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Academic Advisor

Company: Utah State University
Location: Logan
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Academic Advisor
Requisition ID: 2022-5026
# of Openings: 1
Location: US-UT-Logan
Category: Student Programs & Services
Position Type: Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification: Exempt
College: College of Engineering
Department: Dean-Engineering
Advertised Salary: Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits

The College of Engineering Advising Center (COE) is seeking to hire an academic advisor to assist students in the development of academic plans and class schedules as well as assess academic level, attend to student academic inquiries, assist in the resolution of individual academic problems, and advise on academic program changes. The advisor also prepares students' graduation applications for the Dean's approval and assists students in semester-by-semester planning in preparation for declaring a major.

The Academic Advisor reports to the Associate Dean. This classification may supervise student employees.

Advising (90%)

  • Provide advising services in person, by phone, or by email.
  • Provide accurate information related to curriculum, graduation requirements and university policies and procedures.
  • Maintain and update student files and track student progress toward stated major, graduation and other educational goals utilizing electronic systems.
  • Utilizing software such as DegreeWorks, Argos, Banner and Microsoft Office Suite for student advising.
  • Provide information and strategies to utilize available campus resources and services.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Assist students in making responsible and informed decisions impacting academic progress.
  • Encourage and guide students as they define and develop realistic goals.
  • Help students to understand the expected standards of achievement and likelihood of success in areas of study as well as provide them information about alternatives, limitations and possible consequences of academic decisions.
  • Identify academically at-risk students and connect those students with appropriate resources to facilitate student success.
  • Maintain records and documentation of advising interactions.
  • Learn and stay current on the academic policies and rules of the departments in the college of engineering and the courses required outside of the College of Engineering
  • Assist in other advising areas as needed.
    Operational Duties (10%)
    • Attend and participate in all training meetings and conferences for advisors and student service personnel as scheduled.
    • Assist in administrative tasks such as helping to host COE activities (Orientation, graduation, etc.).

      Minimum Qualification:
      • Bachelors degree from an accredited university is required.
        Preferred Qualifications:
        • Broad knowledge of USUs academic programs, general education requirements, graduation requirements and student services.
        • Positive experience advising students at a university or in student services.
        • Understanding and experience with engineering or science curricula and careers.
        • Masters degree in a related field.
          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 stay current of complex program requirements, policies and procedures.
          • Ability to work with diverse student backgrounds.
          • Knowledge of and proficiency in a variety of current and emerging technology platforms.
          • The advisor is expected to possess and demonstrate the following abilities:
            • Communicating: Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing.
            • Problem solving: Analyzes information and evaluates results to select the best solution and solve problems.
            • Monitoring: Measures performance of self; makes improvements and takes appropriate corrective action.
            • Critical Thinking: Comes to well-reasoned conclusions, solutions, and approaches to problems.
            • Team Building: Works to create a team-based environment. Consistently demonstrates cooperative behavior with colleagues, supervisors, and customers.
            • Active Listening: Gives full attention when others are speaking; listens to understand, asks questions as appropriate, and does not interrupt.
            • Service Orientation: Actively seeks opportunities to help others.
            • Conflict Resolution: Acts professionally when encountering customers who, at times, may be frustrated.

              Required Documents
              Applicants are asked to submit the following,
              • A detailed resume that includes the a) name of any post high school degrees, grade-point average, and the institution where the degree was earned.
              • A cover letter that includes descriptions of the applicants experiences and accomplishments that demonstrate their proficiency in the fundamental abilities, knowledge and skills as listed. The cover letter should also address any experience or accomplishments that demonstrate the preferred qualifications.
              • A list of at least 3 professional references is required.

                Advertised Salary
                Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits

                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 Utahs land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 "very high research activity" by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.

                USUs statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employees 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 masters and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.

                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.

                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.

                USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the universitys ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.

                USU Land Acknowledgment

                Please visit our website to learn about Utah States land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.

                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 Matthew Pinner, discrimination@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 https://equity.usu.edu/, 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

                • updated 04/18/2022

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