University of Wisconsin - Madison

Position Vacancy Listing

PVL # 236858

Position Summary:
The Global Health Undergraduate Program is hiring an Academic Advisor to work with current and prospective undergraduate students in the Global Health Major and Global Health Certificate, serving as a primary resource for a caseload of advisees. This position is part of the recently created Global Health Advising Hub in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS), which aims to create an inclusive and welcoming climate for all students and utilize proactive and holistic advising principles to promote student development and success. The advisor in this role is invested in their students┬┐ growth and UW experience, passionate and knowledgeable about global health topics, and thrives in a collaborative team environment with staff and faculty. This role will work with a diverse pool of excellent and motivated students in the recently-launched major and the highly successful certificate, joining an advising team that values diverse experiences, equity, interdisciplinary learning, sustainable futures, international experiences, teamwork, collegiality, and professional growth.

The Global Health Advising Hub is located in Russell Labs within the Department of Entomology and CALS Academic Affairs. The Hub provides student-focused academic advising to a growing number of students in the new major (200+) and a large number of students in the certificate (700+), and also coordinates the management of both undergraduate programs. The advisor in this role will regularly meet with the advising team, as well as engage with faculty and advising colleagues within CALS and across campus. This position reports to the Advising Hub Manager.

The UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

Principal duties:
10% - Receives, processes, and responds to academic inquiries according to established policies and procedures
40% - Serves as a main point of contact for students and provides information about educational options and academic requirements; assists with identifying and assessing interests, skills, and values to match appropriate field of study/career options, and refers students to appropriate institutional resources
5% - Implements academic advising events such as workshops, panel discussions, and guest speakers
10% - Maintains confidentiality and accurate student records and processes and responds to academic inquiries according to established institutional and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) policies (10%)
5% - Maintains expertise with advised curriculum and may assist in developing and recommending exceptions for policy and curriculum
5% - Proactively engages students as needed
5% - Participates in the campus-wide advising community providing input to leadership regarding the development of advising, recruitment, and co/curricular programs offered by the school/college
5% - Provide outreach and advising services to prospective students and incoming students at summer orientation
10% - Assist the advising team with developing and implementing improvements to advising services and resources, as well as with outreach and communication efforts such as newsletters, social media, and website updates
5% - Serve as an ad hoc member of the Global Health Undergraduate Program Committee and assist the advising team with gathering data, analysis, and reporting on Global Health programs

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