Position Summary: UNM Athletics Academic Advising is seeking a Senior Student Success Specialist to work with our men's football team and additional teams as needed, providing academic support, guidance, and consultation. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience and knowledge of NCAA rules and standards in regards to eligibility and graduation.
Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
Participating in the development and implementation of programs and initiatives with defined recruitment, retention and graduation outcomes
Administering a variety of student support services such as, career advisement, tutoring, accessibility services, assessment/testing, at-risk student services, crisis management, and co-curricular education programs
Assisting student athletes in understanding meeting eligibility guidelines based on NCAA, Mountain West Conference, and UNM requirements
Collaborating with Academic Advisors to provide academic guidance
Supervising students, tutors, and mentors as needed and appropriate
Evaluating student academic development through diagnostic interviews and individual assessment of academic strengths and deficits
Benefits Eligble: This is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
Department: Athletics Academic Advising (925F3)
Employment Type: Staff
Staff Type: Regular - Full-Time
Benefits Eligible: This is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB Statement: Temporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check Required: No
For Best Consideration Date: 12/24/2018
Application Instructions: Please complete an application and include a cover letter and resume. In your cover letter, address how your experience meets the requirements and preferences for this position.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree; at least 5 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.
Master's Degree in counseling, education or sports management
Demonstrated experience with:
Advising Student-Athletes and working with high profile sports
Hiring, training, and evaluation of full and/or part-time staff
Managing a budget
Supervising full and/or part-time staff members such as tutors or mentors and coordinating tutorial services for student athletes
Knowledge of NCAA eligibility rules
Coordinating and overseeing programming aimed to support incoming students of various levels of academic ability
Working individually with at-risk students (including those with learning disabilities), employing a wide variety of methods designed to meet individual learning preferences
Supporting high-achieving students with academic needs as well as career focused pursuits
Taking initiative, self-motivation, and professionalism