Job Positions

Integrated Studies Academic Advisor Coordinator

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10

Department:

University & Exploratory Advising

Institution:

Utah State University

Date Posted:

Mar 26 2020 10:00PM

Close Date:

May 26 2020
 

Position Description

Requisition ID: 2020-2567
# of Openings: 1
Category (Portal Searching): Student Programs & Services
Position Type: Benefited Full-Time
City: Logan
Job Classification: Exempt
College: Provost
Department: University & Exploratory Advising
Advertised Salary: Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Overview
The Office of University Advising seeks an experienced academic advisor to work as the Academic Advisor Coordinator for the Integrated Studies degree in a student-centered office environment. The individual will provide academic advising to students and advising programming to assist students in meeting their academic and career goals using the Appreciative Advising framework.

Duties

Responsibilities Advising
(70%)
1. Provide accurate information related to curriculum, graduation requirements and university policies and procedures by meeting in person, by phone or communicate by email.
2. Create semester-by-semester plans in DegreeWorks and monitor student progress toward their declared major.
3. Provide information and strategies to utilize available campus resources and services.
4. Assist students in making responsible and informed decisions impacting academic progress.
5. Encourage and guide students as they define and develop realistic goals.
6. Assist students in understanding the purpose of higher education and the impact on life goals.
7. Discuss the benefits of building a learning community, network and support system among peers, professors, and mentors.
8. Make appropriate referrals to other university and non-university resources.
9. Maintain records and documentation of advising interactions and confidentiality.

Coordinator (25%)
10. Develop, perform and assess appropriate developmental advising programs for engaging students and monitoring student progress toward academic and career goals.
11. Collect and distribute relevant data regarding student needs, preferences and performance for use in departmental and institutional decisions.
12. Work with department administrators to develop programming to impact student success, including develop programming to connect at-risk students with appropriate resources to facilitate student success.
13. Partner with Career Services on the content and delivery of Integrated Studies courses.

Service (5%)
14. Serve on committees related to academic advising.
15. Engage in professional development experiences to improve advising practices.
16. Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Application Process

Required Documents Along with the online application, please attach:
1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the candidate profile under “Resume/CV”.
2. Names and contact information for at least three professional references to be provided at the beginning of your application in the candidate profile.
3. Cover Letter should be typed/pasted at the end of the application process.
The system will provide a text box titled, "Cover Letter" in which the applicant will be directed to paste or type the document. **Document size may not exceed 10 MB.** To apply: https://careers-usu.icims.com/jobs/2567/integrated-studies-academic-advisor-coordinator/job

Institution Information

University Highlights 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 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 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 165 undergraduate majors, 138 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.

Additional Information

USU recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the university’s academic mission of learning, discovery, and engagement. USU is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any of its programs and activities based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy or local, state, or federal law (https://equity.usu.edu/non-discrimination).

Contact Information

Human Resources

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Bachelor’s degree in human development, psychology, counseling, human resources, sociology, or other related field plus two years of advising or student services related experience.
2. Ability to be sensitive to and understand the needs of a diverse student population.
3. Ability to communicate well verbally and in writing.
4. Ability to work well under pressure.
5. Ability to work on one’s own with little supervision as well as work in a team setting.
6. Ability to utilize technology in advising including system of record, degree planning, and analytics tools.
7. An understanding of developmental educational processes.
8. Have an attitude of service.
9. A desire to strive for continuous improvement.
10. Creativity in providing additional alternatives in the delivery of advising to students.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Master’s degree in advising, counseling, higher-education, or related field.
2. Broad knowledge of USU academic programs, general education requirements, graduation requirements, and student services.
3. Experience working with individuals in mentoring capacity.
4. Knowledge of advising theory.