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University of Utah Academic Advisor I or 2 in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 07/12/2022

Requisition Number PRN31404B

Job Title Academic Advisor I

Working Title Academic Advisor I or 2

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00984 - CON STUDENT SERVICES

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $38,000 to $51,699

Close Date

Open Until Filled No

Job Summary

Join our Student Services team that supports pre-nursing & nursing students at the state of Utah’s flagship College of Nursing at the University of Utah. The Student Services team prides itself on providing comprehensive support to a diverse group of pre-nursing and nursing students as they navigate their pathway into the nursing profession.

You will have the opportunity to contribute to the processes and solutions that will help pre-nursing & nursing students reach their educational and career goals. This advising role emphasizes holistic, proactive, and data-informed advising. We seek an individual who is passionate about student success. Strong applicants are excellent communicators, can build rapport quickly, and are willing to collaborate in a fast-paced, team-centered environment. You will use your knowledge in academic advising, sensitivity to needs of diverse student populations, and problem-solving skills to identify student needs and determine best ways to support student success.

This position works at the College of Nursing building, with options for remote work on some days.

This position is eligible for university benefits including; medical-dental-wellness coverage, an additional immediately vested 14.2% of salary employer contribution to retirement (401a), paid leave, paid holidays, tuition assistance for employees and family, free UTA transport pass and others.

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Responsibilities With direct supervision, this position works as part of an advising team to advise a diverse population of students regarding their academic planning and progress by utilizing professional advising and guidance skills. Interprets and explains university academic policy and procedure to assist students in making decisions concerning personal educational goals leading to graduation.

This position will assist the University in promoting a climate of respect and equity that cultivates and sustains transformative practices by forging spaces of possibility where people feel safe, valued, welcomed, and respects all students in their quest for individual success through degree programs, certificates, majors, etc.

1. Meets with students to provide information and guidance on academic-related issues, such as graduation requirements and exceptions, major exploration, course planning and registration, transfer credit evaluation/substitution or advanced degree requirements.

2. Facilitates students’ academic progress by evaluating their needs and developing appropriate educational plans. Makes referrals for students who need assistance with overcoming learning obstacles, specialized tutoring, extended or intensive assistance with career decisions or similar needs.

3. Actively engages in campus-based professional development communities, including but not limited to “UAAC or other relevant campus-based organizations.”

4. Uses enterprise-level data analytics and student record technology platforms to monitor student progress and guide proactive student interventions.

5. Maintains students’ academic files that include a record of the advising activity that takes place during each visit.

6. Develops and presents education programs designed to supplement or enhance academic preparedness.

7. Collects and disseminates information to students, faculty and departments about changes in major requirements or University policies and adjusts advising strategies as appropriate.

8. Coordinates and/or participates in the advising-related portion of new/transfer student and parent orientation sessions.

9. Serves on University committees.

10. Participates in local and national professional associations.

11. May participate in search committees for new hires in department, including both staff and faculty roles.

12.May oversee and/or facilitate new programming communities for students with in their area, including but not limited to activities such as overseeing a mentoring program, student organizations, etc.

13. Other duties as assigned.

This job description is not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

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 or equivalent experience (1 year of education is equivalent to 2 years’ experience)

Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills

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


Experience in Academic Advising; Experience in advising underrepresented and minority college students.

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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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.