Job Positions

Academic Advisor

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10


Kinesiology and Health Science


Utah State University

Date Posted:

May 16 2022 7:44AM

Close Date:

May 30 2022

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. This position will be physically located at the USU Main Campus in Logan, Utah. Review of applications will begin around end of May. The anticipated start date is to be determined, but will likely be beginning of July or August, depending on the availability of the selected candidate.


1.Provides advising services in person, by zoom, 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 Degree Works and monitors students’ progress toward their declared major.
4. Provides information and strategies to utilize available campus resources and services. Assists students in making responsible and informed decisions impacting academic progress.
5. Encourages and guides students as they define and develop realistic goals.
6. Assists students to understand the purpose of higher education and the impact on life goals.
7. Discusses the benefits of building a learning community, network, and support system among peers, professors, and mentors.
8. Makes appropriate referrals to other University and non-university resources.
9. Maintains records and documentation of advising interactions.
10. Maintains confidentiality. Master institutional policies & procedures and laws regarding access to student records and other sensitive institutional information.
11. Assist with student recruitment, campus events and summer student orientations as needed.
12. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
13. After one year in the position, the assigned majors/emphases and/or additional duties/projects may be subject to change. DISCLAIMER: 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

Apply at CLOSED
Required Documents
Along with the online application, please attach: Resume to be uploaded to the candidate profile 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

College/Department Highlights
The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services is home to eight departments and is committed to providing the best learning opportunities and educational research in the state of Utah. Our programs are strengthened by an on-campus elementary laboratory school and five stand-alone centers, including the Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence. The college offers clinical services to the community across the human lifespan and provide students with real-world service and research opportunities. University Highlights Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years. USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employees 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU. 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. 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. USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at USU Land Acknowledgment Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah. 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 Matthew Pinner,, 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,

Additional Information

Advertised Salary $35,600 to $40,600 based on experience, plus excellent benefits
ADA 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

Minimum Qualificiations:
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university

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

Preferred Qualifications

1. Bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, health science or recreation.
2. Master degree preferred.
3. One or more years of experience in academic advising, counseling, teaching, or student services related areas such as admissions, recruitment, orientation, financial aid, registrar, retention, diversity/inclusion, etc.
4. Understanding of or experience in using some academic and office software platforms, such as Ellucian Degree Works, Ellucian Banner, Appointment Manager programs, Argos, and/or Inspire – Civitas Learning.
5. Knowledge of USU academic programs, general education requirements, graduation requirements, student services, and/or campus resources.