Job Information

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


Open Date 10/03/2022

Requisition Number PRN32539B

Job Title Director, Student Services

Working Title Director of Collaborative 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

Mon – Fri, 8 am to 5 pm, 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 $ 69,000-72,000

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 has the primary responsibility for setting the priorities and vision for AAC programs that provide advising supplemental to that offered through the degree granting colleges. This position will work in partnership with the AAC Director of Proactive Advising to manage the day-to-day operations of the AAC and represent the AAC on campus-wide committees as needed.

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 Julia Vincent at .

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.

Priority consideration will be given to applications that are received by October 21, 2022.


  • Primary responsibility for setting the priorities and vision for programs coordinated by the Academic Advising Center that provide supplemental advising, including direct supervision of the Manager of the PreProfessional Advising Program (prehealth and prelaw), the Manager of the Academic Standards Program, and the Utah Global advisor.
  • Works in collaboration with Director of Proactive Advising to manage day-to-day operations of the Academic Advising Center, including management of weekly staff meetings and bimonthly Advisory Board meetings, setting recommended ranges for caseloads to ensure advising is readily accessible to students throughout the academic cycle, make recommendations regarding budget and staffing priorities, and establish and maintain standards and expectations for advisor onboarding, professional development, and annual assessment.
  • Expand metrics used to evaluate program impact on student success, retention, and completion.
  • Meets with 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.
  • Develops and maintains effective partnerships with advising coordinators in the academic colleges and allied programs in Undergraduate Studies, subject to emerging need.
  • Serves on the university Behavioral Intervention Team and oversees safety protocols for the Academic Advising Center.
  • Represents the Academic Advising Center on campus-wide committees as needed, including but not limited to Academic Quality Assurance Team, Marketing and Enrollment Services Committee, Exceptional Education Curriculum Committees, and Advising Council.
  • Actively participate in professional development activities in a leadership capacity.


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.


  • Master’s Level degree
  • Five years of professional advising experience in a higher education setting.
  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting a climate of equity and respect.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with data analytics platforms and student record systems.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness as a team leader and collaborator.
  • Experience with operations management, including establishing performance metrics and safety planning.

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.