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Academic Program Manager PRN24774B

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10


Academic Advising Center


University of Utah

Date Posted:

Nov 24 2020 10:41AM

Close Date:

Jan 24 2021

Position Description

This position is responsible for the direction of the University-wide Milestone Mandatory Advising Program. The person holding this position will coordinate training, assessment and delivery of required advising at key milestones. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of working collaboratively across academic units, of developing and assessing inclusive academic advising initiatives, an understanding of technologies used in the academic advising environment, and well developed written & spoken skills for large group presentations. This individual is part of the Advisory Board of the Academic Advising Center and also may be responsible for supervision of other advisor(s) in the future. We are seeking a manager that can collaborate with advising staff within the Academic Advising Center as well as campus partners to best serve our student populations. In addition to programming and coordination, this individual will advise students from diverse backgrounds in areas such as academic standards, major exploration, degree completion, new freshmen and transfer students, policies and procedures and general education. While the current work of the Academic Advising Center’s staff is being done remotely, all staff — including the candidate selected for hire — will resume their duties on-campus when normal operations begin again.


• Set the vision and direction of the Milestone Mandatory Advising Program (MAP) at the University of Utah.
• Lead the MAP Committee in providing culturally competent training to the campus advising community regarding the learning objectives and assessment of mandatory advising.
• Liaise with representatives of the degree-granting colleges and other University organizations on behalf of the Academic Advising Center
• Assess program effectiveness to inform program changes and enhancements
• Train AAC staff on advising best practices
• Serve on the AAC Advisory Board, providing insights and feedback to Leadership on the direction of AAC
• Prepare and manage budget to reach program goals
• Advise undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds in areas including academic standards, major exploration and decision making, degree completion, new freshmen and transfer students, policies and procedures, general education
• Other duties as assigned which may include advising special populations, class presentations, teaching, assessment, internal and external committees
• May direct and supervise other advisors, including hiring, training, establishing goals and evaluating performance 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.
Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required
Nearly Continuously: Office environment. Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.
Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking. Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Application Process

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Institution Information

Institutional information can be found at:

Additional Information

Cover letter should address applicant’s vision for assessing institution-wide mandatory programs using an equity lens.

Contact Information

S. Beth Howard, Associate Dean University of Utah Academic Advising Center 201 S. 1460 East, Rm. 450 Salt Lake City, UT 84112-9060 (801) 581-8146


Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related area plus three years of experience in budget, grant and program management or equivalency required. Develops and implements program ideas into successful academic and research programs; demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required. Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Preferred Qualifications

Three years experience in academic advising
• Master’s Degree
• Demonstrated experience with campus-wide program assessment
• Supervisory experience
• Program management experience
• Experience with event planning
• Demonstrated experience as effective team player and collaborator
• Demonstrated awareness of the needs of diverse student populations