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Coordinator for Advisor Education and Development

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10


Academic Advising Center


University of Utah

Date Posted:

Apr 20 2021 4:42PM

Close Date:

May 5 2021

Position Description

This position will coordinate academic advisor training, education, and professional development at the University of Utah. This position is responsible for initiatives that offer engagement and collaboration with the greater academic advising community to produce an environment that supports student success. This individual will develop and implement training, education, and professional development initiatives for new and continuing academic advisors within the Academic Advising Center and the campus-wide advising community. This position also advises a diverse population of students in regard to their academic planning and progress by utilizing professional advising and guidance skills. This individual must have considerable experience with academic advising for undergraduate students, understanding of technology tools that would translate to the academic advising environment, and well-developed written and spoken skills for large group presentations. 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.


• Develops, plans, implements, and evaluates initiatives to meet the training and development needs of university staff and faculty engaged in academic advising.
• Provides updates and solicits feedback from the University Academic Advising Community (UAAC) Executive Committee, either as a liaison or an executive board member.
• Coordinates In-Service presentations and other advisor trainings in collaboration with campus partners.
• Responsible for new advisor onboarding/training for the Academic Advising Center (AAC); contributes to the onboarding/training of new members of the campus-wide advising community.
• Responsible for administrative duties related to new advisor onboarding.
• Maintains and updates Academic Advising Wiki page.
• Assists with creating, maintaining, and enhancing advisor training in a Learning Management System (Canvas).
• Develops and prepares advising materials such as Storyline modules, PowerPoint slides, videos, etc. for advisor training purposes.
• Maintains a small advising case-load commensurate with their other responsibilities.
• Participates in the development, delivery, and analysis of assessment instruments for program evaluation and training.
• Represents advising interests and concerns on various University committees as needed.
• Participates in local and national professional associations through facilitation of presentations and serving on committees as needed. 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

Institution Information

he University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), email: The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules. This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Additional Information

In your cover letter, please address how your experience has prepared you to develop, plan, and implement training and professional development opportunities for academic advisors.

Contact Information

Beth Howard:


Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree a related area plus three years experience in academic advising, guidance and counseling or equivalency; demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required. Master’s degree and significant supervision and advising experience preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree