University of South Dakota, Student Athlete Success Center Advisor. Duties include: working with student athletes to promote their academic success and orientation to University life; assisting students to select a major through activities developed to help them identify their academic strengths and interests, study skills, time management, organizational skills, and methods for choosing balanced schedules factoring in the demands of classes, practice, competition and eligibility; advising student athletes regarding general education and degree requirements and registering them for classes; writing detailed reports to coaches, conduct and attend team meetings, compile semester grade/eligibility reports; working collaboratively with the Athletics Department staff, Director of the Academic and Career Planning Center, Director of University Honors and Undergraduate Studies, the academic departments, the Registrar’s office, Admissions, and the Student Activities Center to provide student athletes with accurate information and guidance as they make decisions about course selections and programs of study; monitoring NCAA eligibility degree progress requirements, mentor academic at risk student-athletes, assist with study table, recruiting, and other duties as assigned; conducting workshops and training sessions on campus to inform student athletes about NCAA eligibility requirements, and academic programs; serving as an advisor during the summer registration program for incoming student athletes; may also include teaching a first-year success courses and other academic skills/orientation courses. Some evening and weekend work is required.
Bachelor’s degree required. Knowledge of NCAA Division I academic eligibility and degree progress criteria is essential. Ability to relate to diverse groups of individuals is important.
A Master’s degree in counseling, education or related field is preferred. Experience in academic counseling/advising position preferred and experience working with college students, preferably in an advising, counseling, or teaching capacity; excellent communication skills; and the ability to relate to and establish rapport with college students. Knowledge of retention issues and practices, and knowledge of USD academic requirements and registration processes desirable.
Application Deadline: until filled
The University of South Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff and administration.
About University of South Dakota
USD is a NCAA Division I institution and is a member of the Summit League and the Missouri Valley Football Conference. For further information regarding USD, the Athletic Department, and our sports, please refer to our website at www.goyotes.com .
The University of South Dakota, designed as the flagship university of the State of South Dakota, was founded in 1862 and is the first public university in the Dakota Territory. USD is designated as the only public liberal arts university in the state and is home to a comprehensive College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, School of Health Sciences, the state's only School of Law, School of Medicine, the accredited Beacom School of Business and the College of Fine Arts offering more than 150 majors, minors, specializations and emphases. It has an enrollment of more than 10,100 students taught by 400 faculty members. More information is available at www.usd.edu/press/news.
The University of South Dakota is located on a 216-acre campus in Vermillion, South Dakota; a community of just over 10,000 that lies atop a bluff of the beautiful, natural and pristine Missouri River. Vermillion is located in the southeast corner of... the state, just 8 miles west of Interstate 29. The city has an excellent K-12 school system, is accessible to major medical facilities, and has a vast variety of recreational, cultural, social and professional activities and organizations. It is approximately 55 miles from Sioux Falls, the largest city in South Dakota.