University of Utah Academic Advising Coordinator in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 08/01/2017

Requisition Number PRN14934B

Job Title Academic Advising Coordinator

Working Title Assistant Director, Mandatory Advising Program / Coordinator, Peer Advising Program

Job Grade E

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Care Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm, or as arranged

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00301 - Academic Advising Center

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 41500 to 46500

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime. Yes

Job Summary

This position is responsible for assisting in the direction of the Mandatory Advising Program, and in coordinating the Peer Advising Program. In addition to programming and coordination, this individual will advise students from diverse backgrounds in areas such as academic standards, major exploration, degree completion, new freshmen and transfer students, policies and procedures and general education. The Mandatory Advising Program is a campus-wide advising program administered by the Academic Advising Center. This individual develops and implements programming related to the Mandatory Advising Program, specifically in regard to creating and marketing educational events for campus advisors and students. This individual also assists in assessment of the program, and using data to inform advising and program coordination. As the Coordinator of the Peer Advising Program, this individual will hire, train, and supervise peer advisors. This position requires collaboration with advising staff within the Academic Advising Center, as well as with campus wide advising partners.


•Assist in the direction of the Mandatory Advising Program, coordinate the Peer Advising Program, and advise undergraduate students.

•Work with campus-wide committee to develop a yearly educational event for campus advisors on the Mandatory Advising Program.

•Work with campus-wide committee to develop events for students around the Mandatory Advising Program.

•Advise undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds in areas including academic standards, major exploration and decision making, degree completion, new freshmen and transfer students, policies and procedures, general education.

•Develop and coordinate marketing materials for the Mandatory Advising Program.

•Develop and prepare advising materials for students and staff.

•Collaborate with theLEAPprogram to communicate with first year students about advising.

•Assist in evaluation of data and assessment in determining program goals and enhancements.

•Work with Director of Mandatory Advising Program to develop budget for the program.

•Interview, select and train peer advisors.

•Work with Academic Advising Center program leaders to ensure peers are getting experience in specific program areas.

•Plan activities which foster increased knowledge, skills, collegiality, and professional development for the peer advising staff.

•Present to students and staff regarding the program and advising in general.

•Participate in professional development activities.

•Other duties as assigned which may include advising special populations, teaching, assessment, internal and external committees.

•Some responsibilities may change in the future as office needs evolve.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree a related area plus three years experience in academic advising, guidance and counseling or equivalency; demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required.

Master’s degree and significant supervision and advising experience preferred.


•Master’s degree

•Advising experience in higher education

•Supervisory experience

•Experience with event planning

•Experience with marketing and communications

•Demonstrated experience as effective team player and collaborator

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.