning, student organization involvement and research partnerships.
  • Assist students with developing key competencies of career readiness and engage students in career development activities.
  • Participate in regular university-wide advising meetings
  • Engage with student experience academic difficulty and encourage use of necessary student support services.
  • Support college/university orientation and retention efforts
  • Proactively engage with students, respond to their needs, and refer to appropriate resources when necessary
  • Facilitate student scheduling and registration for courses; provide registration assistance at all new and transfer student orientations
  • Advise prospective and new transfer students; provide possible transfer equivalencies using Transferology
  • Maintain accurate electronic records of interactions with students through the Navigate system
  • Serve on committees as needed.
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • 1 - 3 years of experience in advising, teaching, counseling or related field.

The College of Business, Economics, and Computing provides high-quality undergraduate and graduate education that develops and advances the professional, technological, and business expertise of our students; supports continuous professional development of our faculty and staff; and works in partnership with organizations in the region to achieve mutual goals. 

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. 

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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
  • The names and email addresses of 3 professional references

Review of Applications

Applications received by Monday, October 3rd, 2022 are ensured full consideration; position is 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.


Amanda Joncas
Available Until: 01/04/2023

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