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TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) STEM Academic Advisor

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

Working Title:
TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) STEM Academic Advisor
Official Title: Academic Advisor 
Employment Class: Non-Instructional Academic Staff
FTE: 1.0
Compensation: $40,000 - $45,000
Terms of Employment: Annual, Fixed Term Terminal
Position Summary:

Serve as the Academic Advisor to a caseload of approximately 80 students who are members of the UW Oshkosh Student Support Services (SSS) STEM program. The SSS STEM program serves 120 UW Oshkosh students annually. SSS students are first-generation college (parents have not earned a baccalaureate degree) students and/or students whose family income meets federally established guidelines. Students with a documented disability may also be served by the program. The goal of SSS is to increase the college persistence and graduation rates of the students it serves. SSS is one of the U.S. Department of Education funded TRIO programs.

50% Provide support for an assigned caseload of student participants in the areas of academic advising, life skills development, student success development, career planning, financial literacy, and financial aid and scholarship assistance. Encourage students to participate fully in the college experience including study abroad, internship opportunities and consideration of graduate school.
1. Assess student needs and develop an individualized student success plan. Monitor student progress employing developmental, proactive, and appreciative academic advising methods.
2. Monitor student grades, grade-point averages, and progress towards graduation.
3. Serves as a main point of contact for students and offers information about educational opportunities and academic requirements. Refer SSS students to other service providers on campus such as the Center for Academic Resources, Financial Aid, Registrar, Student Accounts, Counseling Center, Reading/Study Center, Disability Services, Project Success, etc.
4. Maintain accurate and detailed records of student contact. Keep student files up to date in accordance with federal and institutional regulations. Responsible for maintaining confidentiality, accuracy, and timeliness of student records; handles academic inquiries in accordance with established institutional policies and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
25% Assist in the development and implementation of project services under the direction of the program director and in collaboration with the other Student Support Services staff members.
1. Keep current with trends and knowledge in the fields of student success programs.
2. Employ best practices and success strategies in the design, implementation, and assessment of the SSS/SSS STEM program components.
3. Assist colleagues in Student Support Services with developing, providing overall guidance, and evaluating either STEM Learning Groups or Peer Mentoring programs for first-year students, ensuring smooth transitions between the two programs. Train and guide student employees working as Learning Group Leaders or Peer Mentors. Participate in Learning Group or Peer Mentor activities. 
4. Create, implement, conduct, and assess academic workshops, activities, and events for SSS/SSS STEM students. 
10% Recruit eligible students into the program and obtain documentation to verify program eligibility.
5% Advocate for first-generation and limited-income students.
5% Communicate and collaborate with the campus community. Serve on campus committees and participate in campus events and activities.
5% Perform other duties as assigned by the SSS/SSS STEM director.
During the academic year and summer months, evening hours and occasional weekend hours may be required in order to meet recruitment and retention initiatives of the TRIO SSS STEM program.

Bachelor’s degree. 

Professional advising and counseling experience working with students who are first-generation and/or who come from income eligible families. 

Commitment to delivery of high-quality academic advising to meet the needs and characteristics of a diverse college student population. 

Demonstrated exceptional interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. 

Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with students, faculty and staff. 

Demonstrated experience teaching or coaching student success techniques and self-advocacy to college students. 

Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 


Master’s degree in counseling, education, or a related discipline. 

Demonstrated knowledge of and/or experience with Student Support Services and/or TRIO programs. 

Demonstrated ability with designing, developing, implementing, conducting, and assessing educational programs. 

Professional experience working with higher education programs specifically with ethnically diverse student populations. 

Proficient in another language other than English; Bilingual in Spanish and/or Hmong preferred.

To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application:

Cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references.

UWO is committed to building a culturally diverse employee workforce and strongly encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

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 July 10th, 2022, 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.

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.

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.


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