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University of Utah PISA Advisor in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 12/14/2020

Requisition Number PRN24919B

Job Title Academic Advisor

Working Title PISA Advisor

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Administrative

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. Some evenings and weekends required.

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00009 - Ctr for Ethnic Student Affairs

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $31,600 - $32,600

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The AASA , ITSA and PISA advisors work to assist students in identifying direction, engaging with high impact activities / services, and accomplishing goals. Specifically, advisors are committed to the leadership development of the student organizations and providing a place for connection and advocacy within the Center for Ethnic Student Affairs ( CESA ) and with the Vice President for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. This role is committed to student support, success, and guidance, including moral support. There is also a focus on programming and coaching for students.

•This posting is for the Pacific Islander Student Association ( PISA ) Advisor

•This is a time-limited, 2 year position.


Core Responsibilities:

•Participates in community engagement, including interactions with high school students, and participating in community events.

•Support outreach to potential student members during their first year attending the University of Utah.

•Spends 50% of time collaborating with community groups and 50% of time developing leadership and supporting the PISA organization.

•Effectively connects CESA staff and programming to PISA

•Fosters an environment where PISA students can participate in dialogue, events, and programming specifically designed for their organization.

•Advocates for students and direct them to resources, through strong knowledge of campus resources.

•Fosters an environment that encourages and provides supports for the board and members to attain and maintain academic success.

•Develops lasting connections with members on campus and in the community which will allow students to be directed to appropriate people and resources.

•Provides space for PISA members to visit the office to speak freely about academic or personal matter.

• PISA is a student lead group. The Advisor does not replace the student leaders, but will support this student group.

Essential Functions:

•Connects students to CESA to provide information and guidance on academic-related issues, such as graduation requirements and exceptions, major exploration, course planning and registration, transfer credit evaluation/substitution or advanced degree requirements.

•Makes referrals for students who need assistance with overcoming learning obstacles, specialized tutoring, extended or intensive assistance with career decisions or similar needs.

•Develops and presents education programs designed to supplement or enhance academic preparedness.

•Supports and participates in the advising-related portion of new/transfer student and parent orientation sessions.

•Coordinates data compilation, statistical reports and correspondence, depending upon the area of assignment.

Department Qualifications:

•Experience and knowledge about national student organizations:

•Social justice leadership

•Experience and dedication to advocate on behalf of students

•Event Planning

•Actively work with the Pacific Islander Initiative through the University of Utah P.I. Studies Program.

•Ability to work with P.I. educators in the K-12 & at peer institutions.

Problem Solving:

•The ability to be sensitive to the needs of diverse student populations, such as non-traditional and minority students and students with disabilities is a necessity. Incumbents must also be able to interpret student needs and determine when referral to other University resources is appropriate.


•Some travel may be required.

•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.

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.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalency required. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required.

Previous experience in an advising, counseling or teaching environment is preferred.

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

Please attach resume, cover letter, and statement commitment to student success.

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 qualified applicants, upon request and 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”). 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.