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

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Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Counsels with students and parents at East High School to develop individualized strengths-based intake summary and education plan. Provides counseling services based on customized education plans. Develops and implements activities and programs based on the statewide GEAR UP grant to assist students to successfully graduate high school and attend college. Monitors student academic progress. Provides feedback and assistance to students. Hires, trains and supervises GEAR UP tutors.

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

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.
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.
Graduation from an accredited institution with a master’s degree in counseling, psychology, social science, or a related field AND two years experience related to the summary of duties with at least one of those years counseling at-risk students.


Knowledge of low-income, minority, and at-risk high school and college student populations.
Knowledge of rapport-building techniques.
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.
Knowledge of high school, two-year college program, and traditional four-year college graduation requirements.


Skill in academic counseling, career guidance, high school student retention and graduation strategies, college-readiness strategies, scholarship awareness and first-generation college student preparation.
Skill in academic and outreach program development.
Skill in interpersonal communication, problem-solving, decision-making, and public-relations.
Skill 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 supervise and lead other individuals.
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 annually

Special Instructions to Applicants

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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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