Job TitleCollege Access Advisors
Working TitleCollege Access Advisors
Patient Sensitive Job Code?No
Standard Hours per Week40
Full Time or Part Time?Full Time
Work Schedule Summary
VP AreaAcademic Affairs
Department01490 - Outreach and Engagement
CitySalt Lake City, UT
Type of RecruitmentExternal Posting
Pay Rate RangeApprox. $23,140 for 10-month contract
Open Until FilledNo
Too many Utah high school students are not going on to college. Though college is accessible to everyone in Utah-the majority of the public colleges and universities in the state are open-access, meaning anyone can attend-many high school students don't think college is possible for them. And even if they do, many have no idea where to even start. These problems are often especially true for those with significant barriers to college entry, such as students who are low-income, first-generation, or underrepresented. This program works to get more students to attend-and graduate from-college, especially those who likely would not have otherwise attended. The college access adviser program will:
• Increase college enrollment
• Increase college graduation
• Change the course of inter-generational poverty
The college access adviser assists Utah high school students in realizing their post-secondary dreams by advising students with college admissions, financial aid, and scholarship applications; coordinating information with high school staff at the student's school.
College advisers seek to help more Utah students attend college. Recent college graduates will serve as college access advisers in selected public secondary institutions throughout the state. Working alongside school staff, advisers will assist students with navigating the college admissions process. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions applications, financial aid forms and scholarship applications, and college entrance examination registration and preparation.
This position is on a 10-month contract and begins August 3, 2020 and ends May 31, 2021 (the end date is subject to change and may be earlier depending on the last day of school).
This job entails working with underage youth, and as such you will be required to complete and pass the following:
• Criminal background check
1. Interviews will be held early to late June to early July.
2. The position begins on August 3, 2020.
This position is currently consideredCategory IIA: Not required on campus and has the ability to telework remotely for the duration of the University of Utah's response to COVID -19. An employee hired into this role will be responsible for providing space, telephone, printing, networking and/or internet capabilities at the telecommute location and agree to the terms of the University of Utah campus and Health Academics COVID -19 Telecommuting Agreement.
Once the K-12 schools open, this position will be reclassified toCategory I: Mandatory and required on campus or health care facilities to support on-site operations. Employees hired into this category will be required to be physically located at (insert work site) if they are healthy and without COVID -19 symptoms.
Follow instructions in the"Special Instructions Summary"exactly. Incomplete or incorrect applications will not be considered.
• Participate in a two-week intensive summer training program, beginning August 3, 2020, to prepare advisers on admissions processes, financial aid and scholarships, test preparation, and working with diverse populations. This training is tentatively scheduled to be a virtual training.
• Provides one-on-one, timely, and relevant information on college admissions processes, financing college, as well as registering for and taking ACT / SAT examinations.
• Encourages each student to consider a broad range of appropriate college choices.
• Helps each student complete and submit admissions and financial-aid applications.
• Assists each student in interpreting correspondence from colleges, including offers of admission and financial aid.
• Encourages students and their families to consider, plan for, and apply to colleges and universities.
• Organizes events
• Visits classrooms, assemblies, and club meetings to offer advising services and emphasize the importance of college.
• Establishes productive working relationships with principals, counselors, and teachers in the assigned high school.
• Assess in consultations with the program director and school personnel, the particular needs of each school, and adapt programs and activities to meet these needs.
• Actively seeking the advice and counsel of the on-site supervisor at each partner high school.
• Assists in the efforts of other advisers within the service area.
• Helps organize; provide support for, and attending evening and weekend events organized by other advisers.
• Assists in the assessment and long-term sustainability of the program.
• Assists the program director and evaluation staff to identify, collect, and interpret key progress and outcome variables to evaluate the effectiveness of the program.
• Assist students with finding scholarship resources outside of college/university and government funding.
• Submits monthly progress reports to the program director documenting progress and outcome data.
• Maintains expertise in admissions and financial aid advising.
• Consults with the program director to seek out and participate in other opportunities for professional development.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.
Follow instructions in the"Special Instructions Summary"exactly.
A Bachelor's degree (obtained by the end of summer 2020) is required.
Bilingual, Spanish-speaker a plus.
Preference given to previous advisers with experience at the high school in which they will be placed.
Recent college graduates will be given preference.
Special Instructions Summary
You must submit all required documents (listed below) at the time you complete the application, including resume, cover letter, and transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable).
2. Cover Letter: Explain how your skills and background will prepare you to make the college process accessible for high school students in the state of Utah. If you are not a recent college graduate, explain what you know about the college-going process for high school students.
3. Unofficial Transcripts - Should demonstrate your status as a college graduate.
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran's status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans' preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.
To inquire about this posting, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: email@example.com .
The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems ("URS"). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS' post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.
This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.
The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems ("URS"). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS' post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.