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Academic Advisor

Company: Utah State University
Location: price
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

Summary: Incumbents in the Academic Advisor position advise prospective, current, and former students. Incumbents advise and assist students in the development of academic plans and class schedules. Additionally, incumbents assess academic level, attend to student academic inquiries, assist in the resolution of individual academic problems, and advise on academic program changes. Incumbents also prepare students' graduation applications for Dean approval in DegreeWorks and assist students with semester-by-semester planning in preparation for declaring a major.

Responsibilities

Reporting and Supervisory Responsibilities: The Academic Advisor typically reports to an Associate Dean, Department Head, Advising Manager, or Advising Supervisor. This classification may supervise student employees.

Typical Functions

  • Provides advising services in person, by phone, or by email.
  • Provides accurate information related to curriculum, graduation requirements, and university policies and procedures.
  • Creates semester-by-semester graduation plan in DegreeWorks and monitors students' progress toward their declared major.
  • Provides information and strategies to utilize available campus resources and services.
  • Maintains confidentiality.
  • Assists students in making responsible and informed decisions impacting academic progress.
  • Encourages and guides students as they define and develop realistic goals.
  • Assists students to understand the purpose of higher education and the impact on life goals.
  • Discusses the benefits of building a learning community, network, and support system among peers, professors, and mentors.
  • Makes appropriate referrals to other University and non-university resources.
  • Maintains records and documentation of advising interactions.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Verbal and written communication skills and effective public speaking skills including ability to communicate with individuals as well as groups.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple demands and changing needs.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Ability to work with students in 1:1 or group advising settings.
  • Ability to learn and maintain current knowledge of complex program requirements, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to work with diverse student backgrounds.
  • Ability to develop and/or deliver programs.
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in a variety of current and emerging technology platforms.
  • Disclaimer: This position description indicates 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 list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the position.

    Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree is required.

    Preferred Qualifications: Two years' experience working in university or college advising officeMaster's degree in advising or related field

    Fundamental Abilities: Within the scope and complexity of each position's responsibilities, each incumbent is expected to possess and demonstrate the following abilities:1. Communicating: Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing. 2. Problem solving: Analyzes information and evaluates results to select the best solution and solve problems. 3. Monitoring: Measures performance of self; makes improvements and takes appropriate corrective action.4. Critical Thinking: Comes to well-reasoned conclusions, solutions, and approaches to problems.5. Team Building: Works to create a team-based environment. Consistently demonstrates cooperative behavior with colleagues, supervisors, and customers.6. Active Listening: Gives full attention when others are speaking; listens to understand, asks questions as appropriate, and does not interrupt.7. Service Orientation: Actively seeks opportunities to help others.8. Conflict Resolution: Acts professionally when encountering customers who, at times, may be frustrated.

    Core Characteristics: As representatives of Utah State University and primary contributors to its mission, all employees are expected to demonstrate the following characteristics:1. Take initiative.2. Maintain confidentiality.3. Be accountable.4. Behave ethically.5. Be honest and trustworthy.6. Demonstrate a strong work ethic.7. Be inquisitive.8. Be detail oriented.9. Be self-motivated.10. Efficiently manage multiple tasks.11. Be a team player.12. Be committed to improving USU.

    Required Documents

    Along with the online application, please attach:

    1. Resume (to be uploaded during the application process)

    2. Cover Letter (to be typed/pasted at the end of the application process)

    **Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

    Advertised Salary Commensurate with education and experience plus excellent benefits ADA

    Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

    University Highlights

    Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utahs land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah States statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 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.

    Notice of Non-discrimination

    In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

    The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USUs non-discrimination policies:

    Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

    Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

    For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit or contact:

    U.S. Department of Education Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

    U.S. Department of Education , Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov

    USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.

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