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 is an expansion of the Utah College Advising Corps, a University of Utah program that, for over 10 years, has successfully helped students navigate the process of getting into college. This program has been in 12 Utah high schools since 2007 and has demonstrated effectiveness in improving college enrollment and college graduation rates.
As the Board of Regents enters into its 50th year, it is making a permanent mark on Utah’s future landscape by expanding the college access advising program. By making this investment in getting more students to attend—and graduate from—college, especially those who likely would not have otherwise attended, this expanded college access adviser program will:
This position will be responsible for supervising the work of 10-15 regional college access advisers. The regional coordinators will be housed at Utah Valley University, and have a supervisory line to both the College Access Adviser program director and a representative from the Utah Valley University.
This position requires a significant amount of travel within 50 miles (mileage will be reimbursed). Applicant must have reliable
Bachelor’s degree in a related field plus two years of related experience or equivalency. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.PreferencesQualifications
Posted on : Mon, 22 Apr 2019 20:10:10 GMT
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