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


Open Date 11/28/2018

Requisition Number PRN08752N

Job Title UU Student - Admin/Clerical

Working Title Learning Abroad Peer Advisor

Job Grade SJ

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week Between 10-16, *more than 16 hours (but no more than 19 hours) per week may be possible

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Peer Advisors typically work a fixed schedule within business hours (8am-5pm). Though unlikely, some weekends and evenings may apply.

Please note that Learning Abroad Peer Advisors:

•Must work a minimum of 10 hours per week

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

•Must maintain their schedule for an entire semester after they have approved the final version

•AreNOTrequired 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 9.50 per hour

Close Date

Job Summary


The Learning Abroad Peer Advisor position is an employment opportunity in the Learning Abroad office for students who have participated in approved Learning Abroad programs. Learning Abroad Peer Advisors assist prospective students throughout the Learning Abroad process through advising, education, marketing and administrative support. Furthermore, this position entails additional responsibilities that help support the mission and initiatives of Learning Abroad.


*Share Learning Abroad experiences and assist fellow students

*Improve intercultural communication skills

*Participate in professional development

*Improve public speaking and administrative experience


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

*Complete an approved Learning Abroad Program by the time of employment start date

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

*Demonstrate a minimum availability (scheduling flexibility) of 15 hours per week

—Regular office hours are Monday-Friday and 8am-5pm

*Commit to ATLEASTone academic year of employment (summer employment possible)



*Serve as the first point of reference for students and community members at the front desk

—Appointment scheduling, telephone management, and initial advising

*Lead Learning Abroad 101 information sessions

*Complete administrative duties as needed

—Application management, email correspondence, data entry, file creation, office organization, and restocking materials

*Contribute to Learning Abroad’s social media presence

—Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, and Tumblr

*Contribute as a member of one of the following Learning Abroad teams: Marketing, Pre-Departure Orientation, Re-Entry, Scholarships, and Exchanges

The above are general responsibilities for Learning Abroad Peer Advisors. Actual duties may vary depending on individual interests, skills, and office needs.

Minimum Qualifications



*strong written and verbal communication skills

*ability to create dynamic videos using Adobe Creative Suite software

*ability to use Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop to design engaging print and digital media

*previous experience with Social Media management

*proficiency with Microsoft Excel

Special Instructions Summary

We hope to hire two new peer advisors who will start between May and August, 2019. We will likely begin the interview process in late March. Please contact Kathryn Timm 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 must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801) 581-7447.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.