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Academic Advisor

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5


College of Letters and Science


University of Wisconsin - Madison

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Position Description

The L&S Academic Advising Services Advisor will be a part of the advising team in the College of Letters & Science Academic Advising Services (L&S AAS). This unit assists and supports students in exploring their educational goals, learning about academic requirements, navigating the university structure, gaining an understanding and appreciation of the liberal arts, and progressing in a timely fashion toward degree completion. L&S AAS provides holistic, comprehensive, and accurate academic advising that enhances our students' Wisconsin Experience. Commitment to ongoing training to maintain and develop advising expertise is expected. L&S Advisors also play a critical role during the Student Orientation and Registration (SOAR) program, advising nearly 2000 incoming first year students during an 11 week period in the summer and also during a three day period in January prior to the spring term. In addition, the unit strives to work collaboratively with other advising units in the college and the university (e.g., departmental advisors; Advising Hub for new L&S students; Cross-College Advising Service; L&S Center for Academic Excellence; L&S Honors) to provide excellent student advising. L&S AAS will also work with departments/majors to provide gap advising in times of advisor absence or transition.elop academic support programs and initiatives that serve undergraduate advisees.



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$33,065 ANNUAL (12 months) 

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Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • One or more years of experience with student services within a higher educational setting is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to build rapport with students and will be knowledgeable of student development theory and working with a diverse college student population.
  • Excellent organizational skills as well as strong attention to accuracy and detail.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills for a variety of audiences are highly desirable.
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team, while being cognizant of differing work styles is preferred.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively to serve students is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated success working in diverse work environments, with diverse student populations and commitment to equity and inclusion important.
  • An appreciation for and understanding of the value and benefits of a liberal arts education and an ability to articulate this to students, parents, and the wider community is required.
  • An interest in or experience with natural, physical, mathematical sciences desirable.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree