Job Positions


Categories: Great Lakes Region 5


School of Education


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Date Posted:

Apr 3 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:



Advise and support students - 55%

  • To support student success and facilitate degree completion, advise current and prospective School of Education students about academic and non-academic matters.
  • Support students' exploration of academic, personal, and career interests, including but not limited to course selection, major declaration, community-based learning, and pre-professional experiences.
  • Help students plan for application to limited enrollment programs, study abroad, field experiences, and co-op semesters.
  • Support holistically and directly, and refer to campus resources, students who are struggling.
  • Develop and use culturally-responsive approaches to support the diverse range of students seeking degrees in the School of Education.
  • Engage in professional development that supports continuous improvement of advising skills.
  • Demonstrate curiosity about and advocacy for improving students' experience in the School of Education.
  • Advise students in all phases of education, including undergraduates in the School of Education, prospective students, undergraduates in other UW-Madison schools and colleges interested in School of Education programs, adult returning students, and special student candidates.
  • Advise through a variety of modalities, including individual appointments, drop-ins, group advising, and timely written communications.
  • Advise during Summer Orientation Advising and Registration (SOAR) to help groups of students transition into UW-Madison.
  • Under the general direction of the Associate and Assistant Deans, review individual cases and make decisions regarding interpretation and implementation of University and School policy.

Facilitate entry into School of Education programs and majors - 45%

  • Collaboratively design and deploy methods to facilitate students' smooth entry into School of Education programs, majors, and certificates.
  • Work with colleagues in academic departments to manage processes and communications for applying to programs, majors, and certificates, including deadlines, eligibility criteria, and required materials.
  • Audit applications for eligibility according to approved academic policies.
  • Communicate admissions decisions on behalf of faculty and associate dean for student academic affairs.
  • Actively propose and make process improvements. Actively seek and recommend strategies for diversifying the student applicant pool and, where desired, for increasing enrollment. Maintain and routinely report on enrollment and application data, and collaborate with the Dean's Office, Business Office, Communications, and central campus to support the School's strategic enrollment forecasting efforts.
  • Consult with faculty about planned curricular changes, as related to their enrollment plans; write reports that support School and departmental decision-making.
  • Partner with recruiting staff in the School of Education to hold information sessions and recruitment events.
  • Serve as a point of contact for the Office of Admissions and Recruitment.
  • Support the evaluation and admission of applicants seeking to pursue second degree or non-degree teacher certification programs.
  • Represent the unit on School and campus committees and councils as requested.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Associate Dean.

Application Process

For fullest consideration, please submit an on-line application at, upload a resume, cover letter and the names and emails of three references by April 20, 2019.

Institution Information

SUMMARY: The School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks an academic advisor and enrollment coordinator interested in advancing our mission to educate leaders that enrich lives, transform communities, and better the world. We welcome candidates who are student-centered and interested in active, intentional, and ongoing efforts to serve students equitably and build an inclusive community fabric. Our academic programs span education, arts, and health fields and are home to 1500 undergraduate and 1000 graduate students. Our teaching and research are among the most consequential in the country, evidenced by our long-standing, top tier rankings. The academic advisor & enrollment coordinator will join a team of 20 student services professionals who collectively promote access to our programs and integration into the School; advise and support students toward their academic and career goals; innovate to improve the student experience; and facilitate degree completion and career launching.

Additional Information

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals. The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world. For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Contact Information

Susan O'Rourke


Required Qualifications

At least five years college/university student services, advising, counseling, or admissions-related experience required. Position also requires outstanding interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills; ability to work collaboratively and as part of a team; as demonstrated through past experience, a commitment to providing equitable student services; and experience using and presenting data for decision-making. Experience with process improvement initiatives, strong technical and computer skills for process management, and experience facilitating admissions processes are highly desirable.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's Degree preferred