Academic Advisor

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Requisition ID: 2022-5378

# of Openings: 1

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Category (Portal Searching): Student Programs & Services

Position Type: Benefited Full-Time

Job Classification: Exempt

Percent of Time or Hours per Week

College: Jon M Huntsman School of Business

Department: Dean-Jon M Huntsman School of Bus

Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience with excellent benefits


The Dean’s office in the Huntsman School of Business currently has a full time opening for an Academic Advisor.

The chosen candidate will advise in matters such as pre-registration, general education, major and minor requirements, and articulation of transfer credit. The position will also help build a total Huntsman School experience, including the development of a culture of student ownership of their education, engagement through inside-the-classroom and outside-the-classroom opportunities, and the transition to meaningful careers. Selected candidate will work closely with the assigned academic department and the Dean’s office.


  • Assist students in the process of developing an academic program.
  • Maintain and update student files.
  • Provide students with correct up-to-date academic information about university graduation requirements.
  • Recommended students for a variety of awards and scholarships.
  • Track students’ academic progress and inform them of their status.
  • Assist potential students in admission process for the School of Business.
  • Work closely with the assigned department to recruit and retain high quality students.
  • Participate in assessment activities.
  • Become familiar with tools that assist students in deciding on a major, for example, DegreeWorks and Career Service options.
  • Assist students in the development of their educational goals, including the selection of a major, meeting graduation requirements, study abroad opportunities and exploring the possibility of graduate school.
  • Help students to understand the expected standards of achievement and likelihood of success in areas of study as well as providing them information about alternatives, limitations, and possible consequences of academic decisions.
  • Refer students to and maintain familiarity with available campus resources to meet individual needs.
  • Assist in other areas as needed.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in a business or related field is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to be sensitive to and understand the needs of a diverse student population.
  • Effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Understanding of development educational processes.
  • Ability to work on one’s own with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent computer skills including experience with Microsoft Office.
  • Understanding of, or ability to learn University IT systems including, DegreeWorks, SSB, INB, and Paperport.
  • Ability to work in a team setting.
  • Ability to maintain high degree of confidentiality, sensitivity and discretion.

Problem solving: Analyzes information and evaluates results to select the best solution and solve.

Service Orientation/Costumer service skills: Actively looking for ways to help people.

Critical Thinker: Uses logic and reasoning to identify solutions and approaches to problems.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of student development and the ability to serve and assist the students in developing effective academic plans and career and life goals in order to promote student retention and academic success.
  • Knowledge of student advising and graduation requirements specific to the academic major, department or school, and the ability to anticipate department and student needs.
  • Ability to creatively and independently problem solve by prioritizing and multitasking while under pressure.
  • Ability to serve individuals with diverse personalities through the use of effective interpersonal and communication skills using various communication media including telephone, facsimile, and email.
  • Ability to work in a team environment with a commitment to creating a collaborative environment.
  • Ability to understand and form a commitment to USU’s mission, strategic directions, and communities of engaged learners.
  • Knowledge of University course schedules, course curriculum and degree requirements.
  • Knowledge of student advisement methods and techniques (monitoring students’ classes, scheduling, academic progress and registration).
  • Ability to keep student information confidential and abide by all FERPA laws.
  • Ability to always maintain professionalism even in high stress situations.
  • Ability to be creative in additional alternative in the delivery of advising to students.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience with excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

College/Department Highlights

We believe that the best leaders dream big, prepare, take risks, create value, and give back. The Huntsman School provides unique learning experiences that develop these characteristics, preparing students to become leaders who leave the world better than they found it.

We started as the first business school in the West and have a proud legacy, but we’re not done yet. We strive each year to “Dare Mighty Things,” to honor the Huntsman name by putting our students first and developing programs that align with values such as ethical leadership and entrepreneurial spirit. We see successful outcomes of this approach in the lives of our students and alumni every day. We invite you to become a part of our aspirational journey.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.

USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employees 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.

A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.

The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.

USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at

USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:

Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner,, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw,, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481,

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695,

*updated 04/18/2022

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