Open Date 05/25/2021
Requisition Number PRN26277B
Job Title Sr. Academic Advisor
Working Title Sr. Academic Advisor
Job Grade D
FLSA Code Administrative
Patient Sensitive Job Code? No
Standard Hours per Week 40
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Work Schedule Summary
VP Area Academic Affairs
Department 00065 - Elect & Computer Engineering
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range 36000 to 51699
Open Until Filled Yes
Advises a diverse population of students in regards to their academic planning and progress by utilizing professional advising and guidance skills. Interprets and explains university academic policy and procedure to assist students in making decisions concerning personal educational goals leading to graduation.
This position is considered Category I: Mandatory and required on campus or health care facilities to support on-site operations. Employees hired into this category will be required to be physically located at the University of Utah if they are healthy and without COVID -19 symptoms.
1. Meets with students 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.
2. Facilitates students' academic progress by evaluating their needs and developing appropriate educational plans. Makes referrals for students who need assistance with overcoming learning obstacles, specialized tutoring, extended or intensive assistance with career decisions or similar needs.
3. Develops and oversees education programs designed to supplement or enhance academic preparedness such as the department tutoring center.
4. Develops and maintains a record of policies and procedures for department and curriculum matters.
5. Develops and participates in recruiting, retention, and outreach initiatives.
6. Collects and disseminates information to students, faculty and departments about changes in major requirements or University policies and adjusts advising strategies as appropriate.
7. Coordinates and/or participates in the advising-related portion of new/transfer student and parent orientation sessions.
8. Ensures students have the resources needed to be successful (counseling, equipment, tutoring, mentoring).
9. Works alongside the program director and other advisors as a team.
10. Maintains students' academic files that include a record of the advising activity that takes place during each visit.
11. Serves on University committees and makes recommendations that affect curriculum requirements, advising processes and program development and published materials.
12. Coordinates data compilation, statistical reports and correspondence, depending upon the area of assignment.
13. May plan and participate in continuing education for advising staff.
14. May supervise lower level advising staff and/or student employees and participate in hiring, training and evaluating those employees. May oversee the preparation of funding proposals, reports and training materials related to special programs.
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.
Bachelor's degree in a related area plus three years experience in teaching and/or advisement; or a related Master's Degree and one year experience in teaching and/or advisement; or any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
Strong preference given to candidates with:
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
• Ability to work in a high-traffic office while maintaining strong customer service skills to effectively, thoroughly, and politely assist students in high-stress situations
• Demonstrated ability to work independently in multiple roles and to interact effectively with diverse students, staff, faculty, community members and employers.
Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary
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 oeo.utah.edu
For more information: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/
To inquire about this posting, email:firstname.lastname@example.org (%email@example.com) 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.