University of Utah Job Description
*This job code is only for use within Undergraduate Studies*
Student Success Advocates work to assist students in identifying direction, engaging with high impact activities / services, and accomplishing goals. Specifically, advocates foster successful transition to the university environment, identify services and resources for degree development that meet students’ needs, assist students in identifying resources for major and career selection, link students with opportunities to engage in deep learning and encourage timely graduation.
Master’s degree in higher education, student affairs, counseling, or other related area, or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience).
Previous experience in an advising, counseling or teaching in higher education environment is preferred
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
1. Provide individualized advising to new, transfer, and continuing students, linking them to campus opportunities to enhance their academic program.
2. Develop a working knowledge of University of Utah academic advising, financial aid, and career development services and procedures to utilize in student advising.
3. Engage with departmental and program academic advisors to fain a working knowledge of program requirements to consider when assisting students in connecting with University resources and opportunities.
4. Utilize student success and persistence, student identity development, and learning theories to shape student interactions.
5. Employ listening and advising practices to assist students from diverse backgrounds in accessing University resources and opportunities, and developing graduation plans.
6. Develop resources (printed literature, web sites, deep learning strategy videos, social media sites, etc.) to assist students in exploring opportunities to enhance their academic program.
7. Document advising sessions and develop practices and procedures for following up with students and maintaining engagement.
Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required
Nearly Continuously: Office environment.
Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required
Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.
Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.
Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.
250 East 200 South, Suite 125,
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: 801.581.2169 Email: AskHR@utah.edu
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