Academic Advisor - College of Business and Economics - 14068


The College of Business and Economics seeks an Academic Advisor.


Under the direction of the Assistant Dean and in collaboration with fellow advisors, college administrators, campus partners, and college faculty, the Academic Advisor provides academic related information and advice to students in the College of Business and Economics undergraduate academic programs. Academic Advisors are responsible for providing educational guidance and assistance for students by planning schedules, recommending courses, determining appropriate education solutions for different types of students and facilitating the student’s academic development. As the College and University grow, this position may also advise online students and freshmen. Additionally, Academic Advisors provide assistance to students who do not meet CoBE academic requirements for admission.


Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s Degree required and two years of higher education experience by start of contract year. The position requires the ability to work with a diverse population and demonstration of excellent organizational, communication (virtual, oral, written) and interpersonal skills, in addition to flexibility and ability to manage a variety of issues as they occur.

Desired Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in business or business education and academic program administration or professional academic advising experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Interpersonal communication skills both written and oral.
  • Appreciation and demonstrated commitment to serving diverse student populations.
  • Adaptability and flexibility to handle various situations and think strategically in responding to issues.

75%   A. Advising
  1. Provide holistic academic advising to College of Business and Economics students with 24 or more credits.
  2. Provide advising through individual appointments, group advising sessions, informational sessions and D2L advising courses.
  3. Participate in Plan-It-Purple and Warhawk Premiere Days providing advising to incoming students and prospective students.
25%   B. Student Services Administrative Duties
  1. Analyze student records in preparation for advising appointments and advising planning.
  2. Receives and gives referrals to and from faculty and other University offices for students’ major considerations, academic issues, or personal concerns.
  3. Reviews student files to ensure deadlines are met for completing various graduation requirements and other specific program requirements.
  4. Assists departments and faculty in advising through policy interpretations, academic records, evaluations and other requested data, recommendations and conclusions.
  5. Perform supplemental administrative activities such as scheduling meetings, securing requested information, verifying and maintaining Image Now records and preparing summary reports as necessary.
  6. Perform related duties as required or deemed necessary to meet the CoBE Advising Center goals within the Advisor’s scope of responsibility.

The College of Business and Economics is an AACSB-accredited university offering Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degree programs both online and on-campus.


UW-Whitewater (http://www.uww.edu) is the largest regional comprehensive university within the UW System and enjoys a reputation as a high quality residential campus located near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest in southeastern Wisconsin. UW-Whitewater is situated on 400 acres of land and has an annual budget of more than $219 million. UW-Whitewater is located in the community of Whitewater, which has 14,622 residents and is within convenient driving distance to the metropolitan areas of Madison, Milwaukee and Chicago. The university enrolls more than 12,000 students in 50 majors housed within four academic colleges. UW-Whitewater also offers 16 master’s degrees and a Doctorate in Business Administration. The university’s strategic plan can be found at: http://www.uww.edu/strategic-plan. It has a special mission within the UW System to serve students with disabilities and, as such, embraces the principles of universal design and is one of the most accessible campuses in the state. UW-Whitewater is a Division III NCAA university and member of WIAC (http://wiacsports.com). The campus has over 200 student organizations and is a vital economic engine for southeastern Wisconsin.

UW-Whitewater is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, building a diverse faculty and staff with expertise and interest in serving students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and other distinct characteristics in respectful, sensitive and understanding ways. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans.


The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is part of the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System (https://www.wisconsin.edu).

Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants may indicate in writing that their identity should be kept confidential. In response to a public records request, the University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(a).

UW-Whitewater requires criminal background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.

The University of Wisconsin - Whitewater requires that all employees be active participants in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.

For UW-W Campus safety information and crime statistics/annual Security Report, see http://www.uww.edu/asfr. If you would like a paper copy of the report please contact the UW-Whitewater Police at 262-472-4660.


UW-Whitewater embraces AAC&U’s LEAP principles (http://www.uww.edu/leap) and emphasizes student, staff and faculty participation in High-Impact Practices (https://www.aacu.org/resources/high-impact-practices). The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (http://www.uww.edu/orsp) provides support for faculty scholarly and creative activities as well as other opportunities to apply for reassigned time and/or other resources to support research activities. UW-Whitewater faculty and staff also have access to technology transfer and research resources provided by WiSys (https://www.wisys.org). 


Applications received by March 19, 2018 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.

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 us at 262-472-1072 or hrstudent@uww.edu.

For questions regarding the position please contact:

Mary Goeglein
Program Assistant


Only complete application packages will be considered. A complete application includes online submission of the following documents:
  • CV or resume including all relevant professional experience
  • A letter of application
  • Names and contact information for at least three (3) professional references
  • Unofficial transcripts of highest degree earned (official transcripts of all degrees will be required at time of hire)
This Job ID is 14068.

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