Counselor - Utah Valley University in Orem Utah

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Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah 84058

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Advises students experiencing academic difficulty regarding college policies, procedures, and options in order to maintain their academic standing. Advises them regarding the implications of academic warning, probation, continued probation, and suspension status. Helps students find academic success and thereby, encourages retention. Explains policies, makes referrals, maintains records, interprets career interest and personality assessments, deals with a variety of academic standards issues, and coordinates standards issues with faculty and staff and other departments. Prepares statistical reports as required. Represents the department on various projects, committees, and meetings as assigned.

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

Graduation from a regionally accredited institution with a master’s degree in Counseling and Guidance, Educational Psychology, Behavioral Science, Education, or a closely related field and two years full-time paid experience related to the Summary of Duties.


Knowledge of psychosocial interviewing and counseling/coaching techniques.
Knowledge of how to administer and interpret MBTI, STRONG, STRENGTHS and other psychological tests.
Knowledge of student development principles.
Understanding of the university’s mission and strategic directions for students.


Strong skills in the use of computers, Microsoft Word and Excel programs, email, and academic and office software platforms (BANNER) as applied to management of student records, report preparation, and related activities.
Effective interpersonal verbal and written communication skills, including various electronic media, telephone, facsimile, e-mail and presentation tools.


Ability to gather data regarding student academic standing, compile information, and prepare reports.
Ability to assist students in developing effective academic strategies.
Ability to creatively and independently problem solve by prioritizing, organizing, and multitasking under pressure while maintaining flexibility to address urgent concerns.
Ability to understand and accommodate individuals with diverse personalities and backgrounds.
Ability to work in a team environment and represent the department in various functions.

Pay Range

$36,319 to $48,425

Special Instructions to Applicants

- To be considered an applicant for employment you must apply online through the UVU.Jobs website.
- 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.
- Application materials become the property of UVU.
- For questions contact Human Resources at

Utah Valley University is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity/ Equal Access Employer.

Keyword Phrases

  • Academic Counseling Center
  • Counselor
  • student centered teaching organization
  • building communities of engaged learners
  • beautiful mountain location
  • Academic Advising
  • Counseling
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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