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Assistant Director of Academic Advising

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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 requests applications for an Assistant Director of Academic Advising position. This full-time, 12-month, paid leave and benefit eligible appointment serves students and the University as part of Academic Support Programs and has an anticipated start date of July 1, 2022. The successful candidate in this position contributes to strategic advising and student success initiatives and ensures delivery of high impact programs and services for students.

The successful candidate will have experience supervising, collaborating, or leading individuals or a team, 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. 

Wage range for this position is $46,000-$50,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience.



  • Exercises supervisory authority, including hiring, managing conduct and performance, and approving hours worked for at least 2.0 FTE of the academic advising staff.
  • Serves as a leader on academic advising and coaching within Academic Support Programs specifically to transfer student and early college credit programs.
  • Contributes to the conceptualization, development, and implementation of strategic initiatives to ensure alignment of strategy and operations of the campus.
  • Receives, processes, and responds to inquiries about advising and academic coaching according to established policies and procedures of the campus.

Academic Advising

  • Advises students specifically for transfer and early college credit programs. Provides information about educational options and academic requirements to students and identifies and assesses interests, skills, and values to match appropriate field of study/career options and refers students to appropriate institutional resources.
  • Maintains confidentiality and accurate student records and processes and responds to academic inquiries according to established institutional and FERPA policies.
  • Serves as a liaison to internal and external stakeholders to maintain campus partnerships

Planning, Implementation, and Program Development

  • Develops and implements academic advising events and programs as a member of the University Advising Steering Committee.
  • Participates in the campus-wide advising community providing input to leadership regarding the development of advising and student success programs.
  • Maintains expertise with advising curriculum and may assist in developing and recommending exceptions for policy and curriculum.
  • Serves as a member of the department assessment team and provides leadership for advising assessment within Academic Support Programs.

Communication and Support

  • Provides clear, consistent communication with colleagues and broader audiences to collaborate and articulate program goals.
  • Pursues professional development to ensure continued effective services and best practices and share training and expertise with advisors and Academic Support Programs staff where appropriate.

Strives to create a welcoming, equitable, and inclusive work environment.


Additional duties as assigned.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

• Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university or institution. Master’s degree and additional experience in a related field are considered a plus.


• At least two years of professional experience working in a higher education setting with undergraduates as an advisor or in a student success related capacity, with progressive leadership experience.

• Experience with advising technology, including student success systems (e.g. Navigate) and student information systems (e.g. PASS).

• Skill in exceptional organization and time management with demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, prioritize, and effectively execute multiple initiatives, programs, and events, and meet established deadlines.

• Demonstrated ability to establish and develop productive and collegial relationships, and build effective teams as needed.

• Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both in writing and verbally; demonstrated effective public speaking skills.
• Ability to analyze problem situations, identify feasible solutions, within a collaborative environment.

• Awareness of FERPA and ethical principles in working with students.

Campus Information:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, offers 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 located 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.

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Application Deadline:

Applications must be submitted through our online applicant portal, applications due 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
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.
  • Additional documents as needed


For questions regarding this position, please contact:

            Lindsey Hernandez, 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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