Unclassified - Advisor, Institute of Professional Educator Development

Code: 060 Posted: 08/13/2014

Position Location: Southeastern, WI
Reporting Relationship: Director of Certification and Assessment

The University of Wisconsin Parkside invites applications for the position of Advisor in the Institute of Professional Educator Development.

The position shall be responsible for providing information, interpretation of policy, advice and counsel directly pertinent to educator development, to prospective and current students for the education major and other complex licensing programs. The Advisor provides advising and guidance to both degree and non-degree seeking students pursuing educator licensure. The Advisor will implement a strong, team-based campus advising structure and process and will work closely with staff and faculty of IPED. This position reports to the Director of Certification and Assessment.


Bachelor’s degree in education or related field

Experience working with racially and ethnically diverse communities

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Excellent Microsoft Office skills

Leadership skills

Experience with relational databases (i.e. PeopleSoft), online advising and information systems, student management systems and web-based applications.


Familiarity with UW-System operations

Teaching/education background in K-12 schools

Knowledge of student evaluation and e-portfolio systems

Demonstrated knowledge of DPI policies related to teacher licensure

Commitment to increasing college enrollment and completion of under-represented student groups

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Advising and Support

  • Advise students directly, in groups, via web based information sessions and tutorials, and via web based and media based orientations, to guide through pathways to licensure.

  • Monitor academic performance and progress to ensure completion of licensure program as planned.

  • Facilitate scheduling and registration for courses, recommending accommodations based on demonstrated need.

  • Conduct new student orientations and other on or off-campus advising events.

  • Perform and interpret degree audits.

  • Conduct systematic, scheduled review of all e-portfolios.

  • Stay abreast of and inform IPED faculty and staff about changing institutional or program information relevant to advising.

  • Refer students to advising and career center for such issues as a career change, mental health counseling, financial assistance, study abroad, etc.

  • Partner with the University’s advising and career center to support student interests, other academic and personal needs.

  • Review academic record and eligibility requirements and monitor and chart student’s compliance with licensure programs and DPI requirements.

  • Monitor student registration activities and maintain accurate program information including documents that track student progress, needs and/or deficiencies.

  • Review and interpret placement, admission, Praxis, and other standardized test scores, transcripts and course prerequisites.

  • Maintain accurate electronic and paper records of interactions with students.

  • Assist with the accreditation planning and preparation (DPI and Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation).

  • Utilize informational resources, including SOLAR (PeopleSoft) and DARS applications to assist in reviewing student academic records, eligibility and progress.

  • Utilize technological applications/software such as Live Text, Microsoft Office, iPads, etc.

  • Establish and maintain the student organization SWEA (Student Wisconsin Education Association).

Administrative Duties

  • Assist in communicating accurate program information in accordance with the DPI, WI teaching standards

  • Coordinate prospective and current student transcript reviews and prior learning experience reviews.

  • Coordinate academic department liaison meetings to evaluate teacher candidate advising and teacher candidate progression in programs.

  • Assist with updating of website and on-line information sources.

  • Maintain use of WECAN for program completers.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Possess advising, communication and public relations skills to interact successfully with students, fellow advisors, faculty and staff.

Understand student development and advising methods and theory

Ability to monitor academic progress, track degree completion status, evaluates and process executive actions and interprets and explains university policies and procedures.

Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve.

Ability to think systematically and analyze situations that may affect the students and/or University.

Knowledge of FERPA rules and ability to ensure compliance.

Ability to train others on requirements, policies and procedures san technical software applications.

Excellent communication and time management skills

Understanding and adherence to University policies and guidelines as they relate to academic records and graduation requirements.

Knowledge and understanding of Registrar’s Office schedule of activities and timelines.

Project management skills.

Ability to maintain accurate and detailed records.

Ability to use a computer for extended periods of time, to bend for filing and lift boxes of forms and files.

Ability to work flexible shifts and hors to meet student and program needs.

The University and Area

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is a comprehensive campus of the University of Wisconsin System with approximately 4800 students, 120 faculty, and 70 instructional academic staff offering 33 undergraduate majors and 3 master's degrees in 22 academic departments. The campus is located between the cities of Kenosha and Racine in southeastern Wisconsin, within the Chicago-Milwaukee corridor.

The university is situated on 700 acres of prairie and woodland approximately two miles west of Lake Michigan. Consisting of 15 buildings, the coherence and unity of the original campus design within its natural landscape has been sustained over four decades of development. Recent additions include a renovated and expanded student center, a 250 bed suite-style residence hall, and a greatly expanded and renovated center for the arts and humanities.

Review of Applications

Applications received by August 30, 2014, are ensured full consideration. The position is open until filled

Application Process

Go to https://www.careers.wisconsin.edu.

You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password' and select "Login." If you have questions about how to apply from the Candidate Gateway, go to https://kb.wisc.edu/hrs/page.php?id=21900

Please ensure you have included:

  • Letter addressing required and preferred qualifications

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Copies of academic transcripts (unofficial copy acceptable)

  • Letters from 3 professional references familiar with your work

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.

Contact Information

If you have application questions call or email:

Marisella Wood
Institute of Professional Educator Development
Telephone: (262)595-2753
Email: malacarm@uwp.edu

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 us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

A criminal background check and degree verification are part of the application process.

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

Contact Name: Marisella Wood

Contact Phone: (262) 595-2753

Contact Email: malacarm@uwp.edu

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