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Academic Advisor

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Work type: Academic Staff - 12 Month Renewable
Location: Platteville
Categories: Office and Administrative, Student Services

Position Summary:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville invites applications for an Academic Advisor.  This full-time, 12-month, benefit eligible appointment will serve students as part of Academic Support Programs. The successful candidate will provide academic advising and academic coaching, along with proactive transition assistance for freshmen and transfer students and will be skilled at developing rapport and building productive relationships with students and campus colleagues while serving as a liaison to the resources available.

Salary is $36,000 - 41,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications. Please use this Total Rewards Estimator tool for an estimate of the value of base compensation + benefits. 


Academic Advising:

  • Guide students in making informed decisions regarding educational and career goals.
  • Meet with students to create an academic plan and select other experiences in service of their goals.
  • Monitor academic progress of students and develop intervention strategies to assist students in their academic development; make referrals as warranted.
  • Provide workshops to the campus community (including in-class presentations) on the academic advising process.

Academic Coaching:

  • Work with students (including those “at-risk”) one-on-one to help them develop effective learning strategies and to become self-regulated learners. 
  • Motivate students to identify and overcome obstacles that may be impeding academic success.
  • Instruct students on how to focus on individual goals and identify steps in reaching those goals.
  • Work with students to develop strong time-management and organization.

Transfer Transition Programming:

  • Provide one-to-one academic success coaching with transfer students during their transitional year to UW-Platteville.
  • Collaborate with transfer advisors across campus to research and implement best practices for working with transfer students.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated organizational skills, great attention to detail, a high degree of openness to new approaches and new ideas, ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment, and competence in presenting in front of large and small groups. The applicant will be highly motivated, empathic, have strong interpersonal and customer service skills, and should demonstrate a knowledge of and interest in diverse cultures and populations to be able to motivate students of various backgrounds, including sensitivity to their needs and concerns. It is essential that the incumbent support and foster a diverse, inclusive, and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in counseling, communication, education, psychology, student services or a related field from an accredited institution.
  • One to two years of demonstrated professional experience in one or more of the following areas:  advising, academic coaching, working with transfer students, admissions, or a student services education setting. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience working with students and/or clients using advising/coaching theory and techniques.
  • Background in working with students in STEM majors.
  • Proficient in software applications such as Microsoft Office.
  • Awareness of FERPA and ethical principles in working with students.
  • 1-2 years’ previous experience advising undecided majors and/or “at risk” college students.
  • Experience with program development for freshmen, transfer students or other specific student populations.
  • Knowledge student success systems similar to PASS, BI, EAB, etc.

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

Department Information: 

Academic Support Programs, located in Pioneer Tower, equips students for academic success by providing innovative learning strategies and connections to campus resources.  For more information about our programs and services, please visit our website .

Campus Information:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls students in 47 baccalaureate and 10 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice, and business. The campus is in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

Application Deadline:

To ensure full consideration applications must be submitted through our online applicant portal and received by May 31, 2022.  Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

How to Apply:

The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications
  • A current resume
  • A separate statement describing a history of working with or demonstrated commitment to addressing issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and/or other issues of historic marginalization.
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Lindsey Hernandez, Search Committee Assistant 608-342-1081 

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.



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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, pregnancy, political affiliation, arrest or conviction record, identity as a veteran, disabled veteran, Vietnam era veteran, membership in the national guard, state defense force or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or this state. Sexual harassment is illegal and will not be tolerated. Co-workers and supervisors may not retaliate against any employee, student, or job applicant because he or she filed a complaint, assisted in an investigation or participated in any proceeding alleging discrimination on the foregoing basis.

The University ensures physical accessibility to work environments for persons with disabilities and will provided reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to employment. Upon request, the University will provide reasonable accommodations for religious observances and practices. The University is committed to a program of affirmative action for women, racial minorities, persons with disabilities, disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era. While the Chancellor assumes overall responsibility for the success of the program, university administrators and supervisors are responsible and accountable for implementation. Authority for monitoring the program is delegated to Human Resources.

Each individual associated with the University is called upon to pledge a new and revitalized commitment to build and maintain a campus environment free of harassment and discrimination, an environment that fosters mutual respect, recognizes the dignity and worth of all people, and promotes to the fullest, equal employment opportunity through affirmative action.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Annual Security & Annual Fire Safety Report is available for review. Call the UW-Platteville Campus Police Office at 608.342.1584 for a paper copy of the annual report.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

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