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Sr. Academic Advisor

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10


College of Nursing


University of Utah

Date Posted:

Jan 20 2022 11:29AM

Close Date:

Mar 20 2022

Position Description

Advises a diverse population of pre-nursing students for the College of Nursing, regarding their academic planning and progress. Utilizes professional advising and guidance skills in the implementation, oversight, and evaluation of the advising program for undergraduate pre-nursing students. Interprets and explains university academic policy and procedure to assist students in making decisions concerning personal educational goals leading to admission to the College of Nursing pre-licensure program. Manages all aspects of the Nursing Early Assurance Program, including recruiting, onboarding, advising, and planning activities for the cohorts.


1. Meets with students to provide information and guidance on academic-related issues, such as graduation requirements and exceptions, major exploration, course planning and registration, transfer credit evaluation/substitution or advanced degree requirements.
2. Facilitates students’ academic progress by evaluating their needs and developing appropriate educational plans. Makes referrals for students who need assistance with overcoming learning obstacles, specialized tutoring, extended or intensive assistance with career decisions or similar needs.
3. Actively participates in campus-based professional development communities including but not limited to “UAAC or other relevant campus-based organizations.” Duties may include leadership roles, committee chair, etc
4. Uses enterprise-level data analytics and student record technology platforms to monitor student progress and guide proactive student interventions. Participates in the delivery of proactive advising strategies for assigned student populations on the basis of data analytic platforms. Oversees the implementation of intervention strategies based on analysis of metrics derived from data analytics platforms.
5. Proficient in degree tracking software (i.e Degree Audit), record keeping systems (PeopleSoft, Banner) and two additional advising related technologies (Civitas, On Base, Student Data Warehouse, CRM software, etc.) 6. Maintains students’ academic files that include a record of the advising activity that takes place during each visit.
7. Develops and presents education programs designed to supplement or enhance academic preparedness.
8. Collects and disseminates information to students, faculty and departments about changes in major requirements or University policies and adjusts advising strategies as appropriate.
9. Coordinates and/or participates in the advising-related portion of new/transfer student and parent orientation sessions.
10. Serves on University committees and makes recommendations that affect curriculum requirements, advising processes and program development and published materials.
11. Coordinates data compilation, statistical reports and correspondence, depending upon the area of assignment.
12. Participates in local and national professional associations by serving on planning committees and presenting at conferences and seminars.
13. Significantly contributes to selection and training of new advising staff.
14. May chair search committees for new hires in department, including both staff and faculty roles.
15. May oversee and/or facilitate new programming communities for students with in their area, including but not limited to activities such as overseeing a mentoring program, student organizations, etc.
16. May mentor academic advisors and participate in hiring, training and evaluating those employees.
17. May represent department or area at campus-wide meetings and initiatives.
18. The position is distinguished from lower level advising positions in that incumbents have responsibilities for program oversight, preparing and administering budgets and dealing with more complex advising-related issues.
19. Other duties as assigned.

Application Process

*In your application, please submit a statement concisely describing your Advising Philosophy in the “Applicant Documents – Other” option when submitting your Resume and Cover Letter. Thank you.

Institution Information

Director/ Title IX Coordinator Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA) 135 Park Building Salt Lake City, UT 84112 801-581-8365 Online reports may be submitted at For more information: To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300.

Additional Information

Benefited Staff

Contact Information

Mike Brammer


Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related area plus three years experience in teaching and/or advisement; or a related Master’s Degree and one year experience in teaching and/or advisement; or any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required. Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in Academic Advising; Experience in student advising program management; Experience in advising underrepresented college students.