Academic Advisor - Behavioral Science (Current UVU Employees Only) - Utah Valley University in Orem Utah

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Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Under the direction of the Behavioral Science Department, advises new, prospective, and transfer students in all aspects of academic programs and provides developmental and career advising. Assists students in developing an educational plan toward graduation and manages an advising caseload toward greater student retention.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited institution with a bachelor’s degree plus two years of experience related to Summary of Duties totaling six years.

Preferred Qualifications

Discipline-specific educational background or experience. Advising experience within a higher education setting.


Knowledge of student development theory and its application to promote student retention and academic success in a college/university setting.

Knowledge of student advising techniques pertaining to content, curriculum, curriculum development, course scheduling and graduation requirements specific to the academic major, department, discipline, or college.

Knowledge of graduate schools, careers, or job markets, and/or related research tools relative to academic majors, departments, discipline, or college.


Skills in assisting students to develop effective academic plans in pursuit of career and life goals.

Skills in the use of media and technology, including but not limited to office software platforms and student data systems (i.e.,Banner) as applied to management of records, report preparation, and related activities.


Ability to serve individuals with diverse personalities.

Ability to work with a campus-wide community in a professional team environment.

Ability to interpret the university’s core values (serious, inclusive, engaged) as they apply to advising.

Pay Range

$31,554 to $42,072

Special Instructions to Applicants

This position is for current UVU employees only. An individual who meets at least one of the following criteria may apply for this position as an in-house applicant:
-Adjunct faculty status for at least two full semesters immediately prior to the position’s opening date, OR

-Non-Student Part-time hourly employee employed a minimum of 6 consecutive months, working at least an average of 20 hours per week, immediately prior to the position’s opening date, OR

-Salaried employee employed a minimum of 6 consecutive months, working at least an average of 30 hours per week, immediately prior to the position’s opening date.

Under “Reference’s Letter” Please list a minimum of three contacts. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process.

Keyword Phrases

  • Behavioral Science
  • student centered teaching organization
  • building communities of engaged learners
  • beautiful mountain location
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
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