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Pre College/Academic Advisor

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Work type: Academic Staff - Project/Interim (12 Month)
Location: Platteville
Categories: Office and Administrative, Student Services, Advising

The Pre College/Academic Advisor is responsible for advising an assigned caseload of under-represented students through the completion of the precollege program and post-secondary enrollment. This position has supervisory responsibilities for academic year and seasonal student and project staff. Administrative tasks, data collection and data follow-up are important pieces to the job; creating reports and monitoring student outcomes are also required responsibilities.

Candidates must be committed to intimately working to build authentic relationships with assigned caseload of students (8th-12th grade) and their families to guide them to successful completion of high school and enrollment in a post-secondary institution.

This position will serve the regional sites of Darlington, Shullsburg, and Monroe, WI. The salary range for this position is $40,000-$50,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position requires evenings and weekends with a flexible 40+ hours per week required. This is an 18-month project position with possibility of extension. 


Direct Service Duties:

  • Coordinate and supervise after school/in school programming sites
  • Support school and program attendance at a designated rate or above
  • Assist student in college application process and FAFSA
  • Conduct parent/guardian meetings and advising sessions with student
  • Monitor students’ academic and precollege progress (course selections, grades, co- curriculars, ACT/SAT prep)
  • Recruit and supervise programming and outreach services which may include, teachers, undergraduate and graduate students
  • Facilitate community building and build college going culture with students
  • Infuse culturally relevant programming and outreach into services which engages local community, parents/guardians, and students
  • Act as liaison between family, program, and the school district as needed
  • Work in collaboration with other partners to assist student in career decision-making
  • Align scholarship opportunities if student enrolls at any UW-Platteville campus

Administrative Duties:

  • Assist with planning special events such as campus visits, college tours, mentoring program trips, cultural events and parent/guardian workshops
  • Compile and submit appropriate reports and data for caseload of students
  • Assist with planning and administering residential summer programming
  • Enter all prospective Students into CRM
  • Participate in recruitment activities (special events, open houses, parent teacher conferences, campus tours, etc.) when appropriate. 

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • At least two years’ experience serving diverse populations of students and families
  • Candidates who are bilingual in Spanish and English (Southwest WI position)
  • Working knowledge of best practices in supporting first generation college access
  • Experience planning logistics for programming, outreach and/or event programming
  • Valid Driver’s License and ability to drive to area schools and events
  • Ability to work independently and with self-initiative

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: November 2, 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

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.

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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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