Academic Advisor for College of Business

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Salary: See Position Description

Location: St. George 84770, UT

Job Type: Full-Time Staff

Division: College of Business

Job Number: 23PRO950-1

Position Announcement

Works as an advisor for students interested in pursuing undergraduate degrees in Business-related fields (Accounting, Finance, Business Management, etc.) as well as fulfilling general education requirements. Assist students in both pre-requisites as well as major, minor and/or degree of study requirements. This position will be supervised by the Dean of the College and the Director of College Advisement and will interface closely with the Advisement Office. Information about the college, its departments, programs, degrees, etc. can be found online at https://accounting.utahtech.edu/ and https://business.utahtech.edu/.

Responsibilities

  • Advise students for undergraduate Business-related programs in the College of Business. This includes general education, transfer, program, and graduation requirements; advise students with business pre-requisite coursework planning, as well as degree attainment planning, once admitted into a specific major.
  • Track and work with students who have declared an undergraduate Business major/minor and/or who have a pre-professional business objective. Meet with students for advisement, registration, and graduation certification. 
  • Conduct interviews with eligible students preparing for graduation and advise students on post-graduate educational options if applicable.
  • Attend faculty and advisement meetings, as well as assist with advisement, recruitment, and orientation sessions.
  • Assist with the commencement program and participate in retention initiatives under the direction of the College of Business.
  • Refer students to other agencies for assistance, such as Financial Aid, Disability Resource Center, TRiO Program, Health & Wellness Center, Community Outreach programs, etc.
  • Attend professional development opportunities for advisement and the college; serve on various university committees.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Two years of advising or related experience required; higher education advisement experience preferred.
  • Proficient computer skills; willingness to learn new systems.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work well with faculty, staff, and students.
  • Strong writing and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to exercise critical human relations skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relations with university stakeholders.
  • Familiarity with college admissions guidelines, standards, and procedures, and higher education admissions counseling in general.
  • Familiarity with the University’s Business program requirements preferred.
  • Background must show ability to positively relate to multi-cultural students, first generation students, non-traditional students, and students in transition.

Supplemental Information

POSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Full-time professional staff (overtime-exempt) position. Annual salary of $40,000 for Bachelor’s degree-qualified candidates and $43,000 for Master’s degree-qualified candidates. Desired start date of September 2022. Excellent benefits package included that begins on start date; includes medical, dental, vision, employee assistance and wellness programs, life, disability, retirement, undergraduate tuition waivers for employees and eligible dependents, as well as paid holidays in addition to sick and vacation leave accruals. See https://humanresources.utahtech.edu/employee-benefits/ under “Benefits Summary” for more details.

ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Application review begins August 15, 2022Submit application materials (including resume contents and contact information for three professional references) and upload cover letter electronically. If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office at (435) 652-7520.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY:  Utah Tech University is an open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic institution, committed to exceptional student learning and success that has adopted an instructional approach of “active learning. active life” and a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We seek faculty and staff committed to creating an active, applied and career-oriented learning environment that is student-centered. Established in 1911 as a community college and in 2013 as a state university, our university is located in picturesque southwestern Utah with its red rocks, desert climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually, and featuring easy access to world-class outdoor recreational opportunities. The nearest metropolitan area is Las Vegas, NV (120 miles), with amenities such as an international airport and professional sporting teams. Click here to learn more about the University.

Utah Tech University is a fast-growing Utah public institution of higher education, with more than 12,000 students. We offer over 230 programs, including masters, bachelors, associates, certificates, endorsements, minors, and/or emphases. We seek to recruit and retain diverse and ambitious faculty and staff who bring new ideas, possess values and career aspirations aligned with the mission and vision, and are inspired to build a premier open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic university. Utah Tech University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer; the President and employees of the University are fully committed to Affirmative Action and within its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment. Utah Tech 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 the University’s non-discrimination policies:

  • Director of Equity Compliance / Title IX Coordinator: Hazel Sainsbury – titleix@utahtech.edu, HCC 579, 435-652-7747.
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinator: Abby DeFeo – titleix@utahtech.edu, 435-652-7731.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://titleix.utahtech.edu/ or contact:

  • U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, ocr@ed.gov, 800-421-3481.
  • U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, ocr.denver@ed.gov, 303-844-5695.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification.

Benefits

Click here to visit https://humanresources.utahtech.edu/employee-benefits/ to learn more about the wonderful benefits available to you as a Utah Tech employee!

Highlights from Utah Tech’s benefits package include:

  • 14.2% retirement contribution, paid 100% by the employer (no match required), vested on day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Regular undergraduate tuition waiver (paid at 100%) for employee, spouse, and unmarried dependent children to take courses at Utah Tech;
  • Full medical, dental, and vision plans, with low employee-paid premiums, that begins on day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts or Health Savings Accounts available;
  • Employer-paid basic life insurance & disability insurance coverage from day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Generous staff leave accruals, plus 12 paid holidays per calendar year.

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