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Academic Advisor for College of Science, Engineering & Technology

Utah Tech University
Utah, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 19, 2022

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Disabled Student Services, Other Student Affairs
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Full Time
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Advise students interested in pursuing undergraduate degrees in the College of Science, Engineering & Technology (specifically Engineering, Physics, Chemistry & Biochemistry, and Earth & Environmental Sciences), as well as fulfilling general education requirements. Assist students in both pre-requisites as well as major, minor and/or degree of study requirements. This position will be supervised by the Dean of the College and the Director of College Advisement on student success initiatives, academic planning, etc. Information about the college can be found online at .

  • Advise students for undergraduate College of Science, Engineering & Technology (CSET) programs, specifically Engineering, Physics, Chemistry & Biochemistry, and Earth & Environmental Sciences. May be asked to advise for other CSET undergraduate programs as needed.
  • Work with CSET and the Academic Advisement Center to assist students with applications for graduation, process financial aid audits, conduct and prepare degree audit contracts in preparation for graduation.
  • Manage a caseload of CSET students and advise them on general education, undergraduate and post-graduate opportunities.
  • Maintain regular office hours and attend faculty and advisement meetings.
  • Represent advisement in DSU promotional and new student events, including new student orientation and presentations in local high schools.
  • Refer students to other agencies for assistance, such as Financial Aid & Scholarships, Disability Resource Center, TRiO Programs, Booth Wellness Center, Community Outreach programs, etc.
  • Participate in retention initiatives and campaigns under direction of the Academic Advisement Center.
  • Attend professional development opportunities for advisement and the college; serve on various university committees.
  • Assist with the commencement and convocation programs.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field required; Master's degree also preferred.
  • At least two years' advising-related experience required.
  • Familiarity with college admissions guidelines, standards, and procedures, and higher education admissions counseling in general.
  • Proficient computer skills; willingness to learn new systems.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work well with faculty, staff, and students.
  • Strong writing and oral communication skills; ability to exercise critical human relations skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relations with university stakeholders.
  • Background must show ability to positively relate to multicultural students, first generation students, non-traditional students, and students in transition.
Supplemental Information

POSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Full-time professional staff (overtime-exempt) position. Annual salary of $40,000 for Bachelor’s degree-qualified applicants and $43,000 for Master’s degree-qualified applicants. Desired start date of July 2022. Excellent benefits package included that begins on start date; includes medical, dental, vision, employee assistance and wellness programs, life, disability, retirement, undergraduate tuition waivers for employees and eligible dependents, as well as paid holidays in addition to sick and vacation leave accruals. See under 'Benefits Summary' for more details.

ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Application review begins June 6, 2022 . Submit application materials (including resume contents and contact information for three professional references) and upload cover letter electronically. If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office at (435) 652-7520.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Utah Tech University is an open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic institution, committed to exceptional student learning and success that has adopted an instructional approach of 'active learning. active life' and a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We seek faculty and staff committed to creating an active, applied and career-oriented learning environment that is student-centered. Established in 1911 as a community college and in 2013 as a state university, our university is located in picturesque southwestern Utah with its red rocks, desert climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually, and featuring easy access to world-class outdoor recreational opportunities. The nearest metropolitan area is Las Vegas, NV (120 miles), with amenities such as an international airport and professional sporting teams.

Utah Tech University is a fast-growing Utah public institution of higher education, with more than 12,000 students. We offer over 230 programs, including masters, bachelors, associates, certificates, endorsements, minors, and/or emphases. We seek to recruit and retain diverse and ambitious faculty and staff who bring new ideas, possess values and career aspirations aligned with the mission and vision, and are inspired to build a premier open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic university. Utah Tech University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer; the President and employees of the University are fully committed to Affirmative Action and within its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment. Utah Tech 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 the University’s non-discrimination policies:
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.
  • U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, , 303-844-5695.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification.

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