Advising Coordinator - College of Arts & Communication - 14442

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The College of Arts and Communication seeks an Advising Coordinator (Student Services Program Manager 1).

The successful candidate will be responsible for the coordination of advising initiatives within the College of Arts and Communication and will oversee the College graduation review process. This full-time position is a 12-month, year round appointment.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution required at time of application.
  • Two or more years of experience in higher education advising or a related higher education student services area that interfaces with students and addresses their academic needs.
  • Demonstrated experience in public presentations.
  • Demonstrated experience in the utilization of technology in advising including record systems, degree planning, and analytics.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Strong interest in the arts and communication disciplines.
  • Broad knowledge of higher education academic programs, general education and student services.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Ability to manage and coordinate schedules and effectively collaborate with stakeholders at multiple levels.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of best practices in advising students in higher education.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse student populations.
  1. Provide general assistance to students, faculty advisors, and academic departments.
  2. Coordinate College of Arts and Communication advising aspects of orientation and registration programs.
  3. Serve as point of contact for unique student populations and issues.
  4. Coordinate advisor development and training.
  5. Create and maintain print and online materials related to advising.
  6. Support the Associate Dean, Associate Dean’s Office staff, and provide administrative oversight of the Advising Program.
  7. Collaborate with the Associate Dean’s office staff and other constituencies within the college and throughout campus on advising related initiatives.
  8. Serve as College student status examiner (graduation examiner).
  9. Review and authorize all College of Arts and Communication degrees for graduation.
  10. Serve as a member of the Administrative Council of College of Arts and Communication.
  11. Willingness and ability to be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.
  12. Ability to interact respectfully with people from diverse socioeconomic, cultrual and ethnic backgrounds.
  13. Other duties as assigned.
The College of Arts and Communication serves a diverse population of students and embraces the principles and practices of Inclusive Excellence that are reflected in the University of Wisconsin System’s commitment to diversity and educational opportunity. We actively seek candidates who possess the interest and ability to work with students from diverse socio-economic, educational, and ethnic backgrounds.

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 more than 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: 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-Whitewater 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.

To learn more about UW-Whitewater's competitive benefits packages go to our: ALEX webpage, which is our interactive benefits decision support tool.

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 August 31, 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 262-472-1024 or hrstudent@uww.edu.

For questions regarding the position please contact:

Adelaide Atkielski
Dean’s Assistant

Only complete application packages will be considered. A complete application includes online submission of the following documents:
  • Letter of interest addressing qualifications.
  • Resume.
  • Name and contact information of three current professional references (phone number and email address)
  • Transcripts of undergraduate and graduate education.
This Job ID is 14442.

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