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Academic Advisor for General Education

Employer
Utah Tech University
Location
Utah, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 16, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Counseling, Disabled Student Services, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Announcement

Work as an Academic Advisor, assisting students who are pursuing general education requires as they select a major, minor, and/or degree of study. This position also advises students preparing to transfer to other institutions. This position is housed in the Academic Advisement Center; additional information about the Center can be found online at https://advisement.utahtech.edu/ .

Responsibilities
  • Advise students in general education, transfer, and graduation requirements.
  • Advise students preparing to transfer to other institutions.
  • Meet with students for advisement, registration, and graduation certification.
  • Assist with advisement/recruitment/orientation sessions.
  • Conduct interviews with eligible students preparing for graduation.
  • Assist with the commencement program.
  • Refer students to other agencies for assistance, such as Financial Aid, Disability Resource Center, TRiO Program, Health & Counseling Center, Community Outreach programs, etc.
  • Participate in retention initiatives under the direction of Academic Advisement.
  • Attend professional development opportunities for advisement and serve on various university committees.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field required; Master's Degree preferred.
  • Two years of advising or related experience required; higher education advisement experience preferred.
  • Proficient computer skills; willingness to learn new systems.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work well with faculty, staff, and students.
  • Strong writing and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to exercise critical human relations skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relations with university stakeholders.
  • Familiarity with college admissions guidelines, standards, and procedures, and higher education admissions counseling in general.
  • Familiarity with Utah Tech University programs and offerings preferred.
  • Background must show ability to positively relate to multi-cultural students, first generation students, non-traditional students, and students in transition.
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 July 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: Application review begins June 1 , 2022 . 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, 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.

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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