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Second-Year Academic Advisor

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10


Office of Equity and Diversity


University of Utah

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Position Description

The Second-Year Program Advisor will have responsibilities in the areas of student development programming, educational programming, academic advising, organizational and fiscal management, and leadership development. Additionally, the Second-Year Advisor will have advising responsibilities to underrepresented diverse students and student organizations, as well as administrative duties that support daily office functioning and major office programs/events. The Second-Year Advisor will have an abiding concern for, and commitment to, serving the diverse needs of the University community, student development in a learning organization, active promotion of an inclusive environment, and support of divisional programs and goals. All other responsibilities as assigned and needed.

The University of Utah is deeply committed to enhancing the success of diverse faculty, students, and staff, as part of our broader goal to enrich the educational experiences and success of all members of our University community. We recognize that a diverse and inclusive University enriches the educational experiences of all students and enhances our excellence as a world-class institution for twenty-first century learners. For nearly 40 years, the Office for Equity and Diversity (OED), has supported the success of African American, Latin@/Chican@, American Indian, Asian American, Pacific Islander, members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning community, and women in underrepresented fields by providing academic advising, personal and professional counseling, tutoring, and other related services.



  • Working in collaboration with the Engaged Learning Team, develop and implement a comprehensive Second-Year Program, including retention strategies for students transitioning from the Diversity Scholars First-Year Experience Program and the Diverse Transfer Program.
  • Develop, implement and support programs that enhance cultural awareness and education by working with students, other campus offices/departments, and resources within the community.
  • Establish program budget; monitor and approve related expenditures and ensure budget goals are met.
  • Provide academic advising to continuing and returning students. Serve as an academic advisor to underrepresented diverse students and clubs and others, as needed.
  • Consult with underrepresented diverse faculty and staff at the University of Utah, as well as with related universities and with theAIRC,CESAand theLGBTResource Centers to ensure student success and access to partnership opportunities.
  • Serve on various University committees to initiate change and to resolve issues related to academic services and curriculum requirements.
  • Develop, monitor and conduct educational seminars and workshops for students.
  • All other duties as assigned.


Application Information

Institution Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

Additional Information

31600 to 41000

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Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalency required.
  • Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience in an advising, counseling or teaching environment is preferred.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field and/or 5 years directly-related experience or equivalency.
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse groups within diverse populations in a college/university environment.
  • Demonstrated experience with and knowledge of underrepresented diverse student educational issues, communities, and strategies for impacting academic success and outreach.
  • Experience in program development and implementation in a higher education diversity support program.
  • Experience with student staff supervision, data collection and program assessment.