The Division of Academic Affairs encompasses a wide array of activities and functions that ensure the overall academic quality of the institution. This includes providing administrative oversight and academic leadership for: the College of Business Administration; the College of Liberal Studies; the College of Science and Health; the School of Education; Murphy Library; Admissions; Records and Registration; Financial Aid; Career Services; Academic Advising; University Graduate Studies; Continuing Education and Extension; the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs; the office of Undergraduate Research and Creativity; the Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning; Institutional Research; and International Education & Engagement. Academic Affairs also provides leadership and support to the nearly four hundred full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 73 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. Through its various functions, the Division of Academic Affairs supports students in the pursuit of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education as well as scholarly activity.
This position advises and supports students in the College of Science and Health in career planning and exploration. Our goal is to help students learn lifelong career development and career search skills and achieve their desired first-destinations upon graduation from UWL. This position assists and collaborates with undergraduate students, graduate students, alumni, faculty and organization and business leaders.
• Administer full range of career programming and services for undergraduate and graduate students and alumni associated with specific majors in the College of Science and Health. Assist students and alumni with individual career development and internship/job search needs through in-person appointments, emails, and telephone calls. • Assist with career programming and services for undergraduate and graduate students and alumni in other high demand areas. • Present career related topics through workshops, class presentations and presentations to student organizations. • Assist in the collection of student first-destination data. • Assist in administration of other office services including on-campus recruiting, career events and programming. • Maintain effective working relationships with employers; respond to employer inquiries and provide candidate referrals. • Develop, coordinate, and assess programming or events targeted to students in specific majors within the College of Science and Health. • Administer and interpret career development assessments/ inventories. • Consult with deans, department chairs, program heads, faculty advisors and other University staff on curriculum and programs as they relate to employment trends and Career Services programs, goals and objectives and the needs of students.
Participation in Content Area Teams:
• Work collaboratively with Academic Advising Center and Career Services staff on a content area action team to advance the goals of the Academic Advising Center/ Career Services offices. These focus areas of the teams may include: marketing, assessment, career development, or training and professional development.
Supervision and Mentoring:
• Assist with supervision and mentoring of Career Services undergraduate interns and graduate students.
Employer and Professional Development:
• Network with employers and other career services professionals to discuss hiring practices, hiring trends, work procedures, and potential jobs and internships.
Service to the University, Profession, and Community
• Contribute to the university, profession and community through leadership roles and projects.
Additional duties and responsibilities
• Track student contact and utilization of services. • Participate in individual and departmental goal setting and professional development opportunities. • Participate in regular department and division meetings and collaborate with faculty, staff, employer and community partners. • Work effectively with diverse populations. • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
First review date: June 20, 2019
Master’s degree from an accredited institution in a relevant field required by start date • Experience working with college students on academic and/or career related concerns • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills • Demonstrated strong presentation skills • Demonstrated expertise in using office software packages, email, and student record systems
• Ability to prioritize and utilize good time management practices • Ability to gather and synthesize information from a variety of sources