Academic Advisor II

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Anywhere
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Anywhere

Requisition Number: PRN31653B

FLSA Code: Professional

Patient Sensitive Job

Standard Hours per Week: 40

Full Time or Part Time?: Full Time

Shift: Day

Work Schedule Summary: M-F 8am – 5pm

VP Area: Academic

Department: 01420 – Advising (Sch of Business)

Location: Campus

City: Salt Lake City, UT

Pay Rate Range: 48,000-50,000

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: No

Job Summary

With direct supervision, this position
advises a diverse population of students regarding 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 will assist the University in promoting a climate of respect and equity that
cultivates and sustains transformative practices by forging spaces of possibility where people feel safe, valued, welcomed, and respects all
students in their quest for individual success through degree programs, certificates, majors,


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
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. Actively engages in campus-based
professional development communities, including but not limited to “UAAC or
other relevant campus-based organizations that advances
direct skills in academic advising.”
4. Uses enterprise-level data analytics and student record technology platforms to monitor student
progress and
guide proactive student interventions.
5. Maintains students’ academic files that include a record of the advising
activity that takes place during each visit.
6. Develops and presents education programs designed to supplement or enhance academic
7. Collects and disseminates information to students, faculty and departments about changes in major
requirements or
University policies and adjusts advising strategies as appropriate.
8. Coordinates and/or participates in the advising-related portion of
new/transfer student and parent orientation
9. Serves as Liaison to departments internal and external to the Eccles school,
and makes recommendations that help influence curriculum requirements, advising processes and materials.
10. Participates in local and
national professional associations.
11. May participate in search committees for new hires in department, including both staff and
faculty roles.

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 or equivalent experience (1 year of education is equivalent to 2 years’ experience).
  • Two years of direct
    academic advising experience
  • Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills.

Applicants must
demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position

Type: Benefited Staff

Additional Information

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

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


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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.