Academic Advisor for College of Science, Engineering & Technology


: $95,680.00 - $177,640.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Education - Post Secondary

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St. George, UT

Job Type

Full-Time Staff


College of Science, Engineering & Technology

Job Number



2/3/2020 11:59 PM Mountain

Position Announcement

To work as an advisor for students interested in pursuing undergraduate degrees in the College of Science, Engineering & Technology (specifically Physical Sciences and Engineering), as well as fulfilling general education requirements. This position is supervised by the College Dean and will interface closely with the Academic Advisement Center, as well as the Director of First Year Advisement and the Director of College Advisement, on degree requirements, student success initiatives, academic planning, etc. Information about the College of Science, Engineering & Technology departments, its programs, degrees, etc. can be found online at (see application details) .

  • Advise students for undergraduate College of Science, Engineering & Technology programs, specifically Physical Sciences, and Engineering. May be asked to advise for other College of Science, Engineering & Technology undergraduate programs as needed.
  • Work with College of Science, Engineering & Technology and the Academic Advisement Center to assist students with applications for graduation, process financial aid degree audits, and conduct and prepare degree audit contracts in preparation for graduation.
  • Manage a caseload of College of Science, Engineering & Technology students and advise them on general education, undergraduate and post-graduate opportunities.
  • Maintain regular office hours and attend faculty and advisement meetings.
  • Represent advisement in DSU promotional and new student events, including new student orientation and presentations in local high schools.
  • Refer students to other agencies for assistance, such as Financial Aid, Disability Resource Center, TRiO Program, Health & Wellness Center, Community Outreach programs, etc.
  • Participate in retention initiatives and campaigns under direction of the Academic Advisement Center.
  • Attend professional development opportunities for advisement and serve on various university committees.
  • Assist with the commencement and convocation programs.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field required; Master's degree preferred.
  • Two years of advising or related experience required; higher education advisement experience preferred.
  • Proficient computer skills and a willingness to learn new systems.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work well with faculty, staff, and students.
  • Strong writing and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to exercise critical human relations skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relations with university stakeholders.
  • Familiarity with college admissions guidelines, standards, and procedures, and higher education admissions counseling in general.
  • Familiarity with DSU Science, Engineering & Technology program requirements preferred.
  • Background must show ability to positively relate to multi-cultural students, first generation students, non-traditional students, and students in transition.

Supplemental Information

CONTRACT: Full-time (12-month) professional staff position. Annual salary of $38,000+, depending on qualifications & experience. Desired start date of March 2020. Excellent benefits package included (see (see application details) under 'Benefits Summary' for more details).

Electronic Application Procedures: Application review begins February 4, 2020 . Submit cover letter, resume, and contact information (including email) for three professional references electronically. If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office at (see application details).

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Dixie State University is an open-enrollment institution committed to student access, affordability and success. DSU has adopted an instructional approach of 'active learning. active life' and we seek faculty committed to providing students with an active learning environment. Established in 1911 as a community college and in 2013 as a state university, DSU is located in picturesque southwestern Utah with its red rocks, desert climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually, and featuring easy access to world-class outdoor recreational opportunities. Click here to learn more about the University.

Dixie State currently has approximately 11,000 students and has been a fast growing Utah public institution of higher education over the last several years. We offer over 185 programs, including masters, bachelors, associates, certificates, endorsements, minors, and/or emphases. DSU seeks to recruit faculty and staff who enthusiastically support the University's strong commitment to the academic success of all our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientation and gender expressions.

DSU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The President and employees of Dixie State University are fully committed to Affirmative Action and to its policies of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity in all programs, activities, services, and employment with regard to race / ethnicity, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a person with a disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, and protected veteran's status.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Click here to visit (see application details) to learn more about the wonderful benefits available to you as a Dixie State employee!

Highlights from DSU's benefits package include:

  • 14.2% retirement contribution, paid 100% by the employer (no match required), vested on day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Regular undergraduate tuition waiver (paid at 100%) for employee, spouse, and unmarried dependent children to take courses at Dixie State;
  • Full medical, dental, and vision plans, with low employee-paid premiums, that begins on day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts or Health Savings Accounts available;
  • Employer-paid basic life insurance & disability insurance coverage from day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Generous staff leave accruals, plus 12 paid holidays per calendar year.

Associated topics: accountant i, admin support specialist, administrative assistant ii, administrator, budget, information technology analyst, information technology systems analyst, secretary, support specialist, support staff * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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