Academic Advisor

  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, West Mason Street, Green Bay, WI, United States
Full Time Academia-Higher Ed Consultant Education

Job Description

LOCATION:  Green Bay campus

STANDARD HOURS:  40 hours per week. Typical hours Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with one evening until 7:00 p.m. and an occasional Saturday rotation; with flexibility required to work other hours as necessary.


*Current benefit eligible employees will be placed within the pay range based on their current rate/range.

Note: This position is Grant Funded with annual renewability.


Location:  Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Human Resources, 2740 West Mason Street,  Green Bay, WI  54307-9042. All postings are considered current and available until removed from the website.


Northeast Wisconsin Technical College is committed to promoting a learning environment where employees and students of differing perspectives and cultural backgrounds pursue career and academic goals embraced in an environment of respect and shared inquiry. 

The College is seeking to attract ethnically diverse instructors and staff who can inspire our increasingly diverse student population.



Advises students regarding information, procedures and academic requirements of a specific program. Assist students in exploring careers, evaluating academic abilities, and setting goals.  Assists with registration and graduation requirements.  Advises students regarding course content, course selection, pre-requisites, curriculum changes, recommended credit load, curriculum planning, and financial aid processes and policies to insure successful and timely graduation. Presents academic information to students and parents at campus events.  Makes recommendations to divisional leadership and students regarding appropriate courses of action to respond to students’ complex personal and academic challenges.


Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the functions identified in the job description.

Essential Functions Statement(s)

  • Assess the student's stage of development (academic, career, and personal) and promotes student growth by determining suitable developmental tasks; assists student in establishing realistic and attainable academic and career goals.  Advises students regarding course content, course selection, pre-requisites, curriculum changes, recommended credit load, and curriculum planning to insure timely graduation.
  • Advise students on academic, career and personal issues; identifies the educational and career options appropriate for each student and assists with the analysis of each option, including possible outcomes and their implications; if needed, refers student to counseling services; sets up an action plan for the student to meet their academic goals.
  • Interpret and explains college policies and procedures; participates in preparation of campus events and presents academic information to new students and parents at campus events.
  • Assist in recruitment of potential students by advising them of general academic requirements; describes courses; disseminates information regarding registration procedures.
  • Initiate recruitment events and works collaboratively with other teams to carry out event and increase completed applications.
  • Develop and implements retention strategies to increase student success consistent with College programs, i.e. Dream Catchers.
  • Resolve questions and advocates for students regarding academic policies and procedure.
  • Advise students on credit for prior learning and prepares appropriate documentation.
  • Advise students on general financial aid information and assists with financial aid appeals.
  • Gather and interprets data to prepare and analyze reports for retention, tracking, and accountability.


Competency Statement(s)

  • Values - Demonstrate behaviors and action that support the College’s values - Customer Focus, Everyone Has Worth, Passion and Inspiration, Collaboration, Emotional Intelligence, Results and Accountability, Valuing Talent and Well Being, and Ethics.
  • Student Success – Demonstrate behaviors and actions that support student recruitment, retention, and student success initiatives.
  • Diversity Oriented - Ability to work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or job type.
  • Active Listening - Ability to actively attend to, convey, and understand the comments and questions of others.
  • Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others.
  • Analytical Skills - Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem.
  • Autonomy - Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Customer Oriented - Ability to take care of the customers’ needs while following company procedures.
  • Motivation - Ability to inspire oneself and others to reach a goal and/or perform to the best of their ability.
  • Relationship Building - Ability to effectively build relationships with customers and co-workers.
  • Initiative - Ability to make decisions or take actions to solve a problem or reach a goal.


Education: Bachelor's Degree
Experience: A minimum of two years related experience.

 **An equivalent combination of education and work experience may be considered.

Computer Skills

Microsoft Office Suite and Internet Web Browsers.  Previous People Soft experience is preferred.


Other Requirements

Previous experience in advising and career assessment is preferred.

Must hold a valid driver’s license and be insurable under the District’s standard insurance policy terms.


School-College Administration, Continuing-Adult, General-Other: Training-Instruction

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree (BA or BS)



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