Job Positions

Academic Advisor/S091P

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10


Retention and Student Success


Westminster College

Date Posted:

Oct 18 2021 5:44PM

Close Date:

Nov 19 2021

Position Description

The primary responsibility of this role is to serve as an academic advisor for students as part of the academic advising team. This role also manages some student retention programs and supports campus-wide efforts to increase student retention and graduation.


Academic Advising & Student Support Description:
Counsel and advise students, individually or in groups, to increase their university knowledge, engage in identity work, improve decision-making abilities, and strengthen their connections to the campus community. Guide students through problem-solving on a wide variety of concerns, ranging from registration to personal and life issues, and refers them to resources for academic development and personal support. Inform students about available resources and options for university engagement; collaborate with relevant offices and promote participation in such co-curricular activities as studying abroad, community engagement, leadership development, research, and internships.

Sophomore Programming Description:
Manage campus-wide program for sophomores, which includes: amplifying existing campus programming related to sense of belonging and academic identity; identifying faculty and staff collaborators; hiring student “champions”; assessing progress.

Peer Mentors Description:
Manage peer mentor programs for existing students, including but not limited to peer mentoring for executive function and Griffin Guide peer mentors. Provide training and oversight for students involved, including learning goals for the mentors as well as the mentees.

Diversity and Inclusion Description:
Promote an Inclusive Westminster through demonstration of the commitments included in the Westminster College Diversity Statement. Participate in developmental activities to increase understanding and awareness of issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion both individually and as related to my field of work, profession or discipline.

Additional Responsibilities:
Other Duties as Assigned

Application Process

Applicants are required to apply online at During the application process, candidates will be asked to upload both a professional resume and cover letter. The application includes a set of three supplemental questions that must be answered in order for the application to be considered for review.

Institution Information

Westminster is a private, non-profit, accredited, and comprehensive liberal arts college in Salt Lake City, Utah. Students experience the liberal arts blended with professional programs in an atmosphere dedicated to civic engagement. With the goal of guiding its graduates to a life with purpose, Westminster provides life-changing learning experiences for both undergraduate and graduate students. Faculty focus on teaching, learning and developing distinctive, innovative programs, while students thrive on Westminster's urban Sugar House campus within minutes of the Rocky Mountains.

Additional Information

Application review will begin on Monday, November 8th, 2021.

Contact Information

Inquiries should be addressed to: Ryan Braeger Committee Chair


Required Qualifications

- Bachelor’s degree and at least three years’ relevant experience.
- Possess analytical ability to perform conflict resolution and academic advisement.
- Produce, interpret, and present data to inform evidence-based advising practices, programing, resources, and methods.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Must be able to lead, communicate, relate and/or interact effectively with others in difficult situations.
- The ability to explain complex information, including curriculum and university policies.
- Able to work collaboratively with students, staff, faculty, parents, and College administrators.
- Ability to independently prioritize work tasks.
- Ability to work collaboratively on a team.

Preferred Qualifications

- Previous work experience in a higher education context, preferably in career or academic advising.
- Fluency in Spanish.
- Master’s degree in advising, higher education, or similar.