Assistant Director of Academic Advising
Position Is Open Until Filled
Code: 18515 Posted: 06/30/2022
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.
The Advising and Career Center (ACC) is located in the Student Success Commons and supports students throughout their academic career at and after Parkside. Academic and Career Advisors in the ACC advise students with 29 or less credits. They provide recommendations, resources and advice to assist students in selecting their major and course work. In addition, advisors help students at any academic level to explore career pathways, prepare for interviews and connect with employers.
Position Title: Academic Advising Assistant Director (Assistant Director of Academic Advising)
Employment Type: Full time, Academic Staff, Salaried
Reports To: The Assistant Director of Academic Advising will report to the Executive Director of Advising and Academic Support.
This position serves as a unit leader in the Advising and Career Center and will contribute to the unit’s strategic initiatives, programs, and personnel management. The Assistant Director will develop and coordinate a pathway to success program for students on academic probation. The Assistant Director will collaborate with the Executive Director and advising staff in developing, implementing and improving processes necessary for successful advising and maintaining a proactive advising model.
Essential Job Functions
- Serves as leader on academic advising within the Advising and Career Center
- Contributes to the conceptualization, development, and implementation of strategic initiatives to ensure alignment of strategy and operations
- Strives to create a welcoming, equitable, and inclusive work environment
- Exercises supervisory authority, including hiring, transferring, suspending, promoting, managing conduct and performance, discharging, rewarding, discipling, and/or approving hours worked of at least 2.0 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees
- Collaborates closely with the Assistant Director of Career Services in the supervision of academic and career advising staff, managing day to day operations of the center, and enhance the collaboration between career and academic advising
- Develops and implements pathway to success program for students on academic probation in collaboration with the Executive Director and Director of Success Coaching
- Advises students and provides information about educational options and academic requirements.
- Advises students with less than 30 credits in various majors
- Manages advisor assignments and switches through Parkside’s Peoplesoft platform
- Partners with Instructional Technology Manager and Career Services Assistant Director to support student success initiatives and develop proactive communications
- Facilitate and contribute to the development of advisor training and professional development
- Coordinates logistics and presents for advising at Orientation and New Student events
- Works together with Instructional Technology Manager and all advising staff to maintain and update academic maps and plans
- Participates in the campus-wide advising community providing input to leadership regarding the development of advising and student success
- Maintains expertise with advised curriculum and may assist in developing and recommending exceptions for policy and curriculum
- Serve as a liaison to internal and external stakeholders to maintain campus partnerships; serve on committees as needed
- Maintains confidentiality and accurate student records and processes and respond to academic inquiries according to establish institutional and FERPA policies
- Bachelor’s degree in higher education, student affairs, or related field.
- At least 3 years of professional experience working as an academic advisor or coach.
- Supervisory experience.
Although not required, the successful candidate will possess experience working in higher education supervising students and staff, as well as experience working with various advising softwares (e.g., EAB Navigate).
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.
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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
- The names and email addresses of 3 references
Review of Applications
Applications received by Thursday, July 21, 2022 will be given 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.
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.
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