Academic Staff - Advisor, Student Support Services (Public May Apply)

Code: 11833 Posted: 05/25/2016

Advisor
Student Support Services
University of Wisconsin - Parkside

The University of Wisconsin invites applicants for an Advisor in Student Support Services.

Reporting to the Student Support Services Director, this position provides quality academic and career advising to active UW-Parkside students and prospective students. The Advisor will assist students in transitioning to the University, assessing academic skills, and exploring academic career options. This position will monitor student progress and provide support throughout the students' academic career at UW-Parkside. The Academic and Career Advisor acts as a liaison and partners with campus departments in their efforts to develop and implement programs and services that foster an inclusive and engaged campus community which supports academic excellence and student success. This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA) for Clery Compliance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

60% A. Provide academic guidance and interpersonal counseling and support to a case load of student participants.

A1. Conduct student orientations and individualized needs assessments of academic, financial, career, and personal development for each SSS advisee.
A2. Develop a plan of educational support designed to meet the needs of each student that leads to student's successful academic progress and persistence - culminating in students' graduation; this plan becomes the Student Contract and is agreed to in writing by each participant.
A3. Meet with students on a regular basis (and specifically, meet with first-year students and students on probation at least once every two weeks). Provide bi-weekly, mid-term, and end-of-semester grade advising.
A4. Plan activities, workshops, and seminars to familiarize students with the requirements, procedures and resources of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.
A5. Assist students using the SSS study labs.

10% B. Maintain student files; keep current and complete information.

B1. Keep accurate documentation of each advising session to determine its effectiveness with students.
B2. Prepare and submit a monthly and annual report summarizing student contacts.
B3. Assist in the administration of the SSS Student Questionnaire each year for evaluation of program services and activities.
B4. Keep accurate record of program data necessary for reporting services and activities to the U.S. Department of Education and University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

10% C. Maintain student files; keep current and complete information.

C1. Keep accurate documentation of each advising session to determine its effectiveness with students.
C2. Prepare and submit a monthly and annual report summarizing student contacts.
C3. Assist in the administration of the SSS Student Questionnaire each year for evaluation of program services and activities.
C4. Keep accurate record of program data necessary for reporting services and activities to the U.S. Department of Education and University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

4.5% D. Assist in the supervision of SSS peer mentors/coaches and in the coordination and support of a network of mentors which links upperclass students with mentors in students' chosen professional field of study.

4.0% E. Co-teach the First-Year Seminar  (academic success workshops/class)  as an integral part of the SSS Structured First-Year Learning Community Experience including Summer Bridge.

E1. Within the SSS Structured First-Year Learning Community Experience and as a co-instructor of the First-Year Seminar (academic success workshops/class) and Career Exploration workshops/class within the learning community, cooperate with the other team members/instructors in assisting the SSS Director in the planning, coordination, and evaluation of the SSS first-year learning community.
E2. Cooperate with the other team members/instructors in assisting the SSS Director in the planning, coordination, and evaluation of the SSS sophomore-year experience.

2.5% F. Participate in university activities, including elected and appointed committees, student or campus programs, TRIO professional associations, and other duties as assigned by the Director of Student Support Services.

2.5% G. Travel with students to conferences, workshops, cultural events, etc.

2.5% H. Assist in designing cultural/educational programs for student participants.

2.0% I. Attend professional development TRIO conferences as prescribed by the director of SSS.

2.0% J. Assist in the development of print and promotional materials including construction and design of brochures, posters, newsletters, etc.

Essential Knowledge and Abilities

- Ability to handle multiple tasks, and learn and perform tasks with limited supervision.
- Excellent communication skills (oral and written).
- Ability to establish rapport with students from diverse ethnic/racial background and with college and community professionals.
- Filing
- Extensive computer and telephone usage.
- Lifting and bending
- Experience with computers, printers, fax machine and copier machines.

Qualifications

Required:

- Bachelor's Degree (at time of hire)
- Experience working with TRIO-eligible, multicultural, and/or under-prepared students.

Preferred:

- Master's Degree in Education, College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, Higher Education Leadership or related field.
- Experience in academic advising, career planning and exploration, interpersonal counseling and support.
- Experience helping students develop financial literacy, assisting filling out the FAFSA, and/or guiding students through the financial process.
- Experience with working with undergraduate students in higher education setting.
- Experience and background in working with target population (TRIO).

Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with experience and education. The UW 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/

Review of Applications

Applications must be received online by 11:59 pm on Wednesday June 15, 2016.

Application Process

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: https://www.careers.wisconsin.edu (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
Internal Applicants: https://www.hrs.wisconsin.edu (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Under "Basic Job Search" choose:

"Advanced Search", Job Opening ID: "11833"

Find Jobs Posted Within: "Anytime" click "Search"

Select "Advisor", click "Apply Now"

You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login". If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process.

STEP 3: 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. Please include the following documents:

- Cover letter specifically addressing the required and preferred qualifications
- Resume
- Names and contact information for three references

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

Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:

Julie Jensen, University Services Program Associate, Student Support Services
Office: 262-595-2726
Email: jensenj@uwp.edu

The University and Area

UW-Parkside is a regional comprehensive university that is committed to accessibility, academic excellence, student success, diversity, and community engagement. This beautiful campus is on 700 acres of woodland & prairie in the heart of the Milwaukee/Chicago corridor, between Racine and Kenosha and near Lake Michigan.  The university enrolls approximately 5,000 students, many of whom are first- generation and nontraditional students.  UW-Parkside benefits from the diversity of the communities it services in Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties. Kenosha and Racine are small cities that offer tranquility and convenience.  The myriad attractions of Milwaukee and Chicago are easily accessible, as is the solitude of the country. UW-Parkside is strongly committed to creating and maintaining a multicultural, pluralistic campus environment.

The tri-county region that comprises the University's primary service area is home to an impressive array of businesses. There are more than 10,000 small businesses in the region, as well as a large number of globally-recognized employers. The college, through its active, engaged Advisory Board, enjoys a close relationship with many of these businesses. For further information regarding the University and community, please see our website at www.uwp.edu.

Legal Notices

A criminal background check will be required at the time of hire.
UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer. 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.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin Parkside Crime Statistics Report is available at https://www.uwp.edu/live/offices/universitypolice/crimestats.cfm  Call the UW-Parkside Campus Police Office at (262) 595-2455 for a paper copy of the annual report.

Contact Name: Julie Jensen, University Services Program Associate, Student Support Services

Contact Phone: 262-595-2726

Contact Email: jensenj@uwp.edu

900 Wood Road · P.O. Box 2000 · Kenosha, WI 53141-2000 P 262-595-2345