Job Positions

Academic Advisor

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10


Kinesiology & Health Science


Utah State University

Date Posted:

Jun 3 2021 12:03PM

Close Date:

Jun 22 2021

Position Description

The Kinesiology and Health Science Department (KAHS) at Utah State University is seeking to hire a qualified and motivated individual to provide academic advising to undergraduate students for majors, minors and students exploring degrees and emphases in the department. The advisor will help build a positive culture around the academic programs, including engagement through campus activities and professional development opportunities. The advisor in this 12-month, full-time position can expect to spend about 85% of their time advising students, the other 15% involves department and staff meetings, professional development, service to the advising system on campus, and may include some miscellaneous responsibilities. Applications will be reviewed June 22nd. The anticipated start date is August 3, 2021. This is not a temporary position.  We are looking for someone who is very interested in continued employment.


1) Provides advising services in person, by phone, or by email.
2) Provides accurate information related to curriculum, graduation requirements, and university policies and procedures.
3) Creates semester-by-semester graduation plan in DegreeWorks and monitors students’ progress toward their declared major.
4) Provides information and strategies to utilize available campus resources and services.
5) Maintains confidentiality.
6) Assists students in making responsible and informed decisions impacting academic progress.
7) Encourages and guides students as they define and develop realistic goals.
8) Assists students to understand the purpose of higher education and the impact on life goals.
9) Discusses the benefits of building a learning community, network, and support system among peers, professors, and mentors.
10) Makes appropriate referrals to other University and non-university resources.
11) Maintains records and documentation of advising interactions.
12) Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Application Process

Along with the online application, please attach: 1. Resume to be uploaded to the candidate profile 2. Cover letter to be typed/pasted in a text box at the end of your application **Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Institution Information

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.  A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good. The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region. Notice of Non-discrimination In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law. The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:  Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac,, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266 Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw,, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266. For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit, or contact: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.

Additional Information

Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

Contact Information

Raquel Friddle -


Required Qualifications

1) A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, preferably in kinesiology, human development, psychology, counseling, human resources, sociology or related field.
2) Verbal and written communication skills and effective public speaking skills including the ability to communicate with individuals as well as groups.
3) Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple demands and changing needs.
4) Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
5) Ability to work with students in 1:1 or group advising settings.
6) Ability to learn and maintain current knowledge of complex program requirements, policies, and procedures. 7) Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality, sensitivity, and discretion and abide by all the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
8) Proficient in Microsoft Office programs.
9) Ability to work with diverse student backgrounds.
10) Ability to develop and/or deliver programs.
11) Knowledge of and proficiency in a variety of current and emerging technology platforms.

Preferred Qualifications

1) Master degree preferred
2) One or more years of experience in academic advising, counseling, teaching or student services related area.
3) Broad knowledge of USU academic programs, general education requirements, graduation requirements and student services.
4) Understanding of some academic and office software platforms, includ
ing DegreeWorks, Banner (INB/SSB), Appointment Manager, and/or Inspire – Civitas Learning.