Academic Advisor for College of Education

Employer
Utah Tech University
Location
Utah, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 29, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Special Education, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Other Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Minority & Multicultural Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time


Position Announcement

Advise students interested in pursuing undergraduate degrees in the College of Education (specifically Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, which includes programs in Integrated Studies and Individualized Studies), as well as fulfilling general education requirements. Assist students in both pre-requisites as well as major, minor and/or degree of study requirements. This position will be supervised by the Dean of the College and the Director of College Advisement on student success initiatives, academic planning, etc. Information about the college can be found online at https://colleges.utahtech.edu/education/ .

Responsibilities
  • Advise students in department programs, general education, transfer and graduation requirements.
  • Work with both Integrated Studies and Individualized Studies program faculty and Academic Advisement Center to assist students with applications for graduation, process financial aid audits, conduct and prepare degree audit contracts in preparation for graduation, etc.
  • Work with Individualized Studies Coordinator to track and meet with students who have declared Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences as their major.
  • Cross-train with other College of Education advisors to ensure general understanding about all programs offered within the College.
  • Maintain regular office hours and attend faculty and department meetings.
  • Represent College of Education and Academic Advisement in Utah Tech promotional and freshman events, including freshman orientation.
  • 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 under direction of College of Education and Academic Advisement.
  • Attend professional development opportunities for advisement.
  • Assist with the commencement and convocation programs.
  • Serve on various university committees.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean of the College and Director of College Advisement.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field required; Master's degree preferred.
  • Two years of advising or related experience required; experience advising undergraduates in interdisciplinary programs preferred.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices in student guidance and counseling.
  • Familiarity with college admissions guidelines, standards, and procedures, and higher education admissions advising in general.
  • Familiarity with various financial aid programs, including application deadlines and regulations.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise critical human relations skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relations with students, employees and the public.
  • Competence with institutional computer programs and technology.
Supplemental Information

POSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Full-time professional staff (overtime-exempt) position. Annual salary of $40,000 for Bachelor’s degree-qualified applicants and $43,000 for Master’s degree-qualified applicants. Desired start date of August 2022. Excellent benefits package included that begins on start date; includes medical, dental, vision, employee assistance and wellness programs, life, disability, retirement, undergraduate tuition waivers for employees and eligible dependents, as well as paid holidays in addition to sick and vacation leave accruals. See https://humanresources.utahtech.edu/employee-benefits/ under 'Benefits Summary' for more details.

ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Submit application materials (including resume contents and contact information for three professional references) and upload cover letter electronically. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, position open until filled. 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 (435) 652-7520.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Utah Tech University is an open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic institution, committed to exceptional student learning and success that has adopted an instructional approach of 'active learning. active life' and a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We seek faculty and staff committed to creating an active, applied and career-oriented learning environment that is student-centered. Established in 1911 as a community college and in 2013 as a state university, our university 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. The nearest metropolitan area is Las Vegas, NV (120 miles), with amenities such as an international airport and professional sporting teams. Click here to learn more about the University.

Utah Tech University is a fast-growing Utah public institution of higher education, with more than 12,000 students. We offer over 230 programs, including masters, bachelors, associates, certificates, endorsements, minors, and/or emphases. We seek to recruit and retain diverse and ambitious faculty and staff who bring new ideas, possess values and career aspirations aligned with the mission and vision, and are inspired to build a premier open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic university. Utah Tech University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer; the President and employees of the University are fully committed to Affirmative Action and within its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment. Utah Tech 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 the University’s non-discrimination policies:
For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://titleix.utahtech.edu/ or contact:
  • U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, ocr@ed.gov , 800-421-3481.
  • U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, ocr.denver@ed.gov , 303-844-5695.
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.

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