Utah State University

Academic Advisor Senior

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(2/3/2023 5:37 PM)
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Jon M Huntsman School of Business
Economics & Finance
Advertised Salary
Starting at $45,000; commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


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 offices.
  • 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 Registrar’s 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 information).
  • 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 recommendations.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s 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 driver’s license within 90 days.
  • Proficiency in basic computer programs (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Demonstrated ability to be sensitive to and understand the needs of a diverse student population while maintaining a high degree of confidentiality and discretion.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of both American and Chinese higher education systems and culture.
  • Knowledge of University course schedules, course curriculum and degree requirements.
  • 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 solutions.
  • Maintain student information confidentiality and abide by all FERPA laws.
  • Retain professionalism even in high stress situations.
  • Work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Contact information for three professional references
  3. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application 

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

Advertised Salary

Starting at $45,000; 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

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 University’s educational opportunities across international borders. For additional information on the China Cooperative Academic Programs, visit our webpage at: http://www.huntsman.usu.edu/chinaprogram/.


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 we’re 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 journey.

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 employs 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, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Matthew Pinner, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, Ut 84322

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 11/2022


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