University of Utah Academic Advisor in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 11/08/2018

Requisition Number PRN18871B

Job Title Academic Advisor

Working Title Academic Advisor

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40 hours/week

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00070 - College of Fine Arts-Dean

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $35,000 - $42,000

Close Date 12/30/2018

Open Until Filled No

Job Summary

The College of Fine Arts (CFA) is hiring two individuals who are interested in careers in academic advising to join theCFAUndergraduate Affairs Team. These positions will be focused on advising students in theCFAstudying Art, Art History, Dance, Film & Media Arts, and Theatre. This position offers an opportunity to advise students on degree requirements, academic policy and processes for negotiating the undergraduate experience from recruitment to degree completion. TheCFAorients advising in a teaching and learning perspective, and the goal of academic advising is to empower students to define and accomplish their academic goals.


1. Academic Advising of undergraduate students in all relevant areas—course requirements and selection; major and minor decision-making; policies and procedures; scholastic standards; new freshman and transfer issues; and other appropriate areas (on average, 65-70% of time will be spent directly advising undergraduate students)

2. Assisting the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Student Affairs with program planning and implementation, data collection and interpretation, and outcome assessment

3. Assisting with college and departmental needs, policies, and processes pertaining to the undergraduate experience, including facilitating undergraduate scholarship and curriculum exception processes, and, when appropriate, assisting in College of Fine Arts events

4. Maintaining current knowledge of campus resources, critical dates, as well as policies and procedures for undergraduate students.

5. Participating in professional development activities, including intra-office and campus-wide advisor training, and (when appropriate) professional conferences

6. Participating in collaborative activities and ventures with other University departments and offices (and, when applicable, external organizations)

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.

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 in a related area or equivalency required. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required.

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

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


Candidates should possess strong service orientation along with organizational, leadership, and program development skills, strong attention to detail, and a commitment to continuing professional development.

Master’s Degree; two years experience in academic advising, higher education student services, or teaching on the higher education level preferred. Knowledge of undergraduate education issues is desirable.

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.