University of Utah Job Description
Designs, implements, oversees and evaluates advising programs that contribute to the academic advising mission of the institution. Utilizes professional advising and guidance skills to assess diverse needs of students and provide appropriate advice related to academic planning and progress leading to graduation.
Bachelor's degree a related area plus three years experience in academic advising, guidance and counseling or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience); demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required.
Master’s degree and significant supervision and advising experience preferred.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It 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.
This position requires extensive knowledge of University-wide policies and procedures and requirements of multiple academic programs in order to interpret complex policies and effectively communicate the information in an easily understood manner. Incumbents regularly exercise independent judgment when assessing program and student needs and determining appropriate courses of action to address those needs.
The position is distinguished from lower level advising positions in that incumbents have responsibilities for managing staff, preparing and administering budgets and dealing with more complex advising-related issues. Incumbents also possess a full range of professional knowledge and experience, which allows them to work independently with less supervision and review.
Some travel may be required.
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.
250 East 200 South, Suite 125,
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: 801.581.2169 Email: AskHR@utah.edu
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