NOTICE OF POSITION VACANCY University of Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics
Position: Academic Counselor 12 month, 100% Academic Professional Appointment Primary Position Function/Summary: Reporting directly to the Associate Athletic Director of Academic Services & Student-Athlete Development, the Academic Counselor will coordinate academic activities for student-athletes on assigned sport teams. The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu. Major Duties and Responsibilities: •Oversee and report individual and team weekly study hall sessions (15%) •Monitor and report academic progress of assigned student-athletes relative to NCAA, Big Ten and University requirements (25%) •Assist student athletes with academic schedule development and major exploration and planning (10%) •Facilitate interaction with or guide assigned student-athletes to campus and academic resources (5%) •Prepare and distribute NCAA required travel letters for athletes (2%) •Communicate with campus faculty and staff regarding student-athlete progress and performance (5%) •Provide academic evaluation of recruits (5%) •Schedule campus appointments for, and meet with, prospective student--athletes on both official and unofficial visits (5%) •Consult with coaches on a regular basis regarding academic performance of their student-athletes (10%) •Provide comprehensive semester grade reports to Associate Athletic Director of Academic Services (5%) •Work compatibly and cooperatively with all personnel within the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics and on the University of Illinois campus (5%) •Must be available to work some evenings and weekends (5%) •Maintain knowledge of and compliance with specific NCAA, Big Ten Conference, and institution rules that relate to this position is required. (3%) Salary: Commensurate with qualifications Starting Date: As soon as possible after closing date Application: In order to receive full consideration, a letter of application, resume, and names of three references must be received by November 26, 2018. Applications not submitted through https://jobs.illinois.edu will not be considered. Candidate must upload a letter of application and resume. Online application will require the names and contact information for three references. For further information regarding application procedures, contact: Brian Russell, email@example.com Interviews may take place before closing date but no selection will be made until after the closing date. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.
Education: Master’s degree in Education, Counseling or Sport Management or closely related field required.
Experience: Required: Strong written and oral communication skills required One to two years full-time professional experience in academic services for student-athletes required.
Preferred: Experience in athletic academic counseling and/or higher education, preferably with either Football, Men’s/Women’s Basketball student-athletes.
Internal Number: A1800717
About University of Illinois, Division of Intercollegiate Athletics
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a member of the Big Ten Conference and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.