Job Information

University of Utah Director of Advisor Training and Development- Hybrid position in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 08/02/2023

Requisition Number PRN35865B

Job Title Academic Program Manager

Working Title Director of Advisor Training and Development- Hybrid position

Job Grade E

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, 8am – 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 $62,000/yr. - $68,000/yr. DOE

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Academic Advising Center is the home for exploring undergraduate students at the University of

Utah. A successful candidate for the Director of Advisor Training and Development will be passionate about on-going advising excellence and training new advisors to the profession. This role will chair the Milestone Advising Program ( MAP ) committee and be responsible for campus wide trainings on proactive and required advising interactions. We are looking for someone that can excite campus around academic advising theory and practice.

This individual is part of the Advisory Board of the Academic Advising Center and also is responsible for supervising professional staff members. This position requires collaboration with staff in the Academic Advising Center as well as colleges, departments, and campus wide partners.

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.

In addition to programming and coordination, this individual will advise students from diverse backgrounds in areas such as academic standards, major exploration, degree completion, new freshmen and transfer students, policies and procedures and general education.

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

The Academic Advising Center operates on a hybrid working schedule. All AAC employees, including the candidate selected for hire, determine 2-3 days per week to be in person at the U of U main campus. Other days are remote working days.

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by August 21st.


• Set the vision and direction of the Advisor Training and Development Program for the dynamic needs of the University of Utah advising community

• Direct and supervise staff by hiring, training, establishing goals and evaluating performance

• Provide direction and content for campus-wide trainings for advisors on advising theory and practice

• Work with AAC staff to develop and prepare advising materials for students and staff

• Coordinate required advising interventions for 1st and 2nd year students with campus partners and the MAP Committee

• Assess program effectiveness to inform program changes and enhancements

• Prepare and manage budget to reach program goals

• Serve on the AAC Advisory Board, providing insights and feedback to Leadership on the

direction of AAC

• Work with the Academic Advising Standards Council to advocate for advising and training best practices

• Advise undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds in areas including academic standards, major exploration and decision making, degree completion, new freshmen and transfer students, policies and procedures, general education.

• Other duties as assigned which may include advising special populations, class presentations, assessment, internal and external committees

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 plus three years of experience in budget, grant and program management or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience) required. Develops and implements program ideas into successful academic and research programs; demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required.

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


  • Four years of academic advising experience (up to two years can be non-academic advising related).
  • Demonstrated experience in proactive academic advising and outreach
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated commitment to exploratory students
  • Supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated experience in data driven decisions
  • Demonstrated experience with event planning, marketing, and communications
  • Demonstrated experience as effective team player and collaborator
  • Demonstrated awareness of the needs of diverse student populations
  • Master’s degree

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)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

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. This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.