The Center for the Academic Development of Student-Athletes (ADSA) provides the academic support services to the sports of Football, Men's and Women's Basketball. The Academic Counselors provide academic advising and mentoring, and help facilitate the services each student needs. Counselors work to assist with the transition from high school to college, helping to balance academics and athletics. This position will be the Academic Counselor for Women’s Basketball.
Weekly/bi-weekly meetings with student-athletes to ensure they are on task each week.
Advise for registration each term.
Provides academic counseling for varsity sports as designated; Maintain reports on student-athlete eligibility, study hall, and class checking.
Communicate, meet with, and report to respective coach(es). Assist with study hall, AARO, summer bridge programming and other department functions.
Education and Experience:
Master's degree is required, preferably in Counseling, Education or Sports Administration
A minimum of two years' full-time work experience academically advising student-athletes.
Experience with the sports of football/men’s basketball or women’s basketball is preferred.
Experience and understanding of NCAA.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Candidate must demonstrate strong verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills due to interactions with students, families, faculty, coaches, and other university staff.
Must demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills as well as strong organizational skills.
Candidate must possess strong problem solving skills and the ability to adapt to changing priorities and student needs.
Must also be a self-starter with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision and collaboratively within a team environment.
Knowledge of Gradesfirst system is preferred. A working knowledge of Microsoft Office is essential.
Sit for long periods of time
Deadline to Apply: April 24, 2017
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Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications
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