Utah State University

Academic Advisor

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(11/15/2023 12:04 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Student Programs & Services
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
100% Time
Jon M Huntsman School of Business
Dean-Jon M Huntsman School of Bus
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


The Dean's office in the Huntsman School of Business currently has a full time opening for an Academic Advisor.


The chosen candidate will advise in matters such as pre-registration, general education, major and minor requirements, and articulation of transfer credit. The position will also help build a total Huntsman School experience, including the development of a culture of student ownership of their education, engagement through inside-the-classroom and outside-the-classroom opportunities, and the transition to meaningful careers. Selected candidate will work closely with the assigned academic department and the Dean's office.


  • Assist students in the process of developing an academic program.
  • Maintain and update student files.
  • Provide students with correct up-to-date academic information about university graduation requirements.
  • Recommended students for a variety of awards and scholarships.
  • Track students' academic progress and inform them of their status.
  • Assist potential students in admission process for the School of Business.
  • Work closely with the assigned department to recruit and retain high quality students.
  • Participate in assessment activities.
  • Become familiar with tools that assist students in deciding on a major, for example, DegreeWorks and Career Service options.
  • Assist students in the development of their educational goals, including the selection of a major, meeting graduation requirements, study abroad opportunities and exploring the possibility of graduate school.
  • Help students to understand the expected standards of achievement and likelihood of success in areas of study as well as providing them information about alternatives, limitations, and possible consequences of academic decisions.
  • Refer students to and maintain familiarity with available campus resources to meet individual needs.
  • Assist in other areas as needed.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Understanding of, or ability to learn, University IT systems including, DegreeWorks, SSB, INB, and Paperport.
  • Expertise in student development and academic planning.
  • Familiarity with major-specific advising and graduation requirements.
  • Creative problem-solving and multitasking abilities.
  • Effective interpersonal skills via various communication channels.
  • Knowledge of course schedules and curriculum.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Independence and self-supervision skills.
  • Knowledge of educational processes.
  • Actively seeks ways to assist and serve.

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. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your 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

We believe that the best leaders dream big, prepare, take risks, create value, and give back. The Huntsman School 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

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s 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 Utah.  


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 university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


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 USU’s 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 Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


*updated 7/2023

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 Cody Carmichael, 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

*updated 09/2023


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