Job Positions

Academic Advisor I/S01122P

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10


Goddard School of Business & Economics


Weber State University

Date Posted:

May 11 2022 10:58AM

Close Date:

May 30 2022

Position Description

The John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics provides quality education for career-oriented students. Degree programs may be found in the WSU catalog. The Academic Advisor provides a vital link for entering freshmen, declared majors, transfer, and returning students at the undergraduate level within the Goddard School. This position provides academic advising services, maintains student records, and delivers accurate information and advice to students about all majors, minors, course options, study abroad, and transfer credit within the Goddard School of Business & Economics (GBSE).


Responsibilities of an Academic Advisor I include but are not limited to:
Advising students about General Education, and University graduation requirements which include utilizing student placement scores and academic records regarding appropriate courses
Serving as an initial point of contact for students interested in GSBE programs
Advising current and prospective students on academic program planning for one or more majors and/or minors in GSBE. This advisement mostly occurs via in-person or virtual through individual appointments or drop-in hours but could include but not be limited to group advising, email, presentations, etc.
Evaluating records of students seeking admission into GSBE programs which includes administering BSAD 2899 & ECON 2899
Understanding and following all processes and procedures within GSBE & the Goddard School Advising Center.
Making presentations to students, staff, and faculty regarding the GSBE curriculum, processes, and procedures.
Maintaining skills and knowledge needed to complete their responsibilities successfully which include but are not limited to:
active membership in National Academic Advising Association (NACADA), Utah Advising Associations (UAA), UAAC (University Academic Advisory Council), training available from Weber State University (WSU) and/or GSBE, other professional development opportunities as deemed appropriate by the department, etc. Participate in recruitment efforts at both a University and GSBE level which include but are not limited to: Weber Welcome, Purple Carpet, Lunch with Leaders, outreach to newly admitted students, etc. Participate in retention efforts which include but are not limited to Starfish (flags, Semester to Semester, etc), Bounce Back program, outreach to students that have withdrawn, etc.

Administrative duties such as but are not limited to:
up-dating Grad Maps, Planning Guide Flyers, and catalog copy on a yearly basis, processing exceptions in CatTracks, processing student program of study changes, creation of Financial Aid Plans, transfer of credit appeals, assisting with articulation agreements as requested, etc. Serving on University-wide and GSBE committees as appropriate (e.g. UAAC, GSBE Faculty-Staff-Advising Collaboration, GSBE Curriculum, Retention, NSO, etc.)

Application Process

Complete the application found on Weber State University's webpage You will be required to upload a cover letter, resume, advising philosophy, and transcripts are optional. The top 3-5 candidates will be brought to campus for in-person interviews and a background check is required at the time of conditional offer.

Institution Information

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Additional Information

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Contact Information

Karen Hicks


Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree
One year of full-time college employment preferably in enrollment services (academic advising, registration, admissions, or financial aid), student services, or the equivalent. Computer skills which include word processing, spreadsheets, and database applications.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related area Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. The ability to work with diverse personalities and backgrounds. The ability to work collegially with Goddard School academic departments, WSU academic advisors, and other people (WSU and external) is related to the position. The ability to be empathetic to student situations while maintaining academic integrity and adherence to accreditation requirements. The ability to retain knowledge concerning university and department policies, think critically, and make appropriate judgment calls pertaining to the application and communication of university and department policies. The demonstrated ability and willingness to work with computer-related applications used in enrollment services. The ability and willingness to become a skilled user of SCT Banner, CatTracks, and other technological tools upon which the University community will increasingly rely.