Academic Advisor II

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

Requisition Number: PRN31657B

FLSA Code: Professional

Patient Sensitive Job
Code?:
No

Standard Hours per Week: 40

Full Time or Part Time?: Full Time

Shift: Day

Work Schedule Summary: Monday – Friday, 8 am to 5 pm

VP Area:
Academic Affairs

Department: 00113 – College of Science-Dean

Location: Campus

City: Salt Lake City, UT

Pay Rate Range: 43,290 to 52,910

Open Until
Filled:
No

Job Summary

The College of Science is seeking an experienced and talented individual to
join our Undergraduate Academic Advising team. It is the mission of the College of Science to connect our students with the vast
opportunities that mathematics and science unlock as we prepare students for exciting careers and educate the next generation of scientific
leaders.

About our Team: The College of Science Advising Team serves over 2500 undergraduate students
and supports students from Orientation through Graduation. With a focus on student success Academic Advisors engage students in exploring
and pursuing their academic goals. Advisors support students through declaring majors and minors, work collaboratively to create academic
plans, and ensure students understand graduation requirements such as general education, bachelor degree requirements, and course
prerequisites. College of Science Advisors work as part of a collaborative, interdisciplinary team to create opportunities for student
success and engagement. Join a growing team of eleven advising professionals to build a career at the U!

About
the Position:
This advisor will work specifically with students in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences and other related majors
in the College of Science. While this job is primarily in-person, teleworking options are available for all advising
staff.

Responsibilities

  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. Actively participates 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.” Duties include participating in sub-committees within the community.
  4. Uses enterprise-level data
    analytics and student record technology platforms to monitor student progress and guide proactive student interventions. Participates in the
    delivery of proactive advising strategies for assigned student populations on the basis of data analytic platforms.
  5. Proficient in
    degree tracking software (i.e Degree Audit), record keeping systems (PeopleSoft, Banner) and one additional advising related technology
    (Civitas, On Base, Student Data Warehouse, CRM software, etc.)
  6. Maintains students’ academic files that include a record of the
    advising activity that takes place during each visit.
  7. Develops and presents education programs designed to supplement or enhance
    academic preparedness.
  8. Collects and disseminates information to students, faculty and departments about changes in major
    requirements or University policies and adjusts advising strategies as appropriate.
  9. Coordinates and/or participates in the
    advising-related portion of new/transfer student and parent orientation sessions.
  10. Serves on University committees and makes
    recommendations that affect curriculum requirements, advising processes and program development and published materials.
  11. Coordinates
    data compilation, statistical reports and correspondence, depending upon the area of assignment.
  12. Participates in local and national
    professional associations by serving on planning committees and presenting at conferences and seminars.
  13. Contributes to selection and
    training of new advising staff.
  14. May participate in search committees for new hires in department, including both staff and faculty
    roles.
  15. May act as a mentor for programming communities for students with in their area.
  16. May mentor student employees and
    participate in hiring, training and evaluating those employees.
  17. May represent department or area at campus-wide meetings and
    initiatives.
  18. Participates in programming communities for students within their area. Including, but not limited to activities such
    as overseeing an existing mentoring program, student organization, etc.
  19. The position is distinguished from lower level advising
    positions in that incumbents have responsibilities for program development and may deal with more complex advising-related issues.
    Incumbents also possess a full range of professional knowledge and experience, which allows them to work independently with less supervision
    and review.

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
description.

Type: Benefited Staff

Special Instructions
Summary

Application priority review date August 12.
Application second review date of August
26.

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 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

801-581-8365

oeo@utah.edu

Online reports may be submitted at oeo.utah.edu

For more information: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/

To inquire about this
posting, email:
employment@utah.edu 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.

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