Counselor - GEAR UP Project - Utah Valley University in Orem Utah

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Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah

United States


Detailed Job Description

Responsible for academic counseling and advising to students. Responsible for maintaining appropriate records and evaluations of students. May serve on appropriate policy and advisory committees.

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

Prefer at least one of year counseling at-risk students.
Be able to drive provided state car when needed, as well as have a current driver’s license. If a state car is not available, be able to drive your own vehicle.


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.

Pay Range

$36,319 to $48,425

Special Instructions to Applicants

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.

Keyword Phrases

  • Gear
  • Counselor - GEAR UP Project
  • student centered teaching organization
  • building communities of engaged learners
  • beautiful mountain location
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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