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Position: Counselor - Multicultural Outreach Latino/Hispanic

Grade Department Position type: Position Number
38 4CF – Department not found Full-time A97951

Position Summary:

Under the direct supervision of the Director - Multi Cultural Center, the Counselor - Multicultural Outreach Latino/Hispanic will advise new, prospective, transfer and continuing Latino/Hispanic and Multicultural student’s in General Academic majors and general education courses including: developmental and career counseling; test interpretation and advising; helping students develop educational plans toward graduation; counsel and explore with undecided students; strive to meet Hispanic/Latino and Multicultural student cultural/ethnic needs; coordinate Multicultural programs.

Essential Functions, Major Duties, and/or Accountabilities:
  • Maintain an advising/counseling caseload of incoming and continuing undergraduate Latino and Multicultural students in terms of counseling, advisement and other school-related support.
  • Coordinate all Latino Initiatives and Outreach Efforts for UVU. 
  • Manage Latino Initiative budget including Latino Scholarship Fund. 
  • Collaborate with College Marketing, Enrollment Marketing and Academic Departments to coordinate Latino Marketing in order to increase the number of Latino students attending UVU. 
  • Engage and increase partnerships with Latino community affairs, businesses, families and other entities.
  • Support and help coordinate other multicultural center projects, programs and services.
  • Coordinate and meet regularly with local school administrators and UVU PK-16 Alliance to increase multicultural K-16 partnerships and programs. 
  • Research and publicize resources for Latino families, students and the Latino community at-large. 
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • N/A

Special Requirements of the Position:
  • N/A


Graduation from an accredited institution with a master's degree in a closely related field and two years experience working professionally with Latino community.

  • Knowledge of student development and the ability to assist students in developing effective academic plans and career/life goals to promote student retention and academic success.
  • Knowledge of student advising and teaching laws, techniques and content, curriculum, and graduation requirements specific to the academic major, department or school, and the ability to anticipate departmental and student needs.
  • Knowledge of recruiting and retention strategies for Latino students.
  • Knowledge of fund raising and networking techniques, practices, and partnerships that improve resources for multicultural students. 
  • Ability to serve individuals of diverse ethnic cultural backgrounds through the use of effective interpersonal and communication skills using various communication media.
  • Ability to maintain Latino Initiative financial records, advisement and client records and computer applications relevant to Multicultural Center procedures.
  • Ability to establish relationships with the Hispanic/Latino community.
  • Ability to develop programs and events that enhance Latino student success.
  • Ability to creatively and independently problem solve by prioritizing and multitasking while under pressure.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in written format in English and Spanish.
  • Ability to collaborate with various entities inside and outside of the department.

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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