Job Positions

Academic Advisor (#496957)

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5


Undergraduate Advising Resource Center


University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Date Posted:

May 14 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:

May 24, 2019

Position Description

The professional academic advisor is responsible for providing expert academic advising to undergraduate students. The person is expected to assume an active, positive, creative and collaborative role in providing advising as part of the Undergraduate Advising Resource Center (UARC) professional advising staff.


  • Provide expert, credible and sensitive academic advising to all undergraduate students.
  • Advise students regarding selecting a major and courses, career objectives, academic success strategies, and personal goals.
  • Interpret probation and suspension policy and implement proactive advising plan with at-risk students.
  • Communicate and interpret University policies including; general education requirements, major and minor requirements and graduation requirements, curriculum modifications, course waivers, and substitutions, late course adds/drops/withdrawals, credit overloads.
  • Manage an advising load of 300-400 students.
  • Diverse student load may include declared, exploratory, online, traditional, non-traditional, at-risk, probationary, honors, multicultural, international.
  • Conduct orientation sessions, group advising and meetings for new, continuing, re-entry and transfer students.
  • Collaborate with the advising staff in developing, implementing and improving administrative processes necessary for successful developmental, intrusive and exploratory advising initiatives.
  • Assume an active, positive role within the UARC to develop and implement cooperative and collaborative team approaches to workload issues as part of a curriculum-based team and as part of internal workgroups.
  • Organize and maintain documents (e.g., forms, handbook, planning sheets) used by advisors in the course of performing their professional advising responsibilities.
  • Represent the UARC at various University events and meetings. Serve as a UARC resource person and liaison with faculty advisors.
  • The role involves the development of faculty advisor resources, training and professional development (e.g. faculty advising handbook, advisor development sessions).
  • Communicate and share information to keep advising colleagues informed.
  • Maintain current knowledge of campus resources in order to refer students appropriately.
  • Work with the Registrar’s Office regarding curriculum demands, basic data reporting, registration procedures, feedback about degree audit, SIS/TitanWeb.
  • Actively participate in advisor training and professional development.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Academic Advising.

Application Process

Please refer to the link provided below or visit the Careers at UW Oshkosh website for full details. Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Contact information for 3 references
  • Advising Philosophy statement

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by May 24, 2019, are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration. If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources at or (920) 424-1166.

Institution Information

Become part of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, a place where excellence and opportunity meet and where respected faculty and staff continue to support the institution’s 140-year tradition of leadership and innovation. As the third-largest university in the UW System with just under 14,000 students, UW Oshkosh offers comprehensive and competitive opportunities to attract highly-talented individuals who are committed to the University’s mission and core values.

Additional Information

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. UW Oshkosh considers candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Reasonable Accommodation – If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation to participate in any portion of the College’s employment process, including completion of the online application process, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity, Equity & Affirmative Action in advance of your participation or visit. Determinations of requests for accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis. 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. sec. 19.36(7). Employment will require a criminal background check. UW Oshkosh complies with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act with regard to nondiscrimination on the basis of arrest and/or conviction record. For UW Oshkosh campus safety / security information, see University Police Annual Report, or call the Human Resources Office at (920) 424-1166 for a paper copy.

Contact Information

For questions regarding your application, contact Human Resources at or (920) 424-1166.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Advising or counseling experience.
  • Demonstrated exceptional interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Competency in advising related technology.
  • Presentation skills.
  • Commitment to delivery of high-quality academic advising to a diverse college student population.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment; learn and communicate continually changing and detailed information.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in counseling, higher education, or related field.
  • Experience working with a diverse population of college students in a student-centered environment.
  • Experience working in higher education.
  • Teaching or training experience. Knowledge of student development theory.
  • Experience advising non-traditional students in online programs.