University of Utah Student Success Advocate in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 06/06/2017

Requisition Number PRN14409B

Job Title Student Success Advocate

Working Title Student Success Advocate

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

8:00 – 5:00 Monday – Friday. Some evenings and weekends will be required

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00019 - Undergraduate Studies

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 31600 to 58400

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime. Yes

Job Summary

Student Success Advocates work to assist students in identifying direction, engaging with high impact activities / services, and accomplishing goals. Specifically, advocates foster successful transition to the university environment, identify services and resources for degree development that meet students’ needs, assist students in identifying resources for major and career selection, link students with opportunities to engage in deep learning and encourage timely graduation.


1.Provide individualized advising to new, transfer, and continuing students, linking them to campus opportunities to enhance their academic program.

2.Develop a working knowledge of University of Utah academic advising, financial aid, and career development services and procedures to utilize in student advising.

3.Engage with departmental and program academic advisors to fain a working knowledge of program requirements to consider when assisting students in connecting with University resources and opportunities.

4.Utilize student success and persistence, student identity development, and learning theories to shape student interactions.

5.Employ listening and advising practices to assist students from diverse backgrounds in accessing University resources and opportunities, and developing graduation plans.

6.Develop resources (printed literature, web sites, deep learning strategy videos, social media sites, etc.) to assist students in exploring opportunities to enhance their academic program.

7.Document advising sessions and develop practices and procedures for following up with students and maintaining engagement.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in higher education, student affairs, counseling, or other related area

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

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


Priority will be given to applicants who submit their documents on or before Tuesday, June 20th.

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.