Job Information

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


Open Date 08/26/2022

Requisition Number PRN32013B

Job Title Academic Advisor I

Working Title Academic Advisor I

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

Monday – Friday, 8 am – 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 38,250 to 46,750

Close Date

Open Until Filled No

Job Summary

The College of Science is seeking an experienced and talented individual to join our undergraduate academic advising team. It is the mission of the College of Science to connect our students with the vast opportunities that mathematics and science unlock as we prepare students for exciting careers and educate the next generation of scientific leaders.

About our Team: The College of Science Advising Team serves over 2,500 undergraduate students and supports students from orientation through graduation. With a focus on student success and proactive, holistic advising, academic advisors engage students in exploring and pursuing their academic goals. Advisors support students through declaring majors and minors, working collaboratively to create academic plans, and ensuring students understand graduation requirements such as general education, bachelor degree requirements, and course prerequisites. College of Science advisors work as part of a collaborative, interdisciplinary team to create opportunities for student success and engagement. Join a growing team of advising professionals to build a career at the U of U!

About the Position: This advisor will work on a team of 5 advisors to support over 1,200 students studying within the School of Biological Sciences. Strong applicants are great at communication, have experience working with diverse populations, and have a passion for supporting students throughout their academic journey. While this job is primarily in-person, teleworking options are available for all advising staff.


  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 that advances direct skills in academic advising.”
  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. Participates in programming communities for students within their area.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

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.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Application priority review date September 8.

Application second review date September 22.

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.