Counselor - GEAR UP Project SLC

May 17, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Counselor - GEAR UP Project SLC

Job Posting Number: JPF17117

Department: 4ED-Gear-Up

Job Open Date: 05/15/2017

Screening Date: 05/24/2017

Job Close Date: 6/15/2017

Open Until Filled: No

Job Grade: 38

Pay Range: $36,319 - $48,425

Position Number: A98046

Benefits: UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

Job Category: Staff

Job Type: Full-time

Special Instructions to Applicants
Priority consideration will be given to those applicants that apply on or before the screening date. This position is subject to close at any time.

Summary of Duties
Counsels with students and parents at East High School to develop an individualized strengths-based intake summary and education plan and provide customized services based on that plan. Develops and implements activities and programs, based on the state wide GEAR UP grant, to assist students in successfully graduating high school, preparing for and attending college. Monitors academic progress, by tracking attendance and GPA, and provides feedback and assistance to students. Hires, trains, and supervises GEAR UP part-time employees.

Minimum Qualifications
Graduation from an accredited institution with a master’s degree in Counseling & Guidance, Educational Psychology, Social Work, or related Social Science field and two years of full time professional employment related to the Summary of Duties.

Preferred Qualifications

Strong knowledge of low-income, minority, and at-risk high school and college student populations.

Knowledge of high school, two-year college program, and traditional four-year college graduation requirements.

Knowledge of educational and employment problems of special groups including low-income and at-risk youth, minorities, non-native English speakers, and those with learning or physical disabilities.

Knowledge adolescent development.

Knowledge of labor market characteristics and variety of occupations and industries.

Knowledge of a variety of computer software applications.

Excellent skills in academic counseling, career guidance, high school student retention and graduation strategies, college-readiness strategies, scholarship awareness and first-generation college student preparation.

Skills in academic and outreach program development.

Strong supervisory and leadership skills.

Effective interpersonal, communication, problem-solving, decision-making, and public relations skills.

Experience in rapport-building techniques.

Skills in data tracking, record keeping, writing reports, and maintaining student and staff records.

Ability to collaborate effectively with other personnel, partners, and external parties.

Ability to create presentations and present them effectively and professionally to diverse audiences.

Ability to receive feedback and implement changes as needed.

Ability to work independently on a multi-task level and prioritize and follow projects and assignments through to completion in a timely manner.

Ability to work with diverse personalities and a high-stress environment.

Ability to network with various student-sponsoring agencies and programs.

Working Conditions
Must be able to drive provided state car when needed. If a state car is not available, be able to drive your own vehicle.

Must be able to meet with students at school, in their homes, and at other locations, as needed, both during normal working hours and on evenings and weekends.

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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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