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Academic Advisor I

Weber State University
Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Sep 2, 2021

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services
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Full Time
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Academic Advisor I

Requisition Number: S00878P: Dean of Arts and Humanities Office
Position Category: Staff
Campus Location: Weber State University - Ogden, UT
Hours Per Week: 40
Months Per Year: 12
Alternate Work Schedule:
Pay Grade: E31
Hourly Pay Rate:
FLSA: Exempt

Job Summary/Basic Function:
Individual will provide academic advisement to students majoring within the Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities. Academic advising includes assisting students with admissions processes, providing information on financial aid options, advise on academic program requirements (including General Education requirements), university, college and departmental policies and procedures and academic career planning. The Academic Advisor will help students resolve challenges regarding enrollment, retention, persistence to graduation and refer students to other WSU support services to help them achieve their academic and career goals. This individual will assist in various student recruitment and orientation events at the university, college and departmental level, and is expected to work closely with the Arts & Humanities Career Counselor and assist other members of the advising team and dean's office staff as assigned. The Advisor is expected to participate in the University Academic Advising Council and may be asked to serve on various university, college and departmental committees.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree
One year full-time college employment experience, preferably in enrollment services (academic advisement, registration, admissions or financial aid), student services or the equivalent.
Experience and proficiency with computer applications including word processing, email, Internet, and spreadsheets.

Preferred Qualifications:
We actively encourage applicants who can contribute to the diversity and inclusivity mission of Weber and with a commitment to mentoring students from under-represented demographics.Seeking applicants with the following knowledge, skills and abilities: Strong verbal and written communication, listening, record keeping, and information management. Ability to retain knowledge concerning university, college and department policies, think critically, and make appropriate judgment calls pertaining to the application and communication of university and department policies. Career and/or internship advising experience. Fluency in Spanish. Ability to become a skilled user of Banner and other technological tools upon which WSU relies. Customer-service oriented, due to the importance of positive first impressions and positive subsequent contacts with diverse internal and external constituents. Ability and willingness to work with colleagues and supervisor to build a work schedule that complements the work schedules of peers to assure that sufficient advising coverage is available; occasional evening and weekend work may be required.

Background Check? Yes

Benefits Summary:
WSU offers a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, long-term disability, life insurance, retirement, a wellness program with release time and paid incentives, tuition benefits, free tickets to athletic and performing arts events, and paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave.

Job Open Date: 08/30/2021
Review Date: 09/13/2021
Job Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Notes to Applicant:
The annual salary range for this position is $36,000- $38,000 depending on candidate qualifications. The position comes with a generous benefits package. Some remote work may be possible. To apply, please complete the online application and attach a cover letter, current resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references. A philosophy statement can be included as an optional document. Screening of applications will begin September 13, 2021. Position will remain open until filled. Criminal background check required as a condition of employment.
Physical Activity of this position: Expressing or exchanging ideas. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important instructions to other workers accurately or quickly. , Ability to receive detailed information with or without assistance.

Physical Requirements of this position: Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or consistently to move objects, including the human body. Sitting most of the time. Walking and standing only occasionally if ever.

Visual Acuity Requirements including color, depth perception and field of vision: Required to perform activities such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; using a computer terminal; extensive reading.

The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position: None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

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