Job Positions

Academic Advisor

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10

Department:

School of Computing

Institution:

University of Utah

Date Posted:

10/30/2017

Close Date:

11/30/2017
 

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.

Duties

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 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. Collects and disseminates information to students, faculty and departments about changes in major requirements or University policies and adjusts advising strategies as appropriate.

4. Coordinates and/or participates in the advising-related portion of new/transfer student orientation sessions, in addition to outreach and promotion of the Computer Science programs to current students.

5. Maintains students' academic files that include a record of the advising activity that takes place during each visit.

6. Serves on University committees and makes recommendations that affect curriculum requirements, advising processes and program development and published materials.

7. Coordinates data compilation, statistical reports and correspondence, depending upon the area of assignment.

8. May plan and participate in continuing education for advising staff.

9. Assist with other general office logistics.

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.

Application Information

https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/70618

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 $58400

Contact Information

 

Qualifications:

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