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Academic Advisor I

Utah Valley University
Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 8, 2022

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Academic Advisor I

Salary: $35,568.00 - $44,460.00 Annually
Job Type: FT Exempt Salaried Staff
Job Number: FY2300198
Closing: 12/19/2022 11:59 PM Mountain
Location: 800 W University Parkway, Orem
Division: College of Science

Position Announcement

Academic Advising is looking for responsible person to join our amazing team. Advisors guide students through their college degrees and work collaboratively with their departments. If you'd like to join our cohesive group of Advisors, apply now!

Summary of Responsibilities

  • Assists students in the development of meaningful educational plans compatible with their education, career, and life goals. Upholds policies, procedures, and priorities of departments and the institution, particularly those related to student degree completion.
  • Within the framework of the student success platform software, Banner, Civitas and Degree Works systems, audits student records for curriculum, major, and graduation requirements.
  • Monitors risk trends over time, tracks student performance and progression toward graduation, and guides students to needed interventions.
  • Tracks referral follow-through, student enrollment patterns, and student graduation progress. Advises students regarding major fit and identifies students in need of additional support or initiative-taking intervention.
  • Provides information, assistance, and referrals to student support services to assist advisees in proactively managing their college experience.
  • Advises prospective and current students on course selection, program, and academic requirements.
  • Raises awareness of institutional resources and services for students.
  • Engages in professional development activities to keep abreast of research, theories, legislation, policies, and developments that affect areas of responsibility.
  • Achieves initial UVU advisor certification within one year of employment and achieves continued UVU advisor certification status annually.
  • Consults and problem-solves with faculty, administration and staff on curriculum and programmatic issues within the department as well as student academic problems, issues, and concerns.
  • Serves as a member and representative of the department on university committees, departmental committees, and other professional associations/organizations as needed and/or assigned.
  • Assists with undergraduate student programs, college conferences, and other college and student events. Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Minimum Qualifications

    Graduation from an accredited institution with a bachelor's degree plus two years of experience related to Summary of Duties totaling six years.

    Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of student development theory and its application to promote student retention and academic success in a college/university setting.
  • Knowledge of student advising techniques pertaining to content, curriculum, curriculum development, course scheduling and graduation requirements specific to the academic major, department, discipline, or college Knowledge of graduate schools, careers, or job markets and/or related research tools relative to the academic major, department, discipline, or college.
  • Knowledge of inclusion and diversity strategies to support varied student populations.
  • Skills in assisting students to develop effective academic plans in pursuit of career and life goals.
  • Skills in the use of media and technology, including but not limited to office software platforms and student data systems (i.e., BANNER and CIVITAS) as applied to management of records, outreach, report preparation and related activities.
  • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Effective analytical skills to collect, compile, analyze, and evaluate information.
  • Ability to problem-solve by anticipating need, prioritizing, and multitasking creatively and independently under pressure.
  • Ability to serve individuals with diverse personalities with effective interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work with a campus-wide community in a professional team environment.
  • Ability to interpret UVU's core values (Exceptional Care, Exceptional Accountability, Exceptional Results) as they apply to advising.
  • Ability to assist students develop effective academic plans and career and life goals to promote student retention and academic success.
  • Ability to work with others to accomplish organizational objectives.
  • Ability to utilize technology in the academic advising process.
  • Ability to perform under pressure and think quickly.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Service-oriented, diplomatic, and able to present ideas in user-friendly language.

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