Job Positions

Academic Counselor

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10


First-Year Advising Center


Utah Valley University

Date Posted:

Oct 4 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:


Position Description

Counsels and advises new, prospective, and transfer students in all aspects of university-wide academic programs, student development, and career planning. Manages a student caseload using predictive analytics and proactive outreach to improve retention. Duties include explaining policies, making referrals, maintaining records, interpreting test scores, addressing academic standards issues, coordinating academic issues with faculty and staff, and attending meetings as assigned.


Knowledge of career and academic counseling practices, services, activities, and operations. Knowledge of student development theory and effective student success strategies. Knowledge of psychosocial interviewing and counseling techniques including the administration and interpretation of relevant tests. Knowledge of career assessment, counseling, and other related technology. Knowledge of and commitment to UVU’s mission and strategic directions. Demonstrated skill in effective interpersonal, collaboration, and professionalism. Demonstrated skill in verbal and written communication. Demonstrated skill in problem-solving and decision-making. Ability to gather, interpret, and apply data and information to improve student success. Ability to serve students from diverse backgrounds and with diverse needs. Ability to work effectively in a team environment.

Application Process

To apply, visit:

Institution Information

Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicant’s qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Additional Information

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

Contact Information

For questions, or any additional information, contact Kyle Hicken at


Required Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited institution with a master’s degree in a directly related field, plus two years of experience related to the Summary of Duties of the position.

Preferred Qualifications