Academic Advisor I

May 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Academic Advisor I

Job Posting Number: JPF15317

Department: 2GA-Dean-College of HSS

Job Open Date: 05/02/2017

Screening Date: 05/09/2017

Job Close Date: 5/21/2017

Open Until Filled: No

Job Grade: 35

Pay Range: $31,554- $42,072

Position Number: A97036

Benefits: Full tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents, substantial employer contribution to retirement, affordable medical and dental insurance, life insurance, & 12 paid holidays.

Job Category: Staff

Job Type: Full-time

Special Instructions to Applicants
Under “Reference’s Letter” please list a minimum of three contacts. References will be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process.

Summary of Duties
Under the direction of the Manager of Academic Advising and Student Success, advises new, prospective, and transfer students in all aspects of academic programs and provides developmental and career advising. Assists students in developing an educational plan toward graduation and manages an advising caseload toward greater student retention.

Minimum Qualifications
Graduation from an accredited institution with a bachelor’s degree plus one year of experience related to Summary of Duties totaling five years.

Preferred Qualifications
Discipline-specific educational background or experience. Advising experience within a higher education setting. Demonstrated commitment to creating positive working environments.

Knowledge of student development.

Knowledge of higher education student advisement retention and completion principles, techniques, programs and products.

Knowledge of and ability to apply current best practices in student development theory.

Knowledge and understanding of undergraduate education and undergraduate planning and implementation

Skills in advising/counseling.

Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Effective analytical skills to collect, compile, analyze, and evaluate information.

Strong teamwork and communication skills.

Ability to assist students develop effective academic plans and career and life goals in order 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.

Ability to support other departmental staff.

Ability to be service-oriented, diplomatic, and able present ideas in user-friendly language

Working Conditions


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Utah Valley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/ Disabled/Equal Access Employer. Utah Valley University is committed to an inclusive hiring process and the welcoming of diverse candidates.


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