Executive Director - Advising & Academic Support
Deadline for Applications is 06/13/2021

Code: 17207 Posted: 05/18/2021

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, UW-Parkside provides an educational value to our students that is unparalleled. An affordable, high-quality education is an investment in one’s future, and we believe the cost of an education should not prevent students from achieving their educational and professional goals.

UW-Parkside is a great place to start or enhance your career. Located in Kenosha, WI, between Chicago and Milwaukee, the campus is nestled on 700 acres of woodland and prairie, two miles west of Lake Michigan. At Parkside we offer competitive pay and benefits, as well an engaging and supportive work environment. UW-Parkside is a community that’s easy to call home. Find out why.

Position Title: Executive Director of Advising & Academic Support

Employment Type: Full-time, exempt, Limited staff appointment

Reports To: Vice Provost for Student Affairs & Enrollment Services.

Pay Range: $80,000 to $90,000

Essential Job Functions

The Executive Director of Advising & Academic Support has responsibility for strategic planning, staff supervision and evaluation, budgetary oversight, and the development of student support initiatives that promote student learning and development. The Executive Director has direct oversight of the Advising & Career Center, Student Support Services (TRiO), and the Parkside Academic Resource Center. The Executive Director provides leadership for campus wide advising practices, philosophies and pedagogies, and works in collaboration with academic departments and administrative units to assess advising and ensure that the strategic initiatives of the university are being successfully implemented. The Executive Director is also responsible for providing guidance and direction related to campus-wide student support initiatives and the implementations of student technologies.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Provide vision, leadership, and direction to the Advising & Career Center (ACC), Parkside Academic Resource Center (PARC), and Student Support Services (SSS).
  • Provide direct supervision and guidance to Unit Leads in PARC and SSS, Assistant Director of Career Services, Assistant Director of Navigate and Student Success Initiatives, ACC Professional Academic Advisors, ACC Office Manager, and share supervision of the College Academic Advisors with the respective College leaders.
  • Provide leadership for a campus wide model of academic advising and career development that incorporates structure, personnel, policy and process.
  • Establish a clear vision, mission, goals, objectives and learning outcomes for campus wide student academic support initiatives.
  • Serve on the campus Navigate leadership team and Moon Shot for Equity teams helping to guide the strategic expansion of Navigate use across campus.
  • Exercise discretion and independent judgment with respect to program development and direction, staff supervision and training, budget management, and unit operations.
  • Initiate and support strategic planning, goal-setting, and assessment efforts for the units of responsibility.
  • Obtain and review relevant data related to students’ academic standing, persistence, enrollment trends and implement strategies to support students’ academic progress.


  1. Master’s Degree from an accredited college/university.
  2. Minimum of seven years of experience in Academic Advising or related field with progressive leadership and supervisory responsibilities in a higher education setting.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in advising and student academic support.
  4. Experience working with a student information system, supplemental academic advising software, and degree audit systems.
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. 

Benefit Details: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/summaries/fasl.pdf

Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/

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
  • Names and contact information for 3 professional references

Review of Applications

Applications received by 11:59 p.m. Sunday June 13th 2021 are ensured 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.


Laura Menarek
Available Until: 06/14/2021

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