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. 

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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 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.


Amanda Joncas
Available Until: 09/01/2022

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