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Academic Advisor

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Oshkosh Campus
Categories: Non-Instructional Academic Staff

Working Title: Academic Advisor
Official Title: Advisor
Employment Class: Non-Instructional Academic Staff
FTE: 1.0
Compensation: $42,000 - $45,000
FLSA Status: exempt
Terms of Employment: Annual, Fixed-term terminal
Position Summary:

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. 


80% 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.


10% Collaborate with the advising staff in developing, implementing and improving administrative processes necessary for successful developmental, proactive 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.


5% Serve as a UARC resource person and liaison with faculty advisors.  Role involves 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.


5% Actively participate in advisor training and professional development.

Other duties as assigned by the Director of Academic Advising.


Bachelor’s degree.

Advising or counseling experience.

Demonstrated exceptional interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.

Presentation skills.

Commitment to delivery of high quality academic advising to a diverse college student population.

Ability to work in fast-paced environment; learn and communicate continually changing and detailed information.

Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, & inclusion.


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.

To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application:

Cover Letter, Resume, Advising Philosophy Statement, and contact information for 5 professional references

For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at or 920-424-1166.

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by April 23, 2021, 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.

Legal Notices:

AA/EO Statement
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWO, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

DEI Statement
Diversity drives innovation, creativity, and progress. At the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the culture, identities, life experiences, unique abilities, and talents of every individual contribute to the foundation of our success. Creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable environment is of paramount importance to us. This pursuit prepares all of us to be global citizens who will contribute to the betterment of the world. We are committed to a university culture that provides everyone with the opportunity to thrive.

Reasonable Accommodations
UWO provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 920-424-1166. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWO is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWO will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC & Reference Check Policy
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Work Authorization
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.

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Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. 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 Oshkosh is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, UW Oshkosh will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Office of Human Resources, Equal Opportunity, Equity & Affirmative Action, (920) 424-1166 or