Counselor - Academic Standards - Utah Valley University in Orem Utah

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Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah 84058

United States


Detailed Job Description

The Academic Standards Counselor advises students experiencing academic difficulty regarding college policies, procedures and options to return to good standing. This person advises students on warning, probation, continued probation, and suspension status. Emphasis is placed on helping the student find academic success and encouraging retention. Duties include explaining policies, making referrals, maintaining records, interpreting career /interest and personality assessments, dealing with a variety of academic standards issues, coordinating with faculty and staff and other departments on campus. In addition, this position includes preparing statistical reports as needed. You will also be required to represent the department on various projects, committees, and meetings as assigned by the director.
Essential Functions, Major Duties, and/or Accountabilities:
-Maintain a case load of continued probation students and manage necessary records with relevant and accurate information related to their academic standing.
-Evaluate student concerns and counsel students who have exceptional circumstances or hardships while requiring adherence to academic standards policy and procedure. Develops and implements strategies for students' unique situations.
-Assist students in the process of problem solving and evaluating student concerns. Provide resources and utilization of those resources (campus or community) to address concerns.
-Utilize career assessments, personality assessments, and interest assessments in order to assist students with self-awareness in an attempt to improve motivation.
-Represent the department in multiple functions including but not limited to: classroom and community presentations, membership in Advisor Forum and various campus-wide committees, marketing and promotional activities, training seminars, conferences, and workshops as assigned.
-Provide referrals to appropriate campus resources in response to informational requests from community members, UVU employees, and current and potential students, as necessary.
-Utilize various forms of technology including telephone, email, facsimile, presentation and database technologies to monitor, maintain, and provide accurate information to departmental clientele, campus personnel, and community members as necessary.
-Develop and manage Academic Standards Office academic standing database using Microsoft, Excel and Access.
-Prepares semester/term and annual academic standing data reports and analyses.
-Manage website and keep content updated and current.
-Manage academic standing and hold changes based on completion of workshops, mid-semester grade reports, grade changes and standing changes. Coordinates notification to students of changes in standing or hold status.
-Facilitates workshops to support students on probation, continued probation, and suspension.
-Provide support for all other projects as directed by the Academic Standards Director  

Minimum 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, Skills, and Abilities

-Knowledge of psychosocial interviewing and counseling/ coaching techniques.
-Knowledge of and ability to administer and interpret MBTI, STRONG, STRENGTHS and other psychological tests.
-Ability to gather data regarding student academic standing, compile information, and prepare reports.
-Knowledge of student development and the ability to assist students in developing effective academic strategies that align with their life goals in order to promote student retention and academic success.
-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, & related activities.
-Ability to creatively and independently problem solve by prioritizing, organizing, and multitasking under pressure while maintaining flexibility to address urgent concerns.
-Ability to respectfully serve and appreciate individuals with diverse personalities and backgrounds.
-Ability to work in a team environment and represent the department in various functions using public speaking and group presentation skills.
-Ability to use effective interpersonal verbal and written communication skills including various electronic media, telephone, facsimile, e-mail and presentation tools.
-Understanding of and commitment to the UVU's mission and strategic directions.  

Special Instructions to Applicants

- To be considered an applicant for employment you must apply online through the UVU.Jobs website.
- To receive full consideration for post-secondary education, please submit copies of transcripts or diploma of highest degree earned. Transcripts do not have to be official copies.
- 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.
- Our system can only accept supplemental documents (such as cover letters or transcripts) in PDF or Word format. The file size of documents must be less than 2MB. It is strongly recommended that you take documents that are not in an electronic form and scan them into a separate black and white PDF file so you can attach them electronically to the online application. You can get help with this at a local copy center if needed.
- Any offer of employment will be contingent upon the results of a background check, which includes a criminal records check. A criminal conviction is not necessarily a bar to employment.
- Application materials become the property of UVU.
- For questions contact Human Resources at  

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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: See Job Description
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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