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Academic Advisor for General Education and Student Success

Utah Tech University
St. George, Utah, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jun 18, 2024

Position Announcement

Working under the Director of Student Success and in collaboration with another full-time Academic Advisor for General Education and Student Success, this position provides structured support for academically at-risk students through one-on-one or group meetings that assist students in building academic, motivational, and college success skills. Works with students in the Student Success Program and students referred to the Student Success Program. The Academic Success Advisor works with other Utah Tech University (UT) student support services to create a comprehensive model of support and accountability for academically at-risk students. This position will be knowledgeable of UT campus resources and appropriately refer at-risk students to those resources. Networks with campus faculty and staff to support students and facilitate their connection to wellness, academic, career, and faculty resources for success. Assists with New Student orientation. Information about the Student Success Program can be found online at .

  • Meet with assigned students periodically during each semester, depending on their needs; develop professional relationships with students to assist them in overcoming academic challenges and building academic success skills while developing their educational path.
  • Educate students regarding Utah Tech resources, and make referrals to college-wide support services; walk students over to these services as needed to provide hands-on assistance. Help students resolve roadblocks to receiving services while maintaining positive relationships with departments.
  • Track student participation in study hall, SI (Supplemental Instruction), Math Lab and the Academic Performance Center.
  • Help students resolve holds, progress in math and English, graduate from the Student Success Program, and declare a major.
  • Support students in completing their associate degree on the way to a bachelor’s degree.
  • Complete midterm campaigns to assess current grades and create timely academic recovery strategies.
  • Use Navigate to carefully track student interactions, connect with students, schedule appointments and support student connection and success.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with other departments and offices to facilitate student success.
  • Assist in yearly Commencement ceremony with Academic Advising team.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor's degree in psychology, sociology, social work, education, or related field required. Master's degree in a related field preferred.
  • At least one year of experience working in higher education or closely related field required; direct experience with first year programs, advising or counseling, and/or developing and implementing learning strategies and working with students to improve academic success or retention preferred.
  • Understanding of academic support/tutoring, academic advising, and career services.
  • Understanding of the unique needs of learners and application of inclusive counseling methods that engage individuals of diverse learning styles, abilities, and backgrounds.
  • Effective communication, interpersonal, analytical, organizational, and time management skills.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple assignments/tasks and work effectively and efficiently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated skill in use of computer software, including Microsoft Office products; ability to learn new systems specific to higher education (Slate, EAB, Banner, etc.).
  • Ability to utilize a solution-oriented approach and work in a team environment to achieve goals.
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative and productive relationships with various constituency groups.
  • Ability to handle confidential student information with tact, discretion, and in compliance with FERPA and applicable laws and regulations; ability to comply with University policies relating to working with students.
  • Ability to be sensitive in working with students with diverse backgrounds.
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Position will require occasional weekend and evening work as needed.
Supplemental Information

POSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Full-time overtime-exempt staff position. Annual salary of $44,000 for bachelor’s degree qualified applicant, and $47,000 for master’s degree qualified applicant. Desired start date of August/September 2024. 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 under 'Benefits Summary' for more details.

ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Application review begins July 8, 2024 . Submit application materials (including resume contents and contact information for three professional references) and upload cover letter 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 (435) 652-7520.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Utah Tech University is an open, 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, approximately 120 miles north of Las Vegas. The area is renowned for 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 .

Utah Tech University is a fast-growing Utah public institution of higher education, with more than 12,000 students. We offer over 250 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, 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 within its employment programs and activities. 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, pregnancy, 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:
  • Director of Equity Compliance / Title IX Coordinator: Hazel Sainsbury - , HCC 579, 435-652-7747.
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinator: Jennifer Larimore - , 435-652-7731.
For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit or contact:
  • U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, , 800-421-3481.
  • U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, , 303-844-5695.

The University provides key institutional information regarding Academics, Campus Safety, Student Services, Employment Laws, and other requirements per the Higher Education Act and other consumer information requirements to prospective students, students, UT employees, and prospective employees online at and .

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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