Academic Advisor - Athletics - Utah Valley University in Orem Utah

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Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Create, coordinate, and monitor individualized academic support services plans for at-risk student-athletes to help ensure retention and eligibility. Communicate the student-athletes’ progress and send reports to athletics coaching staffs, academic advisors, and Director of Compliance detailing academic progress of assigned students. 35%

Collaborate with athletics academic advisors on items such as course and major selection based on student academic goals, strengths and weaknesses. 10%

Oversee study hall for assigned students including oversight of graduate student mentors and coordination of tutorial sessions. 15%

Active Student Services team member seeking to provide coordinated services for prospective student-athletes, student-athletes, coaches, and administrators ensuring the highest levels of customer service and availability. 10%

Serve as member of the Academic Improvement Team to help acquire information for academic reports and create and implement academic improvement plans. 10%

Work with Office of Disability Services to identify students with learning needs and assist with process of obtaining accommodations. 10%

Perform other job related duties as assigned. 10%

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.

Preferred 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 related to the Summary of Duties totaling six years.

All employees of the Athletic Department are required to uphold and abide by all NCAA regulations and Utah Valley University institutional policies and procedures. (Policy available for review in the Athletics and HR Departments)


Knowledge of student development and the ability to assist students in developing effective academic plans and career and life goals in order to promote student retention and academic success.
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.


Proficient in the use of computers and Microsoft Office.
Familiarity or computer aptitude to learn NCAA institutional software as applied to management of student records including: JumpForward, Banner, CAi, and LSDBi. Interpersonal, problem solving and decision-making skills.


Ability to manage and keep up-to-date student records.
Ability to communicate effectively with student-athletes, faculty, athletic administrators and coaches.
Ability to enhance the overall athletic academic program and represent the Department at conferences, community and school events, and other functions pertaining to academics.
Ability to keep confidences.
Ability to always maintain professionalism even in high stress situations.

Pay Range

$15.23 to $19.04 per hour

Special Instructions to Applicants

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

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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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