University of Utah College Access Advisors in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 04/02/2018

Requisition Number PRN16758B

Job Title College Access Advisors

Working Title College Access Advisors

Job Grade C

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Varies. Monday – Friday 7:30am-3:30pm. Some evenings/weekends required.

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 01490 - Outreach and Engagement

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range Approx. $23,140 for 10-month contract/$27,768.00 annual

Close Date 06/01/2018

Open Until Filled No

Job Summary

The Utah College Advising Corps is a university-based, college access initiative that seeks to help more Utah students from low-income, first-generation and underrepresented backgrounds attend college. Recent college graduates will serve as college access advisors in selected public secondary institutions throughout the state. Working alongside school staff, advisors 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 6, 2018, and ends May 31, 2019 (the end date may be a few days earlier depending on the school district).

Follow instructions in the “Special Instructions Box” exactly. Incomplete or incorrect applications will not be considered.

This job entails working with underage youth and as such you will be required to complete and pass the following:

• Criminal background check

• Fingerprinting


1. Applications are being accepted April 2 – May 31, 2018.

2. Candidates for interview will be notified early to mid-June.

3. Decisions will be made by early to mid-July.

4. The position begins August 6, 2018.

Follow instructions in the “Special Instructions Box” exactly.


•Participate in a two-week intensive summer training program, beginning August 8, 2018, to prepare advisers on admissions processes, financial aid and scholarships, test preparation, and working with diverse populations.

•Work one-on-one with seniors in providing them with timely and relevant information on college admissions processes, financing college, as well as registering for and takingACT/SATexaminations.

•Support district-wide and school efforts that promote college and career readiness

•Assist students with finding scholarship resources outside of college/university and government funding.

•Assist school staff in hosting college fairs and information sessions for students and parents.

•Assist with publicity and outreach in the school to ensure that students are aware of all opportunities regarding college admission and financial aid.

•When possible, participate in extracurricular activities in the school/community in an effort to build relationships with students and parents.

•Bilingual, Spanish-speaker a plus.

Follow instructions in the “Special Instructions Box” exactly.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree (obtained by the end of summer 2018) is required.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

You must submit all required documents (listed below) at the time you complete the application, including resume, transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) and both essays.

1. Resume

2. Transcripts – Should demonstrate your status as a college graduate by the end of Summer 2018.

3. Essays – Typed, and no longer than three pages, double-spaced. These essays need to answer the following prompts:

Writing Sample 1: The Utah College Advising Corps at the University of Utah is a university-based, college access initiative that brings talented, enthusiastic advisors to communities that need and want them. We are proud to serve in Salt Lake, Jordan, Canyons, Granite and Washington County school districts. Explain how your skills and background will prepare you to make the college admissions process accessible to first-generation, low-income and underrepresented high school students.

Writing Sample 2: College Access Advisors can face significant challenges during their service. Describe a significant challenge you have encountered personally and/or professionally. What steps did you take to address or overcome the challenge? How did others around you respond? How did the success or failure of that challenge affect you?

4) Two letters of recommendation must be received by Nicole Batt by 5:00 pm on June 8th. You can attach them to your application, send them to, or mail to Utah College Advising Corp, 1901 E. South Campus Drive #1215,SLCUT 84112.

Additional Information

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: 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: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.