Job Information

University of Utah Director of Advising in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 11/14/2022

Requisition Number PRN33014B

Job Title Director, Student Services

Working Title Director of Advising

Job Grade G

FLSA Code Executive

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday – Friday

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 65,000-75,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The College of Science is seeking a strong leader to manage our team of advisors. This role will supervise and manage the College of Science Academic Advising team, who are engaged in collaborative advising of College of Science students. The Director of Advising will provide guidance on best practices for advising and assist the advisors with caseload management. The Director serves as a liaison between the academic advisors and College of Science leadership and will be expected to implement College and University priorities with the advising team.The successful candidate will have both advising and leadership experience. Background or interest in STEM are preferred.

The College of Science includes eight academic units: the School of Biological Sciences, and the departments of mathematics, chemistry, physics & astronomy, geology & geophysics, atmospheric science, mining engineering, and metallurgy. In 2021, the College established centralized advising across units and is implementing the University of Utah’s advising career ladder. The Director of Advising will build on the successes of this period of change, as well as work to consistently improve advising and provide an exceptional student experience to our approximately 3,000 undergraduate students. This position is expected to work in the Advising Hive offices of the Crocker Science Center for the majority of the week. This position reports to the Associate Dean of Student Affairs.

Priority application deadline: November 28, 2022


  • Manage all aspects of the COS Advising office and implement priorities of the Dean’s office relating to advising.
  • Supervise academic advising staff and/or student employees and participate in hiring, training and evaluating employee performance.
  • This position does not have their own advising caseload, however must be able to support the advising team in managing caseloads and advising coverage when necessary.
  • Standardize training/onboarding and lead professional development opportunities.
  • Coordinate data compilation, statistical reports and correspondence, depending upon the area of assignment. Serves as an expert in CIVITAS and an ability to learn and use student success tools as appropriate.
  • Represents advising team in Dean’s staff meetings and student affairs meetings.
  • Directs New student orientation and Milestone Advising Program.
  • Initiates and supports student success initiatives in the College.
  • Performs administrative functions for the College of Science in support of advisors.
  • Develops and presents education programs designed to supplement or enhance academic preparedness.
  • Serves on University committees and makes recommendations that affect curriculum requirements, advising processes and program development and published materials.
  • Plans and participates in continuing education for advising staff.


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 Business Administration or related area, or equivalency (1 year of college education is equivalent to 2 years of related work experience); eight years of progressively more responsible management experience; and demonstrated leadership, human relations and effective communications skills required.

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

Priority application deadline: November 28, 2022

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.