The University of Wisconsin-Madison, College of Engineering, Student Affairs,
requests applications for a Director of Advising. This position provides leadership
and strategic direction and oversees day-to-day operations of the College of
Engineering's (CoE) undergraduate academic advising services which is comprised
of 12-15 student services staff. The CoE offers 12 engineering degree programs
and has over 4500 undergraduates. The director reports to the Assistant Dean for
Master’s degree required, preferably in engineering, social science, physical/natural
sciences, higher education or related field.
* Seven years direct experience in college academic advising, academic affairs,
student services, academic program management, counselling, career
development, project management or equivalent combination of education and
* Experience working with students interested in STEM at college level.
* Proven ability to lead, supervise, and manage a team with a customer service
* Excellent communication skills and demonstrated ability to communicate
effectively with engineering faculty, staff and the wider campus community.
* Demonstrated ability to manage programmatic activities and day-to-day office
operations, including setting expectations and goals for the office.
* Experience utilizing quantitative and qualitative data to evaluate program
effectiveness and guide program development.
* Demonstrate a high degree of cultural sensitivity and awareness in working with
students from diverse backgrounds, such as first generation, underrepresented,
transfer, and other targeted populations.
* Proven experience working collaboratively and effectively with students, faculty and
staff from a variety of racial, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds.
* Demonstrated experience and ability to work effectively within and for a diverse
community in a responsive, sensitive and caring manner.
* Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication and organizational skills.
* Experience assessing performance of an advising function.
* Work with engineering students, including transfer and non-traditional students.
* Understanding of the engineering profession and engineering curricula, and
ability to relate to engineering undergraduates and prospective students.
* Experience with budget functions associated with academic advising.
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by August 20, 2017.
How to apply: You can apply for this position online at