University of Utah Student Navigator in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 04/05/2018

Requisition Number PRN07888N

Job Title UU Student - Other

Working Title Student Navigator

Job Grade SJ

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week 15

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Between 8am-5pm. Will require some nights and weekends.

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00292 - TRiO

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $10.00 per hour

Close Date

Job Summary

The Student Navigator will work with the Mentor within theTRIO-Student Support Services (SSS) Program to facilitate overall success and support activities within theTRIO-SSSProgram. Student Navigators will check in with first time freshmen students to ensure familiarity with navigating the University of Utah academic environment. Additionally, Student Navigators will work with the Lead Mentor in developing content for theTRIOSSSWorkshop Series for the fall and spring semesters, lead community building activities, and support administrative responsibilities for theTRIOSSSProgram.

TheTRIOStudent Support Services Programs (SSS) at the University of Utah is an educational success program for first generation, low-income and students with disabilities who are seeking their first bachelor’s degree. TheSSSProgram serves qualified admitted students at the university and provides students with academic advising, tutoring, financial aid assistance, career exploration and course offerings in math, writing and first year experience (tuition free to those who qualify) as well as disburses $30,000 of scholarships to participants in the program each year. This program is funded by the US Department of Education, Office of Post-secondary Education.


•Practical peer leadership, communication skills, and facilitation experience and development.

•Develop and demonstrate personal qualities that are important to future employers, including commitment, responsibility, self-confidence, and team work.

•Increased familiarity with campus resources and support systems.

•Close working relationship withTRIOprofessional staff and network ofTRIOpeers.

•A chance to make a difference!


•Maintain contact with students to ensure follow up with required services and activities within the program and the university environment.

•Assist in the development of the workshop series for the fall and spring semesters.

•Assist with planning and promoting program activities and events.

•Assist with outreach efforts to prospectiveTRIOstudents.

•Refer students to appropriate campus resources.

•Communicate with professional staff regarding student progress and transition.

•Promote a supportive environment for all participants and serve as a positive role model and representative of theTRIOoffice.

Minimum Qualifications

Department Specific Qualifications

•Must have completed a minimum of two years of college, and have a minimum 3.0CGPA.

•Be a currentTRIO-SSSParticipant and be willing to be an active participant for the 2018-2019 academic year.

•Must be a responsible individual with good interpersonal skills who enjoys working with students from diverse economic, social, and cultural backgrounds.

•Be willing to commit 15 hours per week.

•Preference will be given to students who are eligible for work-study.

•Student Navigators must attend:

oStudent Navigator Training (one week prior to the first week of the fall semester)

oTRIO-SSSFall Student Welcome (First Saturday in the fall semester)


Special Instructions Summary

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 applicants, 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”). 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.

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