The Athletics Academic Advisor will report to the Director of Academic Services while providing a high level of academic support in an industry leading and progressive academic support team. The successful candidate will with manage all aspects of academic support for assigned Olympic sport student-athletes and monitoring NCAA eligibility requirements and their progress towards graduation with the ultimate goal of earning a university diploma. The position requires ongoing and open communication with student-athletes, coaches, academic services team, athletics department staff, and university faculty/staff. A thorough understanding of NCAA rules and regulations, specific to Bylaw 14, is required. Evenings and weekends may be required, as assigned.
University of Utah Job ID PRN22252B - 00327 - Athletics Department
WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time, 40 hours per week, Day
RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide progressive academic support services as a member of a an industry leading academic support services team while providing a high level of servitude to student-athletes, coaches, athletics staff, and campus partners • Assist with the day-to-day operations of the Burbidge Athletics Academic Center and the management/oversight of a structured study hall program (time and objective based) • Serve as an academic mentor to all new students-athletes (freshmen & transfers) while scheduling regular academic appointments and assisting in the development of daily and weekly academic objectives • Facilitate student-athlete academic progress by evaluating their needs and developing appropriate academic plans • Work cooperatively with Learning Specialists, the Psychology & Wellness team, and the Office of Disability Services • Provide information and guidance on academic major exploration, course planning, transfer credit, registration, and graduation requirements • Provide/monitor academic advisement (in conjunction with college/major advisors) to assigned student-athletes while ensuring course schedules are balanced taking into account practice times and required team travel • Ensure student-athletes register in degree applicable credits while fully utilizing the privilege of priority registration • Maintain student-athlete files including a record of the advising activity that takes place during advising visits while adhering to FERPA rules and regulations • Effective and regular communication with instructors/professors, faculty, and teaching assistants while proactively monitoring the academic progress/performance of assigned student-athletes • Assist in the compilation and dissemination of academic reports (i.e. weekly academic reports, academic updates, end of semester academic reports) • Monitor academic progress specific to University of Utah, Pac-12, and NCAA eligibility while communicating to student-athletes, coaches, sport supervisors, and Director of Academic Services • Complete, accurately and timely, eligibility check sheets and eligibility spreadsheets while participating in the ongoing eligibility/certification process of assigned student-athletes • Work closely with the Registrar’s Office to monitor sport specific APR projections and final reports for submission to the NCAA • Assist with recruiting efforts while meeting with prospective student-athletes as requested in order to discuss the goals, vision, and philosophy of the academic services program • Work evenings and weekends as required while performing additional duties as assigned
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree required in related field. A minimum of two years of experience in post-secondary educational institutions. Must be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of NCAA eligibility/certification rules and regulations. Strong oral and written communication skills will be necessary while being available to work evenings and weekends, as assigned.
PREFERENCES: Master’s Degree in counseling/advisement strongly preferred, student personnel, education or related field. A minimum of two years’ experience working in an Athletics Department Academic Services Unit as a counselor, advisor, or learning specialist. Demonstrated experience working with academically underprepared/high-risk populations. Working knowledge of Pac-12 and NCAA rules and regulations with proficiency specific to Bylaw 14. Experience working with a diverse population and International student-athletes.
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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), for further information or to request an accommodation. The University of Utah is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
About University of Utah
The University of Utah, located in Salt Lake City is a large public university set in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountain range. Inspiring views complement the vast opportunities campus provides. On July 1, 2011, the University of Utah became a member of the Pac-12 Conference. The university is only minutes away from world-class ski resorts, and rugged mountain bike trails the U attracts a wide range of sport enthusiasts.