The Academic Advisor (Academic Coordinator) in the Office of Undergraduate Studies and Academic Services (Athletics) works with the Academic Services Administrator (Director Football Academics) in the organization, implementation, and evaluation of the academic support programming, advising, mentoring, and academic progress monitoring the USF Men's Football program. This position will also have direct oversight for the organization, implementation, and evaluation of academic support programming, advising, mentoring and academic progress monitoring of an Olympic sport(s). This includes evaluation of academic risk/need, administration, and supervision of structured one-on-one and small group academic support sessions; academic advising and management of comprehensive graduation plans; preparing and analyzing reports; strategic management of NCAA continuing eligibility/athletics certification; engagement in APR/GSR tracking; leading and participating in meetings with coaching staff and administration; participation in university committees and meetings as assigned; and other administrative responsibilities in support of the Academic Services staff and mission. In addition, this position will oversee two Assistant Academic Coordinators (Interns) in the implementation of the academic support services for USF Men's Football program. The incumbent in this position ensures adherence to all NCAA, Conference, and instruction rules and regulations.
Works with the Academic Services Administrator (Director- Football Academics) in setting the structure and vision for the football academic support program; Oversees coordination of the Academic Support Program for assigned Olympic Sport(s). Administers and supervises structured one-on-one and group academic support sessions for student-athletes. Prepares and analyzes reports related to student-athlete academic performance; proactively and strategically identifies and develops plans for the support, advising, mentoring, and development of current, former, and future student athletes. Collaborates with appropriate Academic Services, Athletics, UGS and campus staff in supporting student-athletes and applicable Academic Services programming.
Advises student-athlete caseload on major/course selection, in collaboration with college major advisor. Evaluates academic risk/need of student-athletes; provides guidance to students to develop and continuously maintain comprehensive graduation plans. Creates and manages the Academic Success Plans (ASP) for Men?s Football and one Olympic Sport. Provides detailed and timely grade reports and updates on the academic progress of supported teams and student-athletes. Completes and distributes End of Semester Reports for assigned sport(s).
Monitors and tracks continuing eligibility for assigned Olympic Sport, including management of applicable reports and collaboration with Academic Services, Athletics Compliance and University Registrar's Office in support of the Athletics certification process. Strategically collaborates on compilation of NCAA APR and GSR tracking and projections. Completes and maintains applicable eligibility reports; confirms Assistant University Registrar transfer assessments for Athletics Certification.
Serves as representative for administration and/or committee involvement in support of Academic Services, the Office of Undergraduate Studies, and campus partners, including budget tracking as applicable. Assists in the recruitment of prospective student-athletes (PSAs) for assigned sports on official and unofficial visits; meets with professional scouts as needed. Collaborates with Student-Athlete Enhancement regarding student-athlete development programming and initiatives.
Performs other duties as assigned by the department and/or unit.
This position requires a Master's degree in Education, Counseling or academic field directly related to the Advisor's specific responsibilities; or a Bachelor's degree in those same fields with a minimum of one year of progressively responsible experience in advising or related academic functions within higher education. Work experience may not be substituted for the Bachelor's degree requirement for this position.
Master's degree in Education, counseling or an academic field directly related to the specific responsibilities and athletic advising and student-athlete development experience. Experience working with student-athletes, staff and administration in an intercollegiate athletics department for a NCAA Division I college or university. Experience with public speaking and motivational techniques.
Availability and/or flexibility to work nights and weekends will be necessary at times.
Internal Number: 23485
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