• Academic and Career Advisor

    Job ID 2019-1134
    Job Locations
    Academic Administrative Faculty
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Rocky Vista University in Ivins, Utah is conducting a search for an
    Academic and Career Advisor.

    To be considered for this position applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume and salary requirement.



    PRIMARY PURPOSE:         Works closely with the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs to support students of the Southern Utah campus. This position will provide advising guidance and support to all students to help them reach their academic and career goals. 




    Academic Support Duties

    1. Develop and deliver personalized programs of academic self-improvement and group workshops on relevant topics.
    2. Conduct confidential consultation regarding learning styles, time management, academic performance, study skills, and other success strategies.
    3. Direct all aspects of the academic tutoring program on campus including recruiting, selection, interviewing, hiring, training scheduling, supervision, “Meet the Tutors” sessions, weekly review PowerPoints, and budget management.
    4. Maintain accurate files and perform academic tracking, intervention, and follow-up with all students.
    5. Problem solve with students around their academic program and other factors affecting their lives as students.
    6. Recommend appropriate actions based on students’ academic abilities, personal obligations, and career goals.
    7. Collaborate with key faculty and staff to better identify students in need and monitor their progress.
    8. Manage and provide educational support services for students needing ADA accommodations.
    9. Recognize different types of crises and refer students to campus/community resources as deemed appropriate.


    Career Advisement Duties

    1. Advise students holistically by clarifying personal, academic, and career goals.
    2. Provide one-on-one advising to students to ensure academic success including career planning, academic advising, student activities, and preparing academic papers and presentations for local and national levels.
    3. Provide career planning and development workshops, activities and networking events utilizing resources such as the Careers in Medicine (CIM) website.
    4. Provide support and guidance for CV and Personal Statement development.
    5. Manage and monitor student academic progress and degree completion.
    6. Organize and facilitate year-round strategic student advising communication campaigns.


    Student Affairs/General Duties

    1. Perform ongoing assistance with Student Affairs events and activities.
    2. Work with the Director of Student Life to assess the programming needs of students.
    3. Participate in regular collaboration meetings with counterparts on Colorado Campus.
    4. Have a clear understanding of all university and college academic policies; and work on a daily basis with other entities across campus.
    5. Help students navigate institutional policies and procedures.
    6. Participate in the prospective student interviewing process.
    7. Other duties as assigned by Assistant Dean of Students or Campus Dean.





    1. Assist administration, faculty, and staff in special projects as needed.
    2. Participate in community and professional outreach activities on behalf of the college and university.
    3. Develop a positive working relationship with students, providing support in various academic and non-academic arenas.




    1. Ability to communicate clearly effectively, both orally and in writing.
    2. Public speaking.
    3. Ability to maintain confidentiality and security of information.
    4. Ability to problem-solve.
    5. Excellent organizational skills.
    6. If needed, ability to work outside of normal business hours.
    7. Knowledge of University and College Policy and Procedures.  



    1. Bachelors degree from an accredited higher education institution.
    2. Prior advising, counseling, or equivalent experience at an accredited university, health profession college, or medical school.



    1. Bachelors degree in a related field, including counseling, psychology, etc.
    2. Masters degree in related field
    3. Three years of prior experience in an advising or counseling position at an accredited university, health profession college, or medical school.


    Final applicant will be required to pass background check and drug screening.


    RVU offers a full benefit package that includes 401(k), Health, Dental and Vision insurance, paid vacation, sick and holidays.

    Rocky Vista University is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary.


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