Job Information

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

Open Date 10/27/2021

Requisition Number PRN28169B

Job Title Academic Advising Coordinator

Working Title Academic Advising Coordinator

Job Grade E

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday – Friday, 8 am to 5 pm

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00113 - College of Science-Dean

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 39300 to 72700

Close Date

Open Until Filled No

Job Summary

Implements, oversees and evaluates the undergraduate advising program for the School of Biological Sciences ( SBS ), as part of an interdepartmental advising team in the College of Science. Utilizes professional advising and guidance skills to assess the diverse needs of undergraduate students and provides appropriate advice related to academic planning and progress leading to graduation. Acts in a supervisory role to lower level advising staff.


1. Serves as an academic advisor to a diverse undergraduate student population in the SBS and the College of Science.

2. Coordinates and oversees the work of biology Academic Advisors and assists in the selection and evaluation of these individuals.

3. Works with SBS faculty and staff in the ongoing evaluation of the undergraduate curriculum and course scheduling.

4. Works collaboratively with the College of Science Associate Director of Advising and SBS leadership to advance the advising mission of the school and college.

5. Develops and prepares advising materials such as training manuals, brochures, handouts, website information, general information summaries and newsletters.

6. Develops, monitors, and conducts educational seminars and workshops for undergraduate students.

7. Serves on various school, college, and university committees to initiate change and to resolve issues related to academic services and curriculum requirements.

8. Provides significant input and assists in the formulation of the overall university advisement policies and procedures.

9. Coordinates outreach activities with two-year institutions within the state of Utah.

10. Works with information technology departments to support advising programs and services.

11. Participates in local and national professional associations by serving on planning committees and/or presenting at conferences and seminars.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

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.


Masters degree preferred.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

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