Academic Advisor - Outreach

Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Jun 14, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Academic Advisor - Outreach

Position Category: Staff - Full-Time

Under the direction of the Director of Advising & Outreach, the Academic Advisor - Outreach advises current and prospective concurrent enrollment students with a specific focus on underrepresented and minority populations. The advisor works with students and parents to develop a personalized education plan, while providing information on pathways, scholarships, and enrollment in college after high school. Duties include explaining concurrent enrollment program and course relevance to high school requirements, exploring CTE and academic pathways, maintaining records, interpreting test scores, addressing academic standards issues, attending and presenting at internal and external meetings as assigned, and advocating for concurrent enrollment students across campus and in the community.

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

Required Qualifications:
• Graduation from an accredited institution with a bachelor’s degree and minimum of one year of relevant experience or any combination of education and experience totaling 5 years.
• Ability to write and speak fluently in Spanish.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Advising Concurrent Enrollment Students
Monitors and applies research and best practices in counseling, student development, and student success. Advises current, new, and prospective concurrent enrollment students in all aspects of UVU concurrent enrollment, including admissions, registration, pathway selection, university processes, and future campus participation. Counsels students in the development of meaningful educational plans, majors, and course selections including completion of general education certificate, CTE pathways, and associate degrees, depending on students’ academic and career goals. Interprets test scores and assists students with appropriate course placement. Maintains detailed academic and advising records. Interprets and explains University policies and procedures as necessary. Consults with faculty and staff to document program changes and ensures students receive up-to-date and accurate information concerning those changes. Keeps current on high school graduation requirements, high school and college curriculum, university processes, and campus resources.
Increasing Concurrent Enrollment Participation with a Focus on Underrepresented Students
Under direction of the Director of Advising & Outreach, the CE Outreach Advisor works with individual students and parents, school counselors, faculty and administrators, to promote concurrent enrollment participation, particularly among underrepresented students. Connects students to resources on campus and in the community that will aid in educational success. Hosts events for underrepresented students and their parents on campus and in the high schools. Uses predictive analytics to provide proactive, targeted outreach to students, parents and relevant high school teachers and administrators. Fosters relationships with high school teachers, coordinators, counselor, and administrators to create a support team for students. Provide data to internal and external stakeholders on advisement uptake and outcomes.
• Fluent in the Spanish language (spoken and written).
• Knowledge Latinx cultures, practices, and customs.
• Knowledge of DACA, HB 144, and other policies affecting underrepresented students.
• Experience working with high school aged students.
• Knowledge of secondary and post-secondary advising, and contemporary advising theories.
• Knowledge of high school and college graduation requirements.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other specialized software applications.
• Ability to create, market, host, and evaluate events.
• Knowledge of high school student retention and graduation strategies, college-readiness strategies, and first-generation college student preparation.
• Skill in data tracking, writing reports, and maintaining student and staff records.
• Ability to collaborate effectively with internal and external partners.
• Exemplary interpersonal and presentation skills.
• Ability to work independently and complete projects and assignments in a timely manner.
• Ability to work in a high-performing, team-focused culture.
• Commitment to UVU’s mission, strategic direction, and core values.

Preferred Qualifications:

Physical Requirements:
Some travel required. Work is performed in a normal office environment.

Benefits Summary:
UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: $35,586 - $42,914

Advertisement Number: STA34721
Open Date: 06/11/2021
Review Start Date: 06/17/2021
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

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