Utah State University

Academic Advisor Senior

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/12/2022 1:56 PM)
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Student Programs & Services
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Benefited Full-Time
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E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
Communicative Disorders & Deaf Educ
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits


The Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education (COMDDE) at Utah State University invites applications for a full-time Academic Advisor Senior position. Primary responsibilities are academic advising, graduate program coordinator, and program data tracking. The Academic Advisor reports to the COMDDE Assistant Department Head and may supervise student employees.


  1. Provide academic advising for graduate students in Audiology, Deaf Education, Speech-Language Pathology, and Communication Sciences
  2. Function as department Graduate Program Coordinator (GPC) to manage student admission, graduation, licensure, and certification requirements
  3. Collect, track, and maintain program and student outcome data for internal and external reports
  4. Coordinate and administer student funding from grants, scholarships and department monies
  5. Work as part of a collaborative department advising team to meet student and program needs
  6. Provide accurate information related to curriculum, graduation requirements, and university policies and procedures
  7. Conduct purposeful check-ins on graduate student well-being and monitor student progress with early detection of difficulties
  8. Provide information and strategies to utilize available campus resources and services, and make appropriate referrals to other University and non-university resources
  9. Maintain confidentiality and other student protection procedures
  10. Assist students in monitoring their own academic progress
  11. Review and verify student applications for graduation
  12. Maintain records and documentation of advising interactions
  13. Use data analytic tools and other appropriate technologies to identify and reach out to academically at-risk students to promote student success and retention
  14. Respond in a timely manner to inquiries from other potential or existing students
  15. Assist department administrators in determining and documenting course transfer equivalencies
  16. Engage in regular professional development to enhance advising knowledge and skills
  17. Share best practices in advising with the department, college, university, and external advising community
  18. Participate in university, college and departmental recruiting activities, as needed
  19. Attend university advising meetings and departmental faculty/staff meetings, as needed
  20. Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree plus two years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Academic advising experience at Utah State University
  • Advising experience or other relevant experience in communication sciences and disorders
  • Advising experience in an accredited program that graduates students eligible for professional certification and licensure
  • Familiarity with USU’s graduate degree requirements, policies, and procedures and with campus resources for student success
  • Experience with collecting, maintaining, and reporting program and student data
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel), web browsers
  • Familiarity with the following software programs: Banner, DegreeWorks, Argos, Appointment Manager, Civitas, CRMs, EGRAD, Recruit, CALIPSO, Qualtrics

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and data management skills
  • Flexibly manages diverse responsibilities with multiple demands
  • Thinks analytically to work through complex or ambiguous situations
  • Works well independently and as part of a team at a senior advisor level

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Resume to be uploaded into the Candidate Profile

2. Cover letter to typed/pasted into a text box at the end of the application


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

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with qualifications and 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 Highlights
The Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education offers campus and online bachelor’s degrees in communicative disorders, master’s degrees in speech-language pathology and deaf education, a clinical doctorate in audiology, and PhD participation in disability disciplines and neuroscience. A state-of-the-art and complete hearing and balance clinic is housed in the new interprofessional Sorenson Center for Clinical Excellence. Audiology, speech-language pathology, and deaf education students also benefit from Sound Beginnings, a listening and spoken language program for young children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Our academic and clinical training program has a strong positive state and national reputation.


College Highlights
The Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education is in the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services. The college has the privilege of high national rankings including:

  • Number 1 college of education in Utah for the 20th year in a row
  • Number 29 on the National List of Best Education Schools
  • Number 6 nationally in Best Online Master’s in Education programs
  • Number 12 nationally in funded research with $41.8 million
  • Number 29 on U.S. News and World Reports “America’s Best Graduate Schools”

Our college has placement rates at or above 94% for certified graduates seeking employment in special education, elementary education, speech-language pathology, audiology, and 18 secondary education fields.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s 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.


USU’s 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 master’s 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 university’s 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 State’s 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 USU’s 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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