Academic Advisor - Athletics - Utah Valley University in Orem Utah

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Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah

United States


Detailed Job Description

Provides academic and career advising services for students and advises students as they develop academic schedules appropriate for their educational goals. Creates, coordinates, and monitors individualized academic support services plans for at-risk student-athletes to help ensure retention and eligibility. Communicates the student-athletes’ progress and sends reports to appropriate coaching staffs, academic advisors, and the Director of Compliance detailing academic progress of assigned students.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and two years of experience related to the Summary of Duties or a combination of education and experience in the Summary of Duties totaling six years.


Knowledge of university course schedules, course curriculum, and degree requirements.
Knowledge of student advisement methods and techniques (monitoring students’ classes, scheduling, academic progress and registration).
Knowledge of NCAA Division I rules relating to intercollegiate athletic programs, academic advisement, and student-athlete academic eligibility.
Knowledge and understanding of drug education and student-athlete wellness.
Knowledge of instructional strategies and techniques and study skills.
Knowledge of student development and the ability to assist students in developing effective academic plans and career and life goals.
Knowledge of student advising and teaching laws and techniques including content, curriculum, and graduation requirements specific to the academic major, department or school, and the ability to anticipate department and student needs.


Skill in the use of computers and Microsoft Office.
Interpersonal, problem solving and decision-making skills.


Ability to learn NCAA institutional software, including JumpForward, Banner, CAi, and LSDBi.
Ability to independently solve problems under pressure.
Ability to serve individuals with diverse personalities.
Ability to work in a team environment.
Ability to understand and commit to the university’s mission, strategic directions, and communities of engaged learners.
Ability to manage and keep up-to-date student records.
Ability to communicate effectively with student-athletes, faculty, athletic administrators and coaches.
Ability to represent the Department at conferences, community and school events, and other functions pertaining to academics.
Ability to keep maintain confidential information.
Ability to always maintain professionalism even in high stress situations.

Pay Range

$15.23 to $19.04 per hour

Keyword Phrases

  • Athletics
  • Academic Advisor - Athletics
  • student centered teaching organization
  • building communities of engaged learners
  • beautiful mountain location
  • Academic Advising
  • Athletic Department & Coaching
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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