University of Utah Academic Advisor in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 08/01/2017

Requisition Number PRN14933B

Job Title Academic Advisor

Working Title Assistant Director, Academic Standards

Job Grade D

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 32000 to 38500

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime. Yes

Job Summary

Advises a diverse population of students in regards to their academic planning and progress by utilizing professional advising and guidance skills. Acts as assistant to the Academic Program Manager for the Academic Standards program.


Academic advising of undergraduate students in all relevant areas – academic standards, course requirements and selection; major exploration and decision-making; policies and procedures; new freshman and transfer issues; and other appropriate areas (on average 60-70% of time will be spent directly advising undergraduate students).

Assisting coordinator of Academic Standards program with program planning and implementation, training, updating records, data collection and interpretation, advisor education (on advising strategies for academic standards), organizing events for students, creating and managing content for website, and conducting learning outcome assessments.

Maintaining current knowledge of campus resources, critical dates, and policies and procedures for undergraduate students.

Maintaining regular contact with assigned outreach partner, keeping current on relevant activities, regulations, and developments, and communicating these to the Academic Advising Center staff.

Participating in professional development activities, including intra-office and campus-wide advisor training, and (when appropriate) professional conference.

Participating in collaborative activities and ventures with other University departments and offices.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalency required. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required.

Previous experience in an advising, counseling or teaching environment is preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Master’s degree; at least one year academic advising experience; knowledge of undergraduate education issues; experience in learning development, learning skills, data assessment; academic coaching; and demonstrated experience working with students facing academic difficulty.

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.