Academic Advisor: Success Coach

University of Wisconsin Parkside   Kenosha, WI   Full-time     Education
Posted on August 28, 2022
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Academic Advisor: Success Coach
Position Is Open Until Filled

Code: 18681 Posted: 08/08/2022

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is a dynamic learning community grounded in academic excellence and focused on student success, diversity, inclusion and community engagement. One of 13 four-year institutions within the University of Wisconsin System, Parkside provides an educational value to our students that is unparalleled. An affordable high-quality education is an investment in one’s future, and we believe the cost of an education should not prevent students from achieving their educational and professional goals.

UW-Parkside is a great place to start or enhance your career. Located between Milwaukee and Chicago, the campus is nestled on 700 acres of woodland and prairie just two miles west of Lake Michigan in Kenosha, WI. We offer an engaging and supportive work environment with competitive pay and benefits.

Position Title: Academic Advisor: Success Coach

Bi-lingual and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Employment Type: Full time, Salaried, Non-Instructional Academic Staff

Reports To: The Success Coach will report to the Director of Academic Support & Success Coaching; Parkside Academic Resource Center

Pay Range: $44,000 - $50,000

Essential Job Functions Essential Job Functions

The Success Coach for the Callahan Scholars Program will develop and implement a student success program for identified students. The Callahan Scholars Program is part of a University-wide student development initiative focused on increasing matriculation, retention, and graduation rates of underrepresented students. The Success Coach will provide one-on-one and group support sessions aimed at retaining and ultimately graduating the students in the program. The Success Coach will serve as a referral agent for campus and community resources and will use the EAB Navigate platform to communicate with and send reminders of important university deadlines to the students. The Success Coach will also monitor students’ participation in required campus engagement opportunities and community service hours. Regular program outcome reports will be submitted to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs & Enrollment Services.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Connect with all assigned students within specified timeframes to introduce the success coaching process and establish a proactive and supportive wrap around relationship.
  • Holds regular one-on-one meetings with program participants and facilitates regular academic success workshops.
  • Monitors students’ participation in required campus engagement opportunities and community service hours.
  • Participate in New Student Orientations, Parkside Preview Days, and other campus events.
  • Maintain up-to-date information on campus and local community resources available to assist students with academic, financial, and personal issues. 
  • Must be willing to work some evenings
Qualifications Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education (Master’s preferred)
  • At least 1-3 years of experience in counseling, advising, coaching, or similar role (higher education setting preferred; can include graduate work).

  Bi-lingual and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Salary and Benefits Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.


The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

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Application Process Application Process

Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Submit application materials

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • The names and email addresses for three References

Review of Applications

Applications received by Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022 are ensured full consideration. Position is open until filled. 

You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee. 

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.

In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.

Legal Notices and Important Information Legal Notices and Important Information

Employment will require a criminal background check in accordance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. (see TC1 - App. 4 and p. 12)

Note: Criminal Background Check – The Department of Workforce Development, Equal Rights Division prohibits employers from using criminal background check information, policies or practices that have a “disparate impact” and is not “job-related and consistent with business necessity” in hiring decisions. All information used to screen or hire job applications should relate to the duties of the job.

UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

It is the policy of UW-Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 262-595-2204. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual’s disability.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin Parkside Crime Statistics Report is available here. Call the UW-Parkside Campus Police Office at (262) 595-2455 for a paper copy of the annual report.

Transcripts will be required upon hire.


Amanda Joncas