Job Details

Weber State University
  • Position Number: 5312305
  • Location: Ogden, UT
  • Position Type: Student Affairs and Services

Student Success & Navigational Advisor

Requisition Number: S01784P
Position Category: Staff
Hours Per Week: 40
Months Per Year: 12
Alternate Work Schedule:
Pay Grade: E31
FLSA: Exempt

Job Summary/Basic Function:
The primary function of the Student Success & Navigational Advisor position is to provide support and outreach to prospective and current Weber State University students with a specific focus on Spanish-speaking students and their families. This includes:

  • Supporting students in navigating university processes and resources, setting goals, assessing areas of need, overcoming barriers and developing effective learning strategies and habits through academic coaching and developmental advising
  • Supports daily operations and student support, reporting, and troubleshooting with stakeholders to ensure holistic coaching is provided using the universitys chosen methodology in areas of development such as academic skills, major and career exploration, engagement, managing commitments, and well-being
  • Collaborates with Academic Advisors and other university stakeholders to support student success
  • Utilizing tools such as the catalog, degree evaluations, graduation maps and transfer articulation resources to assist in academic exploration and planning
  • Helping students understand policies and procedures
  • Referring students to other WSU support services that can also help them achieve their academic goals
  • Presenting to groups on and off campus.
  • Conducting outreach to students through various university campaigns
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Periodic evening and weekend work may be required.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • One year full-time related professional experience.
  • Fluent in Spanish and English.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree.
  • Experience in academic advising, coaching, or counseling.
  • Strong verbal and written communication (Spanish and English), listening, record keeping, and information management skills.
  • Ability to retain knowledge concerning university and department policies, think critically, and make appropriate judgment calls pertaining to the application and communication of university and department policies.
  • Ability to become a skilled user of WSUs student information system and other technological tools upon which advisors rely.
  • Customer-service orientation, due to the importance of positive first impressions and positive subsequent contacts with a variety of internal and external constituents.
  • Ability and willingness to work with colleagues and supervisor to build a work schedule that complements the work schedules of peers to ensure sufficient coverage is available.

Background Check? Yes

Benefits Summary:

WSU offers a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, long-term disability, life insurance, retirement, a wellness program with release time and paid incentives, tuition benefits, free tickets to athletic and performing arts events, and paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave.

Job Open Date: 06/06/2024
Review Date: 06/20/2024
Job Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Notes to Applicant:
If you are passionate about what you could offer and accomplish here at WSU, we would love to hear from you. The annual salary for this position starts at $44,000 and may go up from there depending on candidate qualifications. The position comes with a generous benefits package.

To apply, please complete the online application and attach a cover letter, current resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references.

For qualification determination, your application and/or resume must address the required and preferred qualifications and must contain average number of hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be considered incomplete.

Screening of applications will begin June 20, 2024. Position will remain open until filled.

Criminal background check required as a condition of employment.

Physical Activity of this position: Expressing or exchanging ideas. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important instructions to other workers accurately or quickly. , Ability to receive detailed information with or without assistance.

Physical Requirements of this position: Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or consistently to move objects, including the human body. Sitting most of the time. Walking and standing only occasionally if ever.

Visual Acuity Requirements including color, depth perception and field of vision: Required to perform activities such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; using a computer terminal; extensive reading.

The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position: None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

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Weber State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating an inclusive environment by welcoming all individuals, including culturally diverse staff, faculty, and student body. WSU values every individual by embracing all identities through the promotion of belonging, creativity, and uniqueness. We strive to create environments which are welcoming, inclusive, and equitable for all. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected categories, such as disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, religion, national origin, veterans status, or others, as required by law and university policy (see Weber State University's Policy and Procedure Manual 3-32).

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