Academic Advisor - Developmental Math - Utah Valley University in Orem Utah

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Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah 84058

United States


Detailed Job Description

Provide accurate program information to new, continuing, and prospective students in person or via telephone and email and on site at UVU. Assists current and future students with enrollment and registration. Counsels students with academic difficulty and be able to work with the Learning Strategist to devise meaningful educational plans. Organizes or assists in managing undergraduate student programs or events.
Essential Functions, Major Duties, and/or Responsibilities:
Respond to informational requests from current and potential students, staff, high school counselors, and others from the community who are interested in Utah Valley University and create/update informational materials.
Assist students with the enrollment and registration process.
Examine registration lists for appropriate course placement at the beginning of each semester.
Coordinate with Utah and regional colleges/universities to develop/articulate transfer agreements for majors. Maintain current knowledge of federal/state regulations and requirements as well as UVU policies/procedures to accurately answer questions.
Interpret test scores and assist students in appropriate course placement.
Understand and be familiar with Developmental Mathematics curriculum, courses, and programs such as Structured Learning Assistant (SLA), Math Pass, intervention program, refresher courses, academic tutoring, peer tutoring, workshops, etc.
Counsel students in academic difficulty and be able to work with the Learning Strategist to devise appropriate intervention programs, development of meaningful educational plans, remove holds, etc. to facilitate their progress.
Review post-secondary institution unofficial transcripts and prior academic history.
Help retain current students in developmental mathematics and quantitative literacy courses.
Advocate and problem solve with faculty, administration and staff on student academic problems, issues and concerns.
Assist faculty and staff with questions about issues related to support advising.
Serve as a member of the Advisement Forum and attend and participate in meetings, activities and events of the forum.
Represent the department on any relevant University committees, departmental committees or professional associations/organizations as needed and/or assigned.
Consult with faculty and staff in order to provide accurate information concerning program changes, assessment guidelines, course and instructor information, transfer issues, scholarships and appropriate referrals.
Organize, coordinate or assist in managing a number of undergraduate student programs or events. Examples of such events include: Math Orientation, Poster Sessions, Parent Orientation, International students and parent orientation, Undergraduate information sessions, regional, national, and international guidance counselor events.
Work with Advisor Training and Development staff to learn all aspects of UVU academic advising and achieve advisor certification.
Participate in regular Performance Evaluations with supervisor.
Create a tracking system of students who seek the advisor's assistance and report collected data and provided services to the supervisor at the end of each semester.
Maintain student advising records using computer applications relevant for file maintenance and organization.
Make recommendations as appropriate for program improvements.
Attend department's regular faculty and other committee meetings.
Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.  

Minimum Qualifications

Required: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree.
Preference given to candidates with a degree in mathematics or mathematics related field AND two years of full-time paid experience related to the summary of duties. Part-time experience is prorated.
Please read Special Instructions to Applicants carefully.  

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

1) Knowledge of developmental mathematics and quantitative literacy content, curriculum, and graduation requirements.
2) Knowledge of effective communication, student advisement methods and techniques, specifically those related to developmental students.
3) Skill in office management, record management as applied to management of student records, report preparation, and related activities.
4) Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet software, and UVU's Banner system.
5) Ability to manage independent work responsibilities involving the organization of multiple complex tasks.
6) Ability to prioritize/follow-through to completion.
7) Ability to solve problems effectively and creatively.
8) Ability to communicate effectively.
10) Skill in public relations and the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and personalities.
11) Dependable and punctual.
12) Ability to assist students to develop effective educational plans in relation to completion of developmental math courses.
13) Ability to anticipate department's and students' needs.
14) Ability to supervise others as directed.
15) Ability to work in a team environment.
16) Understanding of and commitment to the department's and UVU missions and strategic directions.
17) Commitment to ongoing development as a professional advisor.  

Special Instructions to Applicants

- To be considered an applicant for employment you must apply online through the UVU.Jobs website.
- To receive full consideration for post-secondary education, please submit copies of transcripts or diploma of highest degree earned. Transcripts do not have to be official copies.
- To be considered in the first screening, the online application and required application documents (see below) must be submitted by the screening or closing date.
- Our system can only accept supplemental documents (such as cover letters or transcripts) in PDF or Word format. The file size of documents must be less than 2MB. It is strongly recommended that you take documents that are not in an electronic form and scan them into a separate black and white PDF file so you can attach them electronically to the online application. You can get help with this at a local copy center if needed.
- Any offer of employment will be contingent upon the results of a background check, which includes a criminal records check. A criminal conviction is not necessarily a bar to employment.
- Application materials become the property of UVU.
- For questions contact Human Resources at  

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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter