Academic Advisor Senior
Company: Utah State University
Posted on: September 12, 2023
This position in the Jon M Huntsman School of Business advises
Chinese students in matters such as prerequisites, registration,
general education, major and minor requirements, campus transfer
process, articulation of transfer credit and finding appropriate
mentors with emphasis on helping those students understand and
overcome differences between American and Chinese cultures and
educational systems. This position is responsible for maintaining
student data. Including tracking students' academic records and
monitoring progress. Position may require travel to China on an
as-needed basis to visit students.
+ Assist partner offices and students in China to successfully
complete the required academic program.
+ Assist students and partner offices with tracking and providing
accurate and up-to-date academic information.
+ Maintain, track, and update student academic progress, and
communicate this information to the partner locations in an
accurate and timely manner.
+ Provide team support to the China Programs office and to partner
+ Provide current course and major requirement information to
students, other advisors, and to the partner offices in China.
+ Interface with the Intensive English Language Institute office,
the Office of Global Engagement, the Registrars office, and
University Advising in matters regarding students.
+ Assist students in the transferring process from partner
locations to the Logan campus.
+ Assist the advising staff with on-campus Chinese students when
requested (i.e., translation, questions, and other general
+ Coordinate, review, submit, and/or issue graduation applications
and academic action documents in an accurate and timely manner.
+ Assist in developing and managing the Summer Program,
administrative visits, and other activities including local
transportation of visitors and students.
+ Travel to China Programs partner locations as needed.
+ Participate in assessment activities and implement
+ Other duties as assigned.
+ A bachelors degree is required.
+ Speak and translate Mandarin Chinese in emails, meetings,
conversations, and documents.
+ Fluency in written and oral English and Mandarin.
+ Travel to China as needed.
+ Ability to manage many tasks at the same time.
+ Must be eligible to work in the United States.
+ Must have or be able to obtain a valid passport and Chinese visa
within 90 days.
+ Must have or be able to obtain a valid Utah drivers license
within 90 days.
+ Proficiency in basic computer programs (MS Word, Excel,
+ Demonstrated ability to be sensitive to and understand the needs
of a diverse student population while maintaining a high degree of
confidentiality and discretion.
+ Knowledge of both American and Chinese higher education systems
+ Knowledge of University course schedules, course curriculum and
+ Knowledge of University IT systems including DegreeWorks, SSB,
INB, and other programs.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
+ Ability to understand and act consistently with USU's mission,
strategic directions, and commitment to students.
+ Knowledge of student advising and graduation requirements
specific to academic majors, departments, USU, and to the unique
needs of China Programs students.
+ Be creative in identifying, assessing, and developing improved
methods of advising, or resolving student advising issues.
+ Assist individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds through
effective interpersonal and communication skills, including
communication such as phone, email, and digital communication
+ Work collaboratively in a team environment respectful of a
diverse set of stakeholders.
+ Ability to leverage available information to develop effective
+ Maintain student information confidentiality and abide by all
+ Retain professionalism even in high stress situations.
+ Work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines.
+ Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication
+ Ability to work with minimal supervision.
Along with the online application, please attach:
+ Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the
Candidate Profile under Resume/CV
+ Contact information for three professional references
+ Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your
**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**
Starting at $45,000; commensurate with experience plus excellent
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
The mission of our China program is to provide students with a
rigorous understanding of economic and finance literacy, develop
future leaders in business, and promote global vision by expanding
Utah State Universitys educational opportunities across
international borders. For additional information on the China
Cooperative Academic Programs, visit our webpage at:
We believe that the best leaders dream big, prepare, take risks,
create value, and give back. The Jon M Huntsman School of Business
provides unique learning experiences that develop these
characteristics, preparing students to become leaders who leave the
world better than they found it.
We started as the first business school in the West and have a
proud legacy, but were not done yet. We strive each year to Dare
Mighty Things, to honor the Huntsman name by putting our students
first and developing programs that align with values such as
ethical leadership and entrepreneurial spirit. We see successful
outcomes of this approach in the lives of our students and alumni
every day. We invite you to become a part of our aspirational
Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utahs premier land-grant
and space-grant university, with a strong commitment to excellence,
access, and inclusion. USU serves approximately 27,500 students
throughout the state at three residential campuses, eight statewide
campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online has served students
from all 50 states and 55 countries for over 25 years, and USU
Extension provides outreach and service to all counties in
As a land-grant university, USU engages communities and empowers
people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and
impact. As an R1 research institution, USU provides a high-quality
undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price.
Washington Monthly has consistently ranked USU in the top 10 among
public universities for contribution to social mobility, research,
and public service.
Utah State is committed to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and
inclusive community where different perspectives, values, cultures,
and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to
recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will
champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach,
and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community
and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and
be successful. Learn more about USU.
The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support
careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally,
USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations
for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable
accommodation for a disability, contact the universitys ADA
Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or
About the Region
U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong
economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding
outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state,
including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas,
and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USUs main campus, Logan, is
a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80
miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top
spot in the Milken Institutes 2022 ranking for best-performing
small cities in the nation.
* updated 7/2023
Requisition ID: 2023-6134
Street: 8800 Old Main Hill
Job Classification: Exempt
Percent of Time or Hours per Week: 100%
Name: Economics & Finance
Telework Eligible: No
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