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Academic Counselor, Learning Effectiveness Program

University of Denver
Denver, Colorado, USA

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Technology, Analysts & Programming, Student Affairs, Counseling
Position Type
Alt-Ac & Post-Ac
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Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Student Affairs & Inclusive Excellence (SAIE) is the central student affairs division of the University of Denver. SAIE includes Housing and Residential Education, Student Engagement, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Health and Counseling, Inclusion & Equity Education, Disability Services Program, Cultural Center, Access & Transitions, Learning Effectives Program, Veterans Services, Student Outreach and Support, Student Rights & Responsibilities, Budget, Operations and Division Resources, New Student and Family Programs, Community and Driscoll Commons.

Position Summary

The LEP Academic Counselor will provide academic support to a caseload of students by meeting with each student for an hour each week and being available during normal work hours by phone and email. The Academic Counselor will work with the student on areas of student development related to self-awareness, self-advocacy, self-determination, and accountability; as well as assisting the student in navigating the 10-week quarter; connecting with the appropriate resources; planning, organization, time management, etc. The Academic Counselor will develop and maintain positive and productive working relationships with students assigned to their caseload and as appropriate, with their families. The Academic Counselor will demonstrate a commitment to the principles of Inclusive Excellence through involvement and participation in university/division-wide projects and initiatives, and demonstrate a desire to continue to learn and grow by taking advantage of professional development opportunities.

Essential Functions

  • Academic Learning provide academic learning and development strategies to assist an assigned caseload of students with learning disabilities, ADHD, history of learning differences, on the autism spectrum, etc.
  • Education and Training Actively engage in professional development at the university, division, and departmental levels. Conduct trainings on UDL, executive functioning, time management, organizational skills, working with students with learning differences, learning styles, stress and anxiety management, etc. Attend conferences for professional development and to represent LEP and the University.
  • Programming Develop and implement programming for LEP students around transition. Creating resources and writing curriculum to support students. Designing, managing and implementing LEP student events and workshops. Hiring, training, and supervising student leaders. Providing engagement opportunities for LEP students.
  • Campus Collaboration - Work with faculty and staff educators to create equitable access to learning by sharing strategies and resources on how to work with student with learning disabilities, ADHD, history of learning differences, on the autism spectrum, etc.
  • Administration - Inspire notes entered within 24 hours; assessment including data collection, surveys, analyzing results and writing for the final report; contract renewal completed; answer emails and voice messages within 24 hours.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in psychology, special education, or closely related field.
  • Experience working with students with learning differences in an educational setting.
  • Knowledge of the concepts of Universal Design for Learning.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on Thursday, October 14th, 2021.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number
The salary grade for the position is 8.

Salary Range
The salary range for this position is $47,000 - $52,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidates sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.


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