Career Advisor A&C - Career Services - 18514

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The Department of Career Services at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks a Career Advisor.




The Career Advisor A&C provides career advising to students and alumni of the College of Arts & Communication to foster the career development needs of all A&C majors, and builds collaborative relationships with College administration, faculty, advisors, internship coordinators, and employers desiring to hire graduates of academic programs within the college. 




Required Qualifications:

·     Bachelor’s degree.

·     Experience (employment, assistantship, internship, etc.) working in a service, advisory or supervisory role. 

·     Evidence of ability to establish positive relationships with diverse populations. 

Desired Characteristics:

·     Master’s degree in Higher Education Leadership, Communication, Fine Arts, Student Personnel Administration, Counseling, Psychology, Human Resources, Social Work, Education, or related field. 

·     The ideal candidate must be capable of presenting to students about a variety of career-related topics.  

·     A strong working knowledge of various student development needs and theories is a fundamental foundation for this position.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

·     The ideal candidate is someone adept at creating and maintaining positive work relationships with a wide variety of students, faculty, staff, and employers.

·     The ability to work across organizational boundaries in a collaborative manner to enhance student learning is a critical requirement for this position.

·     Willingness and ability to be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.

·     Ability to interact respectfully with people from diverse socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.


Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

70%     Serve as the Career Advisor for the College of Arts & Communication

·         Provide individual career advising for A&C students and alumni.  Meet in-person or virtually as needed in order to:

o    guide students through the various A&C career paths available to them;

o    help students determine their initial career path post-graduation;

o    teach students how to conduct an effective, self-directed job/internship search;

o    enable students to be self-directed in their career development journey.

·         Establish productive relationships with A&C students, administration, faculty and staff.  Meet as needed with College administration, academic department chairs, internship coordinators, academic advisor(s), and faculty.  Collaborate with A&C stakeholders to develop and implement career development initiatives and interventions that work for students in A&C targeted majors.

·         Attend scheduled semester advising events (e.g., COMM Group Advising) to better engage a broader range of students.

·         Establish productive relationships with student organizations and student groups within the College to promote career advising and services.

·         Assist faculty as needed/requested to incorporate career education/activities in their course requirements, and give career-related presentations to classes as needed.  Organize and implement career development programming as desired by faculty and students.

·         Serve as an expert and continually research career paths for A&C majors/graduates, helping students know their career options with A&C majors and career paths.

·         Serve as a contributor of resources for the instructor of ACINDP 399, a 1 credit Career Information course for A&C majors. (Individual with a master's degree would be eligible to co-teach or teach the course.) 

15%     Employer Outreach and Relationship Management

·         Create and maintain relationships with employers who hire A&C students/graduates for internships and professional positions.  Identify and reach out to employers in all sectors to invite to engage with our students at career fairs and other networking events.

10%     Serve as a liaison to the College of Integrated Studies at UWW at Rock County

·         Establish liaison relationship with staff at the UWW Rock County campus for the purpose of connecting students at the branch campus with needed career development support. 

·         Offer virtual office hours for UWW Rock County campus, to be determined in consultation with staff at the branch campus and approved by departmental supervisors.

5%       Coordinate campus-wide career programming, including:

·         Assist other departmental staff with planning and implementing the Fall and Spring Hawk Career Fairs, as well as additional programs and events organized by Career Services and the College of Arts & Communication.


Founded in 1868, UW–Whitewater is one of eleven comprehensive universities in a public higher education system that also includes two doctoral institutions and a statewide Extension. UW-Whitewater’s main campus is located in Whitewater, with a branch campus in Rock County, in the city of Janesville. Together, these campuses form a preeminent academic institution driven by the pursuit of knowledge, powered by a spirit of innovation, and focused on transforming lives. UW-Whitewater’s campuses are located conveniently near Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago, and thus offer the advantage of beautiful small-town environments with easy access to the cultural and commercial opportunities of major metropolitan areas.


The Warhawk family — led by caring faculty and staff — is devoted to student success within a broad range of academic programs offered at the associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral levels. These include both on-campus and online programs, and span the disciplines, from the theoretical to the applied, and encompass study in the arts, business, education, humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, technology, and professional and interdisciplinary programs.


UW-Whitewater 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 nation. The campuses have more than 200 student organizations and UW-Whitewater’s intercollegiate athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division-III level. 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 13-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).

Per Regent Policy Document 20-19, University of Wisconsin System Criminal Background Check Policy and UW System Administrative Policy 1275 Recruitment Policies, UW-Whitewater requires criminal background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment. All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

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.


Well-qualified candidates can expect a starting annual salary within a range of $44,000 – $49,000.

UW System employees receive an excellent benefit package. To learn more about the UW System’s comprehensive benefit package, review the UW System Employee Benefits Brochure.


University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 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, please contact Human Resources. UW-Whitewater is not an e-verify employer, therefore STEM extensions are not options for work authorization.


Applications received by Sunday, July 24, 2022, are ensured full consideration; however, applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.  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 unable 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 this position, please contact:

Kim Apel


Only complete application packages will be considered. This includes online submission of the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Name and contact information for three professional references

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