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University of Utah Learning Abroad Peer Advisor: Learning & Development in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 04/30/2021

Requisition Number PRN11144N

Job Title UU Student - Other

Working Title Learning Abroad Peer Advisor: Learning & Development

Job Grade SJ

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week 13 (up to 19 MAY be possible)

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Build a fixed/set schedule that works with your classes within normal business hours (Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm).

Please note that Learning Abroad student staff:

• Must provide a minimum of 15 hours/week of availability for scheduling purposes

• Must work at least 10 hours per week

• Must maintain set schedule the entire semester

• Are NOT required to work during finals, school breaks, or any days where class is not officially in session

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 01541 - Office for Global Engagement

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $11.50 per hour (may increase up to $15/hr)

Close Date

Job Summary


The Learning Abroad Peer Advisor for Learning & Development has a passion for all things international and has a strong desire to help students on campus find opportunities to grow and develop in new ways. Apply for this position if you love leadership, mentorship, and using your critical thinking skills to help other people. All peer advisors work to help students find Learning Abroad experiences and navigate the application process. The Learning & Development Peer Advisor assists with the Learning Abroad Pre-Departure, Re-entry, and Scholarships teams to help students learn about application processes, prepare for their Learning Abroad Programs, unpack their international experience, and continue their engagement when they return to campus.


• Work in a supportive environment where you are always a student first

• Complete original projects to add to your resume/portfolio

• Build mentorship and leadership skills

• Improve intercultural communication skills

• Build experience using a Learning Management System

This position is considered Category IIA : Not required on campus and has the ability to telework remotely for the duration of the University of Utah’s response to COVID -19. An employee hired into this role will be responsible for providing space, telephone, printing, networking and/or internet capabilities at the telecommute location and agree to the terms of the University of Utah campus and Health Academics COVID -19 Telecommuting Agreement



• Lead Learning Abroad 101 information sessions and Office for Global Engagement Scholarships Workshops

• Assist students with initial advising at the front desk and in peer advisor appointments


• Serve as the first point of reference for students and community members at the front desk: Appointment scheduling and Answering phone calls and emails

• Complete administrative duties as needed: Application management, data entry, file creation, office organization, and restocking materials


• Work alongside our Pre-Departure team to design learning content to prepare students for their international experience and the application process

• Partner with the Re-entry team to plan events, workshops, and learning modules to help returning students to network with key stakeholders and to build on their intercultural competence

• Help the Scholarships team to develop resources and run workshops that help students understand the scholarships application process and prepare strong essays

Minimum Qualifications


• Maintain good standing and full-time status at the University of Utah

• Willing to commit to AT LEAST one academic year of employment (summer employment possible)

• Notify Learning Abroad if otherwise employed by any other office or department at the University of Utah



• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures

• Excellent organizational and time management skills

• Customer service oriented

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

• Strong analytical, creative, and decision-making skills to provide sound solutions to complex issues

• Interpersonal skills

Special Instructions Summary

New hires will begin training in August (before school starts). We will likely begin the interview process in May. Please contact Learning Abroad with any questions:

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 applicants, 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”). 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.