Viterbo University
  • 08-Aug-2018 to 15-Sep-2018 (EST)
  • Student Success Services
  • La Crosse, WI, USA
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

Viterbo University is accepting applications for a part time Academic Advisor.  This is 10 month, part time, hourly position.

The Academic Advisor will work as part of the Center for Student Success and will provide services including academic advising, creation of student success plans, major selection, student success strategies, and referral to campus services and academic supports.  The advisor will serve as the primary point of contact during the students' first two years with the goal of improving retention and graduation rates.  


Reports to: Director, Student Success and Retention


  • Advise select freshmen, sophomore, and first semester transfer students
  • Establish relationships with advisees through regular meetings and development of outreach strategies, such as virtual and drop-in office hours
  • Assist students with the transition to college and their major areas of study
  • Utilize the Early Alert system to ensure student success through individual follow-up with students
  • Assist students in developing individual academic degree plans, review program requirements, and educate students in the use of advising technology tools
  • Participate in campus events such as new student registration, scholarship events and orientation
  • Respond to needs of student visitors to the Center for Student Success, as needed, via phone, drop-in, or online chat
  • Assist coordination of retention and student success activities and programs with representatives in the Center for Student Success.
  • Carry out other responsibilities as delegated or assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree required, master's degree preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills required.
  • Previous experience working in education, preferably in an advising role or in a college setting.  
  • Ability to work effectively both in a team environment and independently.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and experience manipulating spreadsheets and database management.

About Viterbo University:  Viterbo University is a Catholic, Franciscan, liberal arts institution located in scenic La Crosse, Wisconsin, which has been rated as one of the top places to live in the US.  The region features an attractive cost of living, beautiful bluffs and coulees, three major rivers including the Mississippi River, world-class health care and education systems, and easy access to major cities in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois. 

To apply, please complete online employment application form, upload cover letter and resume to be considered.

Contact Information: Tina Johns, Viterbo University, 900 Viterbo Drive, La Crosse, WI 54601.

Viterbo University is an equal opportunity employer and encourages nominations and candidacy of historically underrepresented groups.

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