Distance Learning Center
Advisor (2)

Job Details:
Hiring two full-time, 12-month academic staff members to work as Outreach Specialists/Advisors with UW-Platteville's Distance Learning programs. One advisor will work with Master of Science in Integrated Supply Chain Management, Master of Science in Organizational Change Leadership, and additional outreach roles. The second advisor is to advise for the Master of Science in Engineering program which includes preliminary admission reviews and additional outreach roles. These positions will be physically located on the UW-Platteville campus in Platteville, Wisconsin. One position will be required to work 1:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Sunday through Thursday. The other position will be required to work 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The positions are an annual appointment with the period of employment beginning May 1, 2014. The salary is $41,750.

Qualifications:
Minimum:
  1. Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution preferably in Business Administration, Human Services, Education, Student Affairs, Public Administration, Communication, Integrated Supply Chain Management, Organizational Change Leadership, Engineering or related field.
  2. 3-5 years of professional work experience in academic advising, student affairs, customer service, or related field.
  3. Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written).
  4. Proficient with Microsoft Office.
  5. Excellent organizational skills.
  6. Collaborative and independent worker, with ability to work well with a wide variety of people.
  7. Ability to manage multiple tasks with various deadlines.
  8. Detail and goal oriented.

Preferred:
  1. Master's degree in Business Administration, Human Services, Education, Student Affairs, Public Administration, Communication, Integrated Supply Chain Management, Organizational Change Leadership, Engineering or related field.
  2. Ability to establish rapport and identify learner needs.
  3. Familiarity with student information and relation management systems, in particular PeopleSoft.
  4. Work experience in higher education, advising, or student support.
  5. Previous experience as a distance student or having a distance learning background.

Responsibilities:
  1. Academic advising activities associated with one of the following areas: Master of Science in Integrated Supply Chain Management, Master of Science in Organizational Change Leadership, and Master of Science in Engineering students including admission review, understanding and communicating degree requirements, and developing academic plans.
  2. Participate in special projects associated with student outreach activities.
  3. Responsible for development and coordination of retention efforts.
  4. Responsible for the encouragement and coaching of enrollments, course completion, and goal achievement.
  5. Serve as a contact liaison with various offices on campus.
  6. Provide information regarding transfer credits, degree and graduation requirements, etc.
  7. Provide outreach and retention communications for distance programs such as registration reminders, payment follow up, non-enrollment follow up, career counseling, and various defined retention efforts.
  8. Assist with the online and print based registration process.
  9. Serve on appropriate committees.
  10. Other duties as assigned.

Campus Information:
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, enrolls about 8,000 students in 42 baccalaureate and 6 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

Special Notes:
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. The names of nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing that their identities be kept confidential, and of all finalists, will be released upon request. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Annual Security & Fire Safety Report is available for review. Call the UW-Platteville Campus Police Office at 608-342-1584 for a paper copy of the annual report.

To Ensure Consideration:
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by April 3, 2014; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

To Apply:
Submit a letter of application that addresses each published qualification for employment; a concise separate statement describing the applicant's history of working with or demonstrated commitment to addressing issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and/or other issues of historic marginalization; a resume; and the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three references. Materials must be submitted as attachments via the online application system.

Please direct questions to:
Pam Mootz
Distance Learning Center
Email: mootzp@uwplatt.edu

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