Graduate Advisor
Deadline for Applications is Extended to 08/25/2021

Code: 17364 Posted: 07/21/2021

The Department of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside seeks a Graduate Advisor to advise face-to-face and online MBA students.

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: Graduate Advisor

Employment Type: Full Time

Reports To: The Graduate Advisor will report to the Associate Dean in the College of Business, Economics, and Computing


Essential Job Functions

The Department of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside is accredited by AACSB. The department offers programs in both face-to-face and online formats. The MBA program serves both domestic and international students. The online MBA is one of the fastest growing programs in the region.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Advise MBA program students in person, via telephone, and other media as appropriate.
  • Serves as a main point of contact for students and provides information about educational options and academic requirements; assists with identifying and assessing interests, skills, and values to match appropriate field of study/career options, and refers students to appropriate institutional resources
  • Work with offices such as Admissions, Registrar’s Office, Cashier, Financial Aid, and Dean of Students to maintain efficient and effective processes to support MBA students
  • Maintains confidentiality and accurate student records and processes and responds to academic inquiries according to established institutional and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) policies
  • Maintains expertise with advised curriculum and may assist in developing and recommending exceptions for policy and curriculum
  • Prepare reports related to the MBA program
  • Support outreach and recruitment events related to the MBA program
  • Participates in the campus-wide advising community providing input to leadership regarding the development of advising, recruitment, and co/curricular programs offered by the college
  • Other duties as assigned by the Associate Dean and Dean.
  • Master’s Degree or higher in Business, Economics, Education, Counseling, or related area
  • Minimum 2 years of employment experience in college/university environment
  • Minimum 3 years of experience as an academic or career advisor
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:

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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
  • Names and contact information for 3 professional references

Review of Applications

Applications received by 11:59 p.m. Wednesday August 25th 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: 08/26/2021

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