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Advisor & Recruiter

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

Working Title: Advisor & Recruiter
Official Title: Advisor
Employment Class: Non-instructional Academic Staff
FTE: 1.0
Compensation: $42,000 to $48,000/year
Terms of Employment: Annual, Fixed-term Renewal 
Position Summary: This position serves as an academic advisor for students admitted to degree and certificate programs offered through the Division of Online & Continuing Education (OCE). Additionally, this position serves as a recruiter and pre-advisor for students seeking information about, or admission to, OCE online degree programs. The ideal candidate will have an understanding of non-traditional and adult student experiences, and be able to acknowledge the unique set of obstacles these students face. Along with advising and recruiting, duties will include establishing and maintaining relationships with partner schools and community organizations.


Advise and support students in online undergraduate degree and certificate programs. 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.  Facilitate orientation and on-boarding processes for online transfer students.

Serve as primary advisor for UWO's participating collaborative programs (Bachelor of Science in Applied Computing; UW College Courses Online; Associate Degrees) and Bachelor of Applied Studies in Criminal Justice.  



Provide general degree information, program eligibility, and program requirements to prospective students. Conduct transfer credit-evaluations for prospective students interested in OCE online degree and certificate programs. Facilitate application processes for interested students.



Serve as OCE representative at recruitment events promoting OCE online degrees and UWO programs.  Participate in regular partner-school campus visits to meet prospective students and promote OCE degree opportunities.  Work with Director of Advising and Recruitment to initiate new partnerships and develop new collaborations with professional and community organizations.



Collaborate with the Director of Advising & Recruitment and the advising staff in developing, implementing and improving administrative processes necessary for successful advising and developmental advising initiatives. Represent OCE by involvement in various University functions and committees. Attend approved job-related seminars, workshops, and professional growth conferences to update skills and augment expertise.

  • Baccalaureate degree in counseling, communication, education or a related field.
  • Professional experience in a higher-education setting.
  • Ability to connect with and communicate with a nontraditional adult student population.
  • Strong interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills including public speaking.
  • A collaborative attitude and evidence of successfully working within a team structure.
  • A high level of organization.
  • Ability to work independently within varied campus communities and meet recruitment goals.
  • Strong advocate for all types of diversity with proven ability to work with a diverse student and workplace population.
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Master’s degree in counseling, communication, education or a related field.
  • Successful experience recruiting, pre-advising and/or advising nontraditional students.
  • Proven skill in working with an electronic student record keeping database (i.e. PeopleSoft, Student Success Collaborative, Salesfoce) and Microsoft Office suite computer applications; and a facility for mastering new software formats as needed.
  • Knowledge of current adult learning and retention theories.
  • Prior experience recruiting and advising adult nontraditional students.
To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application:

Cover Letter, Resume, Advising Philosophy Statement, Contact information for three references.

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

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by October 27th, 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.

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.

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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For the UWO Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see, or call UWO’s Police Department, at (920) 424-1212 for a paper copy.


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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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Reasonable Accommodations

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