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Academic and Career Advisor

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10


Career Services


Brigham Young University

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Position Description



  • This position exists primarily to provide quality advisement to current and prospective students regarding academic and career issues.  Identifies available academic options and assists with the analysis of each option, including possible outcomes and their implications.  Assesses student’s stage of academic and personal development and promotes student growth by determining suitable developmental tasks.  Assists students in establishing realistic and attainable academic and career goals.  Special populations include open major students, visiting students, international students, enriched environment students, transfer students, former students, students on academic standing, and students in crises. 

  • Teaches Student Development courses such as Student Development 117 Career Exploration, Student Development 109 Effective Study and Learning, Student Development 214R Thriving at BYU, Student Development 199R Academic Internship, and others as assigned.

  • Manages one or more programs as assigned by the Director, such as supervise graduate students, manage IT functions, assessment, coordinate the major fair, present at New Student Orientation, etc. 

  • Proactively develops professional skills and expertise in one or more program areas and incorporates those skills and expertise in their own practice.  Serves as a resource in this skill area to help other advisors and colleagues do the same.  Continues to update their knowledge and skills in all areas of advisement by attending advisor in-service meetings, national, state, or campus professional meetings and trainings, reading academic and career advisement journals, or other activities that facilitate the development of higher learning and professionalizing within the advising profession. 

  • Serves the greater advisement and BYU communities by serving on committees, making professional presentations, acting as a guest lecturer in student development or other classes, and collaborating with team members, advisors and leaders in other advisement centers or student service offices.  

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Required Qualifications

  • Knowledge of advisement, career and student development theories and practices preferred.

  • Knowledge of BYU policy and procedures, general education, major/minor and graduation requirements preferred.

  • Excellent helping skills and ability to assist students with life planning and decision making required. 

  • Experience in teaching, program development, program management, and leadership skills preferred.

  • Background must show ability to positively relate to students from diverse backgrounds and communicate effectively with faculty and staff.

  • Must have excellent writing, organizational, and presentation skills.  Must be able to interface with others and contribute to the positive spirit and support of the team.  

  • Mimimum education/experience required

  • Bachelor’s degree and 4 years advisement experience OR Master’s degree OR Advisement certification (or equivalent graduate coursework), and 0-4 years of advisement experience

Preferred Qualifications