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Advisor, Student Governance, SLI (PRN27834B)

University of Utah
Utah, United States
$42,000.00 - $48,000.00
Posted date
Sep 29, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Student Governance Advisor serves as an integral part of the professional staff within Student Leadership & Involvement, working directly with Associated Students of the University of Utah (ASUU).  They serve as a professional advisor who is responsible for advising, managing and maintaining the day-to-day operations of the ASUU legislative branch, judicial branch and Elections Board. They work collaboratively with both elected and appointed ASUU student leaders. The ASUU Office is a very fun and fast paced environment with students, staff and community members having various needs from the eight full-time employees, two part-time Graduate Assistants, and over 100 student leaders. 

The Student Governance Advisor works with the ASUU Assembly and the ASUU Senate to consider how to write and pass student government legislation. This legislation can have multiple purposes, including the funding Recognized Student Organizations (through Assembly), funding of College Student Council initiatives (through Senate), and the passing of Joint Legislation through both Assembly and Senate (which tends to be funding for large scale initiatives or student advocacy initiatives). This role also advises ASUU Elections and the Judicial Branch (ASUU Supreme Court). 


  • The role will report to the Director of Student Leadership & Involvement.
  • The role works on campus (in-person) but is eligible for one remote work day per week. The role is also approved for remote work during times of surge telework. 
  • In addition to general University benefits, this role may also be eligible to receive fun perks such as tickets to University Athletic Events (Football, and more).

University of Utah Job ID# PRN27834B 01699 - STUDENT LEADERSHIP & INVOLVE

COMPENSATION:             $42,000-$48,000

WORK SCHEDULE:           40 hours/week; Monday-Friday, with some evenings and weekends required on occasion.



  1. Advises the General Assembly and the Student Senate, which includes providing proper training for students to be knowledgeable and effective in their roles, communication with branch leadership to organize bills throughout the entire legislative process.
  2. Serve as the office expert of Redbook, the ASUU Constitution and Bylaws, to inform student leadership and professional staff of possible violations and changes, in collaboration with the elected Attorney General.
  3. Advises the Elections Board to help students strategize, implement, and evaluate all initiatives, public relations, and communications regarding ASUU’s elections process to students, faculty, staff, and University administrators.
  4. Work to assure leadership development of University of Utah students, including direct advisees, participants of Student Leadership & Involvement student programs, and campus community at large through advising, presentations and mentorship.
  5. Assists in the advisement of the Judicial Branch, with assistance from General Counsel, including the Supreme Court and Attorney General and their activities.
  6. Attends meetings of the Legislative and Judicial Branch to assure proper decorum and effective operations and record keeping of ASUU bills and hearings. 
  7. Serve as an advisor for and ex officio member of ASUU internal committees, including but not limited to the subcommittees, rules, and joint committees.
  8. Work with the student leadership to host trainings for the various positions at the beginning of their term, as new members are appointed and as needed.
  9. May supervise one graduate assistant for Legislative Branch support (depending on the year).
  10. May assist general students in understanding the rules and procedures of ASUU.
  11. Stays abreast of legislative action by the Faculty Senate, Board of Trustees, and Board of Regents impacting the program and makes recommendations for improvement and compliance.
  12. Coordinate reports as necessary regarding the communications efforts and functions of ASUU legislative action. 
  13. May be required to provide office support, assist students and customer service opportunities, assist in the revision and implementation of policies and procedures, and to participate as staff representation on existing university committees. 
  14. Other duties as assigned. 

This job description 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.

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.



Bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalency (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education). 
Four to six years of progressively more responsible management experience. Background knowledge of hiring department’s area of specialization in order to analyze, plan and draw conclusions for recommendations to superiors. Demonstrated leadership skills in planning and directing employees and processes in order to effectively monitor and develop subordinates and to ensure the smooth operation of department. Master’s degree in a related area may be preferred. 
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.



Master’s degree in a Student Affairs and/or Higher Education preferred (preference that Master’s degree is completed no later than May 2022). Experience working with students in a higher education setting. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills required as well as a desire to work in a team setting.  Ability to work effectively and efficiently with a variety of constituencies including students, campus partners, and faculty/staff is preferred.  Candidates should feel comfortable prioritizing and managing several tasks concurrently in a fast paced environment.  Knowledge of Robert’s Rules of Order and/or student government procedures in order to analyze, plan and draw conclusions for recommendations to students and colleagues are a plus. 




The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), for further information or to request an accommodation. The University of Utah is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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