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Position: Academic Advisor - Deaf & Hard of Hearing

Grade Department Position type: Position Number
35 4CB – Department not found Full-time A99230

Position Summary:

Collaborate with Assistant Director of Deaf Services and Manager of Accommodation Services to facilitate appropriate educational accommodations for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students. Advise Deaf and Hard of Hearing students related to general education and academic  programs using sign language when needed. Authorize accommodation for hearing loss and provide registration assistance. Refer Deaf and Hard of Hearing students to appropriate areas of UVU and community. Coordinate with appropriate academic departments & students services to retain deaf and Hard of Hearing students. Develop budget report for every semester of Deaf and Hard of Hearing students service. Maintain "No-Show" duties. Manage concerns, problems, and issues.

Essential Functions, Major Duties, and/or Accountabilities:
  • Explains UVU and ASD's policies and procedures to Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) students and authorizes qualified DHH students for accommodative services. 
  • Assists students with enrollment and priority registration.Develop individualized progress plans for Deaf students.
  • Monitors student progress from first semester through graduation.
  • Maintains No-Show duties (i.e. inform appropriate parties of No-Shows and maintain accurate records, payments and fees).
  • Works with Assistant Director and Supervisor of Speech-to-Text Services in providing accommodations.
  • Prepares accommodation letters for faculty; be available to faculty and staff for further dialogue.
  • Prepares feedback forms and distribute to students and return input information.
  • Coordinates yearly Orientation for students.
  • Communicates effectively using different modes of communication )e.g.sign language, written English, etc.).
  • Maintains accurate information of resources, programs, and scholarships available to students attending UVU.
  • Prepares budget reports.
  • Advises students about future classes, their educational goals and their plans.
  • Refers students to an ASD counselor for additional disability determination other than hearing loss and work with ASD counselor if needed.
  • Maintains Deaf and Hard of Hearing Student’s Handbook.
  • Participate in Interview Committees for new service providers. Coordinate campus visits for Deaf & Hard of Hearing students.Develop & maintain working relationships with high school faculty, counselors, & community agencies.
  • Fills out interpreter request forms as well as various other forms when needed.
  • Determines appropriate courses placements based on assessment scores and pre-requisites.
  • Collects and maintains pertinent data information in student files as per confidentiality laws: ADA, FERPA and GRAMA.
  • Inputs all intake packets into the database and write case notes after any means of communication with students when appropriate and needed.
  • Authorizes removal  of “holds” that have been placed on students records by ASD.
  • Assists with student concerns, problems, and issues.
  • Participates in regular performance evaluations with supervisor and keeps a current work plan.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • N/A

Special Requirements of the Position:
  • Must be fluent in American Sign Language, English and written English.   


Graduation from an accredited institution with a bachelor’s degree in a related field and 2 years’ experience related to the summary of duties.

  • Knowledge of state and federal laws related to the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing.
  • Strong knowledge of American Sign Language and the Deaf culture 
  • Knowledge and familiar with the interpreter/TypeWell/CUE and CART's Professional Code of Conduct.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Knowledge and familiar with Excel, Word and various other computer programs.   
  • Ability to creatively and independently problem solve by prioritizing and multitasking while under pressure.    
  • Ability to represent Accessibility Services Department in a professional and collegiate manner. 
  • Ability to read and access audiograms.

This position 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 list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the position.
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