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Utah Valley University
  • Position Number: 5187626
  • Location: Orem, UT
  • Position Type: Student Affairs and Services

Academic Advisor I - College of Tech/Computing

Salary: $35,568.00 - $44,460.00 Annually
Job Type: FT Exempt Salaried Staff
Job Number: FY2402586
Closing: 5/6/2024 11:59 PM Mountain
Location: 800 W University Parkway, Orem
Division: Academic Affairs - Student Success

Position Announcement

Under the direction of the CTC Manager of Academic Advising and Student Success, participates in the delivery of academic advising services and programs that promote successful degree completion for all students. Responsible for an advising caseload. Meets the academic advising needs of individuals or groups of students. Monitors analytics that inform student success, and provides strategic outreach to enable degree completion.

Summary of Responsibilities

  • Assists students in the development of meaningful plans compatible with their educational, career, and life goals. Upholds policies, procedures, and priorities of departments and the institution, particularly those related to student degree completion. Consults with assigned academic department(s) in regard to the development of graduation plans.
  • Within the framework of the student success platform software, Banner, and DegreeWorks systems, audits student records for curriculum, major, and graduation requirements. Monitors risk trends over time, tracks student performance and progression toward graduation, and guides students to needed interventions. Tracks referral follow-through, student enrollment patterns, and student graduation progress. Advises students regarding major fit and identifies students in need of additional support or proactive intervention.
  • Provides information, assistance and referrals to student support services to assist advisees in managing their college experience. Advises prospective and current students on academic requirements and course selection. Raises awareness of institutional resources and services for students. Engages in professional development activities to keep abreast of research, theories, legislation, policies, and developments that affect areas of responsibility. Achieves initial UVU advisor certification within one year of employment, and achieves continued UVU advisor certification status annually. Performs other duties as assigned.

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
Master's Degree and at least one year of experience related to duties

Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Proven 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.
  • Service-oriented, diplomatic, and able to present ideas in user-friendly language.

EEO Statement:

UVU employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicant's qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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