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Position: Academic Advisor - Mathematics

Grade Department Position type: Position Number
35 2KH – Department not found Full-time A97830

Position Summary:

Under direct supervision, the Academic Advisor - Mathematics will: advise new, prospective, and transfer students in all aspects of academic programs including developmental and career advising as well as helping students develop an educational plan toward graduation with emphasis on managing and advising a caseload toward greater retention.

Essential Functions, Major Duties, and/or Accountabilities:

·         Works with Advisor Training and Development staff to learn all aspects of UVU academic advising and achieve advisor certification.

·         Respond to informational requests from potential students, staff, high school counselors and others interested and create/update informational materials.

·         Maintain a case load of incoming and continuing undergraduate students. Provide information, assistance and referrals to student support services to assist advisees in managing their college experience, including internships and research opportunities. Interpret and explain UVU policies and procedures to advisees.

·         Assist students in the development of meaningful educational plans and academic major and emphasis selection which are compatible with their life goals. Facilitate career exploration and planning activities with students. Assist students with course planning to meet educational and career goals and assist students with the enrollment and registration process.

·         Review post-secondary institution unofficial transcripts and prior academic history. Interpret test scores and assist students in appropriate course placement.

·         Counsels students in academic difficulty, removes holds, etc. to facilitate their progress. Provide accurate program information to continuing and prospective students in person, via telephone and email and on site at UVU. Advocate and problem solve with faculty, administration and staff on student academic problems, issues and concerns.

·         Maintain student advising records using computer applications relevant for file maintenance and organization of case load.

·         Serve as a member of the Advisement Forum and attend and participate in meetings, activities, and events of the forum. May represent the department on any relevant University committees, departmental committees, or professional associations/organizations and perform miscellaneous job-related duties as needed and/or assigned.

·         Consult with faculty and staff in order to provide accurate information concerning program changes, assessment guidelines, course and instructor information, transfer issues, scholarships and appropriate referrals.

·         Organize, coordinate or assist in managing a number of undergraduate student programs or advisement related events. Examples of such events include: Majors Fair, Parent Orientation, International Student and Parent Orientation, Career Fairs, undergraduate information sessions, regional, national, and international guidance counselor events.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • N/A

Special Requirements of the Position:

  • ·         May include evening, weekend, and off campus hours. 

  • Qualifications:

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

    • 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.
    • Skill in the use of computers, computer terminals, and academic and office software platforms (BANNER) as applied to management of student records, report preparation, and related activities.
    • Ability to creatively and independently problem solve by prioritizing and multitasking while under pressure.
    • Ability to serve individuals with diverse personalities through the use of effective interpersonal and communication skills using various communication media including telephone, facsimile, and email.
    • Ability to work in a team environment.
    • Understanding of and commitment to UVU’s mission, strategic directions, and communities of engaged learners.


    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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