Job Information

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


Open Date 08/15/2023

Requisition Number PRN36062B

Job Title Academic Advisor II

Working Title Academic Advisor II

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 Academic Affairs

Department 00158 - Coll of Architect & Plan-Dean

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $50,000 - $55,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The mission of the College of Architecture + Planning is to nurture a culture of discovery, design, and innovation in our designed world rooted in an ethic of care, and community. CA+P is guided by four principles known by many as the “4R’s” (Responsibility, Resilience, Respect, and Response.) These four commitments are game-changers that suggest that care is the ethical imperative of our professions; demanding new modes of thinking and doing to transform the world into a better place.

The Student Success Center in the College of Architecture + Planning carefully implements the 4R’s in its mission statement related to advising. Our student success team actively engages our diverse student body in pursuing design excellence through holistic advising that addresses academic and professional endeavors.

We help connect students to experiences that foster:

1)Responsibility to Self

2)Respect for their colleagues

3)Response to the community

4)Resilient growth as global citizens

The College of Architecture + Planning cares deeply for the success of our students and seeks an academic advisor to manage their assigned caseload of students in one of three academic programs, develop support services, collaborate with departments and faculty to prepare students for the undergraduate majors, and provide academic advising for the undergraduate population.

The academic advisor will advise a diverse population of undergraduate students in regard to their academic planning and progress by utilizing professional advising and guidance skills. They will interpret and explain university academic policy and procedure to assist students in making decisions concerning personal education 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. The ability to be sensitive to the needs of diverse student populations, such as first-generation students, non-traditional students, Black, Indigenous/Native, People of Color ( BIPOC ), undocumented/DACAmented students, international students, LGBTQIA+ students, students with disabilities, and more is a necessity. Incumbents must also be able to interpret student needs and determine when referral to other university resources is appropriate.

Note: The College of Architecture + Planning is only seeking to make one hire at Academic Advisor I or Academic Advisor II based on level of experience the applicant has. This job is linked to PRN #


The essential functions of the position include:

1. Meets with undergraduate students in caseload (approximately 150) 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. Meets with Chair and/or designee (faculty leaders) in the School of Architecture to communicate, share information, and collaborate to devise creative solutions to best support the experience, success, retention, and graduation of undergraduate students.

4. Actively engages in campus-based professional development communities, including but not limited to “ UAAC or other relevant campus-based organizations that advance direct skills in academic advising.” Duties include participating in sub-committees within the community.

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

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

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

8. Coordinates and/or participates in outreach activities with two-year institutions within Utah; specifically with Salt Lake Community College as we have an articulation agreement with their architecture program.

9. Ensures processes and procedures are followed to facilitate the entry of transfer students into college programs.

10. Provide assistance in the recruitment process and activities to support prospective students as they navigate the admissions application process.

11. Co-supervise peer advisors that support the student success center and undergraduate students in the College.

12. The position is distinguished from lower-level advising positions in that incumbents have responsibilities for program development and may deal with more complex advising-related issues. Incumbents also possess a full range of professional knowledge and experience, which allows them to work independently with less supervision and review.

13. Perform other duties as assigned when necessary.

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 equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience).
  • Two years of direct academic advising 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.


Previous academic advising experience or related student support services experience

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Please submit the four required materials upon application- resume, cover letter, 3 references that include phone and email, and a one-page statement (labeled in the system as “Applicant Document – Other”) that includes the candidate’s experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion and how this relates to their advising practices and approach.

This position may be filled either as Academic Advisor I, or Academic Advisor II, depending on qualifications. Another posting is open listed as “Academic Advisor I” under the College of Architecture and Planning posting (PRN36061B). Only one position will be filled.

Apply by 08/22/2023 for priority consideration. Applications will be reviewed shortly after this date.

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)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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