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Academic Advisor

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10


School of Business


University of Utah

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Position Description

Advises a diverse population of students in regards to 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.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Develops and presents education programs designed to supplement or enhance academic preparedness.
  • Collects and disseminates information to students, faculty and departments about changes in major requirements or University policies and adjusts advising strategies as appropriate.
  • Coordinates and/or participates in the advising-related portion of new/transfer student and parent orientation sessions.
  • Maintains students' academic files that include a record of the advising activity that takes place during each visit
  • Serves on University committees and makes recommendations that affect curriculum requirements, advising processes and program development and published materials.
  • Coordinates data compilation, statistical reports and correspondence, depending upon the area of assignment.
  • May plan and participate in continuing education for advising staff.\
  • May supervise lower level advising staff and/or student employees and participate in hiring, training and evaluating those employees.

Application Process

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

38000 to 43000

Contact Information



Required Qualifications

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

  • Previous experience in an advising, counseling or teaching environment is preferred.

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

Preferred Qualifications