Senior Academic Advisor

Posted in on 03/07/2013

University of Wisconsin - Madison

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Madison, Wi


Madison, Wi

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Degree and area of specialization:

Bachelor’s required; Master’s preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Experience in academic advising or related student service field required. Familiarity with academic programs and how they can relate to various career paths preferred. Qualities sought in applicants include an ability to work effectively as a member of the Cross-College Advising Service (CCAS) team, ease in communicating with faculty and staff, and demonstrated experience in collaborating with other academic units. Ability to work effectively with students is essential. An interest in residential learning communities would be helpful. Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate through past experience an ability to work effectively within and for a diverse community in a sensitive and caring manner. Excellent verbal and written skills are essential. Some evening hours are expected.

Principal duties:

60% Serve as assigned advisor to a cohort of students, while also advising non-assigned students on an appointment or drop-in basis.
– Meet with students, working out of the CCAS main office as well as CCAS residence hall advising offices, at times convenient to students. Some advising will take place during hours other than 8:00-5:00 Monday-Friday.
– Advise students individually and in groups about the development of educational plan options, academic requirements, and campus resources.
– Assist students in assessing their interests, skills, and values as an initial step toward deciding on academic majors or potential career directions.
– Use knowledge of course requirements and academic options to help students match their interests and abilities with appropriate fields of study and career possibilities.
– Help staff the CCAS “After Hours” Advising Program at College Library, working occasional evenings during the academic year20% Serve as an academic advisor for incoming freshmen and transfer students at SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration).

10% Maintain records of interaction with students.

10% Participate as a full member of the CCAS team assisting with administrative and liaison tasks.

Additional Information:
General Description: The Cross-College Advising Service (CCAS) is a university-wide academic advising service for students who are undecided about their major and career options. Although the office focuses primarily on freshmen and sophomores, advising is also offered to students who are in transition from one college to another within UW-Madison. The CCAS advising staff, knowledgeable about all majors on campus, is available to guide students in charting initial academic paths and to help them connect with appropriate advising resources. In addition to providing individual advising, CCAS works collaboratively with schools and colleges to provide an array of academic advising services. CCAS has residence hall advising offices in Chadbourne, Dejope, Ogg, Sellery, and Witte, as well as the main office in Ingraham Hall. CCAS also maintains an Exploration Center, where students have opportunities to use a wide variety of tools to explore career options.CCAS reports to the central Office of Undergraduate Advising at the University of Wisconsin-Madison which was created in 2011 to coordinate and improve advising for undergraduate students. The Office of Undergraduate Advising is responsible for training, communication, assessment, technology and standards serving the campus-wide advising community. The Office of Undergraduate Advising has four units that provide direct student services: the Cross-College Advising Service for undecided and exploring students, the Center for Pre-Health Advising, The Center for Pre-Law Advising and the Undergraduate Academic Awards office. The Office of Undergraduate Advising reports to the Provost through the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning.
A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
A period of evaluation will be required



Appointment Type: Academic Staff
Department(s): G SERV-ACAD ADVSNG C
Full Time Salary Rate: Minimum $32,564 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Term: This is a renewable appointment.
Appointment percent: 100%
Anticipated begin date: APRIL 12, 2013
Number of Positions: 1



Application must be received by: MARCH 22, 2013

How to apply :

Please send resume/cv, contact information for 3-5 professional references, and cover letter to Kory Deavers at All application materials should be submitted electronically and "PVL# 75813" should be included in the email subject line. For full consideration, all applications must be received or postmarked by the application deadline date. Unless another application procedure has been specified above, please send resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing #75813 to: Kory Deavers Phone: 608-890-4947 500 Lincoln Dr Fax: 608-265-3353 271 Bascom Hall Email: Madison, WI 53706-1314 Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

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