Utah State University

Academic Advisor

City Price Campus
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(9/1/2020 3:55 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Student Programs & Services
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Aviation & Technical Education
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Assist and promote the degrees and programs within the Aviation & Technical Education department at Utah State University – with specific focus upon technical education programs at USU Eastern. The position will be coordinated through the College of Agriculture and Applied Science’s Student Services Center and will work closely with the faculty within the AVTE department to recruit and advise students.


The advisor will be part of the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences Student Services team, with the direct supervisor being the Associate Department Head at USU Eastern.


Provide academic advisement; inform students of program requirements; make referrals when appropriate; complete forms; demonstrate proficiency in Banner (SSB), DegreeWorks, Argos, and other systems used within student services; maintain confidentiality; keep student records; participate in ongoing department and university training; coordinate degree/program materials; complete tasks/projects as assigned.


The focus will be on the career and technical education program and will work closely with advisors with TE programs at the Price, Moab, and Blanding Campuses. These programs will also articulate into stackable, and online degree programs, such as General Technology AAS, and Technology Systems BS programs.

Perform other duties as assigned related to student services. 


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 maintain current knowledge of complex program requirements, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to work with diverse student backgrounds.
  • Ability to develop and/or deliver programs.
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in a variety of current and emerging technology platforms.



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Good analytical, writing and communication skills
  • Ability to pay attention to detail while completing repetitive tasks
  • Ability to manage time effectively
  • Some travel required (occasional overnight)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in post-secondary education environment
  • Prior experience with student recruitment
  • Experience with Banner system
  • Knowledge of USU policies and procedures
  • Strong electronic media development skills

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Resume to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile

2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted in a text box at the end of the application


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

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.

College/Department Highlights

Department/College Highlights USU Eastern provides the best of both worlds—the feel and personalized attention of a community college, with the educational opportunities and resources of a university. USU Eastern is able to provide personal or professional development training as well as associate, bachelor’s, master's, and doctorate degrees. USU Eastern is committed to supporting our students and members of our community through quality education and an enjoyable campus experience.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


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.


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 USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@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 visithttps://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


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.


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