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Academic Advising Coordinator

Categories: Not Region Specific


Academic AdvisinG Center


University of Utah

Date Posted:

Apr 27 2022 10:27AM

Close Date:

Jun 27 2022

Position Description

The Academic Advising Center at the University of Utah promotes a transformative undergraduate experience by advocating for and empowering undergraduate students as they explore, develop, and take responsibility for achieving their academic goals. We provide high-quality advising services to undergraduate students and the campus community through appointments, outreach, presentations, curriculum, and collaboration with campus partners. We serve as the academic home for exploring students—those exploring majors, professional paths, or tools for success. This position is responsible for assisting in the coordination of the Milestone Advising Program, a campus-wide advising program administered through the Academic Advising Center. This individual develops and implements programming related to the Mandatory Advising Program, specifically in regard to creating and marketing educational events for campus advisors and students. This individual also assists in assessment of the program, and using data to inform advising and program coordination. This position requires collaboration with advising staff within the Academic Advising Center, as well as with campus wide advising partners. Like all members of the Academic Advising Center team, this position will assist the university in promoting a climate of respect and equity that cultivates and sustains transformative spaces of possibility where people feel safe, valued, welcomed, and respects all students in their quest for individual success through degree programs, certificates, majors, etc. Learn more about the Academic Advising Center at The annual report is available at
Questions about the position should be directed to Beth Howard at
· Health, dental, and wellness coverage
· Automatic and immediately vested 14.2% employer contribution to personal retirement account (401a)
· Free public transportation pass (Utah Transit Authority)
· Paid leave time
·Tuition reduction for employee and family members · … and more:


· Assist in the direction and delivery of the Milestone Advising Program, with emphasis on expansion of outreach to exploratory/discovery students.
· Partner with newly formed Undergraduate Studies data analytics team to expand metrics used to evaluate program impact on student success, retention, and completion.
· Work with AAC partners to develop technology, communications, and strategies associated with proactive advising services for exploratory students.
· Co-chair campus-wide committee to develop programming for students related to the Milestone Advising Program.
· Meets with students from diverse backgrounds to provide information and guidance on academic-related issues, such as major exploration, graduation requirements and exceptions, course planning and registration, transfer credit evaluation and policies and procedures
· Develop and coordinate marketing materials for the Milestone Advising Program.
· Collaborate with partner programs in Undergraduate Studies offering advising, including (but not limited to) the LEAP program, First Generation Scholars, UCAC, and BlockU.
· May lead proactive advising initiatives designed to support academic success of defined student groups.
· Present to students and staff regarding the program and advising in general.
· Actively participate in professional development activities, taking on leadership roles with one year of hiring.
· Other duties as assigned which may include advising special populations, teaching (Master’s degree required), assessment, internal and external committees.
· Some responsibilities may change in the future as office needs evolve.
The current work of the Academic Advising Center’s staff is hybrid, with all staff — including the candidate selected for hire — working on-campus as needed for normal operations, with the opportunity for limited remote work. Some travel may be required. 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 Process

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Institution Information

Information about the University of Utah can be found here:

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
Online reports may be submitted at
For more information:
To inquire about this posting, email: 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.

Contact Information

Please contact Jason Atherton at for more information.


Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience (1 year of education is equivalent to 2 years’ experience). 4 years of direct academic advising, guidance, and counseling 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.
Required Documents
Cover Letter (In your cover letter, please discuss what motivates you to advocate for undergraduate students—especially students exploring majors, pursuing preprofessional programs, or seeking academic support)

Preferred Qualifications

· Master’s degree and direct advising experience in a higher education setting
· Demonstrated commitment to promoting a climate of equity and respect
· Demonstrated proficiency with data analytics platforms and student record systems
· Demonstrated experience as effective team player and collaborator
· Experience with marketing and communications