Job Information

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


Open Date 11/23/2022

Requisition Number PRN33060B

Job Title Academic Advising Coordinator

Working Title Advising Excellence Coordinator

Job Grade E

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, 8am to 5pm or as arranged

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00301 - Academic Advising Center

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $55,000/yr. - $59,000/yr.

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Academic Advising Center at the University of Utah promotes a transformative undergraduate experience by advocating for and empowering undergraduate students as they explore, develop, and take responsibility for achieving their academic goals. We provide high-quality advising services to undergraduate students and the campus community through appointments, outreach, presentations, curriculum, and collaboration with campus partners. We serve as the academic home for exploring students—those exploring majors, professional paths, or tools for success.

This position is responsible for coordination of the Advising Excellence Program which serves to promote development and adoption of advising best practices across campus.

Like all members of the Academic Advising Center team, this position will assist the university in promoting a climate of respect and equity that cultivates and sustains transformative 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.

Learn more about the Academic Advising Center at . The annual report is available at . Questions about the position should be directed to Tricia Cook at .

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by December 12, 2022


· Primary responsibility for developing and implementing onboarding protocols for new members of the Academic Advising Center Team.

· Works collaboratively with the leadership of the University Academic Advising Community ( UAAC ) to assess, develop & implement programming related to advisor onboarding and professional development across campus.

· Partner with Undergraduate Studies data analytics team to expand metrics used to evaluate program impact on advisor success and retention.

· Work with campus partners to develop high quality advisor education resources which may include foundational onboarding supports.

· Meets with a limited caseload of students from diverse backgrounds to provide information and guidance on academic-related issues, such as major exploration, graduation requirements and exceptions, course planning and registration, transfer credit evaluation and policies and procedures

· Actively participate in professional development activities, taking on leadership roles within one year of hiring.

· Other duties as assigned which may include advising special populations, teaching (Master’s degree required), assessment, internal and external committees.

· Some responsibilities may change in the future as office needs evolve.

The current work of the Academic Advising Center’s staff is hybrid, with all staff — including the candidate selected for hire — working on-campus as needed for normal operations, with the opportunity for limited remote work.

Some travel may be required.

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 plus four years of experience in curriculum development, project management, academic advising, guidance, and counseling or equivalency (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.


The ideal candidate will have at least a Bachelor’s degree, if not a Master’s degree, and at least four years of advising experience.

· Master’s degree and direct advising experience in a higher education setting

· Familiarity with one or more learning management systems commonly used in higher education

· Demonstrated commitment to promoting a climate of equity and respect

· Demonstrated proficiency with data analytics platforms and student record systems

· Demonstrated experience as an effective team player and collaborator

· Instructional experience

Special Instructions:

  • A cover letter should specifically address how your experience has prepared you for this position and demonstrates your commitment to the values of the Academic Advising Center: excellence in advising, professional growth, assessment, inclusivity, and collaboration.
  • Three references (one from a former direct supervisor strongly recommended).

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


Online reports may be submitted at

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.