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Director of Advisor Training and Development – Hybrid Position

Job Type Full-Time  
Experience Level Entry  
Organization Type University  
Pay Range $68K - $70K


Open Date: 12/14/2023

Requisition Number: PRN37179B

Job Title: Academic Program Manager

Working Title: Director of Advisor Training and Development – Hybrid Position

Job Grade: E

FLSA Code: Executive

Patient Sensitive Job Code?: No

Standard Hours per Week: 40

Full Time or Part Time?: Full Time

Shift: Day

Work Schedule Summary:

Mon – Fri, 8am – 5pm or as arranged

VP Area: Academic Affairs

Department: 00301 – Academic Advising Center

Location: Campus

City: Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment: External Posting

Pay Rate Range: $68,000/yr. to $70,000/yr. DOE

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Job Summary

The Academic Advising Center at the University of Utah promotes a transformative undergraduate experience by advocating for and empowering undergraduate students as they explore, develop, and take responsibility for achieving their academic goals. We serve as the academic home for exploring students—those exploring majors, professional paths, or tools for success.

A successful candidate for the Director of Advisor Training and Development will be passionate about on-going advising excellence and training new advisors to the profession. This role will be responsible for establishing campus wide trainings and setting a vision for continued advisor development. We are looking for someone that can excite campus around academic advising theory and practice.

This individual is part of the Advisory Board of the Academic Advising Center and also is responsible for supervising professional staff members on the Advisor Training and Development Program. This position requires collaboration with staff in the Academic Advising Center as well as colleges, departments, and campus wide partners.

Like all members of the Academic Advising Center team, this position will assist the university in promoting a climate of respect and equity that cultivates and sustains transformative spaces of possibility where people feel safe, valued, welcomed, and respects all students in their quest for individual success through degree programs, certificates, majors, etc.

In addition to programming and coordination, this individual will advise students from diverse backgrounds in areas such as academic standards, major exploration, degree completion, new student orientation advising, policies and procedures, and general education.

Staff in the Academic Advising Center have hybrid schedules, with the option of working two days virtually each week.

Learn more about the Academic Advising Center at www.advising.utah.edu .

The annual report is available at https://advising.utah.edu/annual-report.php .

Questions about the position should be directed to Julia Vincent at jvincent@advising.utah.edu

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by January 2, 2024.


  • Set the vision and direction of the Advisor Training and Development Program for the dynamic needs of the University of Utah advising community
  • Direct and supervise staff by hiring, training, establishing goals and evaluating performance
  • Provide direction and content for campus-wide training for advisors on advising theory and practice
  • Work with the Academic Advising Standards Council to advocate for advising and training best practices
  • Work with AAC staff to develop and prepare advising materials for students and staff
  • Assess program effectiveness to inform program changes and enhancements
  • Prepare and manage budget to reach program goals
  • Serve on the AAC Advisory Board, providing insights and feedback to Leadership on the direction of AAC
  • Advise undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds in areas including academic standards, major exploration and decision-making, degree completion, new student orientation advising, policies and procedures, general education
  • Other duties as assigned which may include advising special populations, class presentations, assessment, internal and external committees

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in a related area plus three years of experience in budget, grant and program management or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience) required. Develops and implements program ideas into successful academic and research programs; demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


  • Four years of academic advising experience (up to two years can be non-academic advising related)
  • Experience in training and staff development within higher education
  • Demonstrated experience in data driven decisions
  • Demonstrated awareness of the needs of diverse student populations
  • Supervisory experience
  • Master’s degree

Type: Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112



Online reports may be submitted at oeo.utah.edu

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To inquire about this posting, email: employment@utah.edu (%20employment@utah.edu) or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

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About Organization

The University of Utah, located in Salt Lake City in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, is the flagship institution of higher learning in Utah. Founded in 1850, it serves over 31,000 students from across the U.S. and the world. With over 72 major subjects at the undergraduate level and more than 90 major fields of study at the graduate level, including law and medicine, the university prepares students to live and compete in the global workplace. Known for its proximity to seven world-class ski resorts within 40 minutes of campus, the U encourages an active, holistic lifestyle, innovation and collaborative thinking to engage students, faculty and business leaders.

The University of Utah became a member of the PAC-12 conference in July 2011.

Technology and Commercialization
The University of Utah is tops in the country for creating start-up companies from university research, according to a ranking by the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM). See http://unews.utah.edu/news_releases/u-of-utah-no-1-for-startups for more information.

Forbes magazine’s recent ranking of the “Best States for Business” pointed to “an educated labor force” as a big reason Utah came in at number one. The U supplies many of the employees for companies that keep expanding their operations in Utah, such as Goldman Sachs, Adobe, Omniture, Oracle, Ebay and many others. http://pac12info.utah.edu/commercialization-of-innovation/

University of Utah Health Care recently ranked first in the nation in a prestigious national study. The University Health System Consortium’s 2010 Quality and Accountability Study compared 98 of the nation’s top academic medical centers and ranked them based on core quality measures, patient safety indicators, mortality rates, re-admission rates, and patient satisfaction scores. See more about University of Utah Health Care at http://healthcare.utah.edu/index.php