Counselor - First-Year Advising Center
: Staff - Full-Time
Utah Valley University is an innovative large, public institution
serving a dual mission as a community college and four-year
institution, located in the growing metropolitan Salt Lake City
region. UVU is an open-enrollment university on track to grow over
the next ten years. Our access-driven mission places employees as
key figures in the lives of adult, first-generation, and high
financial need students.
We know great people are the backbone behind the success of our
students, and we are looking for exceptional academic advisors to
join our First-Year Advising team. This is a role where you
make a real difference in the lives of college students, empowering
our students to succeed both academically and personally. UVU
emphasizes “a place for you” no matter a student's personal or
educational background. This allows us to continue to grow and
nurture our students, university, and your career. We believe in
providing exceptional care to our employees and your total
compensation should reflect this. Bring your passion and experience
as we design the next generation of higher education experience and
culture. Now is the right time to join UVU!
The First-Year Advising Center is excited to announce multiple
full-time openings for academic advisors. This counselor role
emphasizes advising practice that is holistic, proactive, and
data-informed. We hope to employ individuals passionate about
student success, who are excellent communicators that can build
rapport quickly and maintain meaningful personal relationships with
our first-year students. Strong applicants are engaging, fun, and
willing to collaborate in a fast-paced, team-centered
A summary of duties includes:
- Guide new students in their transition to college life through
the development of meaningful educational planning, major
selection, co-curricular opportunities, relevant academic
information, and applicable campus resources.
- Support a student caseload using holistic advising approaches,
proactive outreach, and data-informed strategy in an effort to
assess potential roadblocks, take early action to mitigate them,
and advocate on behalf of students.
- Utilize technology to monitor student risk trends over time,
track student performance and progress toward graduation, and
proactively reach out to students in need of
- Educate students on enrollment, registration, major selection,
university processes, and new student success
- Engage in professional development and remain current in
first-year and advising best practices and research in order to
adapt and apply research and professional development related
knowledge to work activities.
- Participate in department, division, and institutional goals
and activities by assisting in the planning and delivery of
programs and new initiatives.
- This is an on-campus position on the Orem, UT campus with the
opportunity to work remotely one day per week. 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.
Graduation from an accredited institution with a master’s degree
plus two years of experience related to the summary of duties of
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
* Knowledge of student development theory, first-year specific
theory, and effective student success, retention, and completion
* Knowledge of the role of lived experiences and intersecting
identities in the experience of students, particularly
first-generation, adult, and high financial need students.
* Demonstrated skill in effective interpersonal communication,
collaboration, professionalism, and student advocacy.
* Ability to work effectively in a team environment in order to
establish and maintain effective working relationships with
students and colleagues.
This position performs work in a standard office setting.
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.
Pay Range: $44,000 - $55,000, depending on experience
Advertisement Number: STA47721
Open Date: 07/28/2021
Review Start Date: 08/16/2021
Close Date: 8/23/2021
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant:
To apply, visit: https://www.uvu.jobs/postings/23683
Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicant’s
qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to
race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability,
veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related
conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by
applicable federal, state, or local law.