The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Academic Coordinator. This is a contract, full-time position with a targeted annual salary of $43,600, with full health benefits and membership in the UC Retirement Plan. Academic & Student Services supports the unique needs of each student-athlete by providing strategic services and programming in the areas of academic support, academic counseling, student-athlete development, and student services. Our student-centered approach empowers student-athletes to maximize their educational experience as they pursue their academic and personal goals. It is our mission to graduate self-sufficient learners who are able to successfully embark on life after college.
Academic & Student Services (AS2) is jointly administered through the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Division of Undergraduate Education, providing support to more than 650 student-athletes in 25 sports throughout the academic year and summer sessions.
The Assistant Academic Coordinator collaborates with the Director of Student-Athlete Counseling & Peer Learning, Associate Director for Academic & Student Services, Football Academic Coordinator and team-assigned learning specialists to design and implement student-athletes’ quarterly academic support plans. A caseload will be determined and the Assistant Academic Coordinator will serve as the lead person for these assigned student-athletes.
In this capacity, the Assistant Academic Coordinator will meet with student-athletes to review academic progress and foster student accountability and motivation in their academic endeavors. The Assistant Academic Coordinator provides academic advising and support to student-athletes as students identify, seek and utilize campus resources to support their learning goals and needs. In addition, the Assistant Academic Coordinator assists student-athletes with quarterly program planning to promote timely graduation and monitors a variety of student services functions, as well as NCAA continuing eligibility e.g. Academic Progress Rate (APR) and NCAA Graduation Success Rate (GSR).
The Assistant Academic Coordinator may fulfill several programmatic roles, including serving as an AS2 representative in the recruitment of prospective football student-athletes and contributing to unit-wide traditional programming including Bruin Bridge (summer bridge) programming, class rank meetings and orientation sessions, Scholar-Athlete Banquet, and Student-Athlete Graduation Celebration.
Expressions of interest must be received by 11/13/2018. All applicants must submit their cover letter, resume and references via the following website link: https://hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1408745228015 Search by requisition # 29062. UCLA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
All applicants should demonstrate the following abilities and requirements: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience required; Minimum of one year of experience in an academic support program for student-athletes; Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment and handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion and according to FERPA and HIPAA guidelines; Knowledge, both theoretical and practical, of current advising theory, methods, and strategies for supporting students with learning, attention-focus, motivational and/or emotional needs and goals; Skill in leadership as demonstrated by exercising mature judgment, initiative, communication and teamwork in implementing departmental and university policies and procedures; Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with administrators, staff, coaches, student-athletes and the broader UCLA community; Skill in interacting and communicating diplomatically with persons of diverse social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds. Ability to promote inclusion within a large and culturally diverse staff and student body; Skill in prioritizing tasks and completing work in a timely manner when there are changes in workload, changes in priorities, pressures of deadlines and competing priorities; Outstanding communication skills both oral and written, including skill in writing memos/reports and using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation; Ability to evaluate service delivery systems and to develop new systems, guidelines, and procedures to increase the program’s effectiveness and efficiency; Ability to analyze and evaluate student data and academic records; Working knowledge of NCAA policies, rules and regulations, specifically NCAA academic eligibility requirements, NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) and NCAA Graduation Success Rate (GSR); Working knowledge of and ability to comply with PAC-12, University, and Departmental rules and regulations; Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule including evening hours and weekend assignments due to special events/programming and the recruitment of prospective football student-athletes; Proficiency of computer programs including Windows-based programs such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and Outlook.
Preferred Qualifications include: Master’s Degree or equivalent work experience; Two years of experience in an academic support program for student-athletes; Knowledge of NCAA policies, rules and regulations, specifically NCAA academic eligibility requirements, NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) and NCAA Graduation Success Rate (GSR); Knowledge of UCLA’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, UCLA College of Letters & Science, and Pac-12 Conference policies, rules and regulations; Experience in directing and supervising the duties of paraprofessional staff; Skill in delegating and defining tasks and responsibilities and clarifying priorities.
Additional Salary Information: This is a contract, full-time position with a targeted annual salary of $43,600, with full health benefits and membership in the UC Retirement Plan.
Internal Number: 29062
About University of California, Los Angeles - Intercollegiate Athletics
UCLA Athletics embraces the mantra of "Champions Made Here", not just on the competitive field but in the classroom and in the community. UCLA's broad-based nationally competitive intercollegiate athletics program for men and women was the first in the nation to win 100 NCAA Championships. UCLA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.