Academic Counselor for Tutor Services - Intercollegiate Athletics 12579
The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at West Virginia University is seeking applications for an Academic Counselor for Tutor Services. The incumbent will direct and supervise the academic tutoring program for all student-athletes. Duties include recruitment, hiring, training, payroll and appraisal for more than 75 hourly employees. Ensure that tutors are trained on matters of NCAA compliance and academic integrity.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Arrange meetings between student-athletes and academic tutors and academic service units.
Maintain frequent communication with coaches, faculty, tutors, and university professionals regarding student-athlete progress and concerns.
Keep accurate records and knowledge of student-athlete's academic schedules to notify coaches regarding classes, tests, appointments, study sessions and community service.
Provide academic support and guidance to student-athletes assigned by the Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Development. Duties include organizing and implementing academic programs that contribute to the educational and personal growth of supervised student-athletes. Specific sports assignment includes rowing (assigned sports are subject to change).
Organize and implement specific academic programs to assist student-athletes in meeting their educational goals. Duties include monitoring and guiding student-athletes during study hall, general tutoring and assisting with test preparation, study skills and time management.
Guide and advise student-athletes in solving problems and addressing educational and social issues.
Arrange placement testing and orientation for incoming student-athletes if applicable.
Maintain communications with athletic compliance office regarding legislation and interpretation of rules and regulations related to academic progress, summer school provisions, recruiting materials, NCAA Eligibility Center and other matters.
Report directly to the Assistant Athletic Director of Student-Athlete Development; work closely with senior athletic administrative staff and with all others involved with carrying out the philosophy and objectives of the intercollegiate athletic program.
Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
Master's degree, preferably in education, or similar field is required.
Six (6) months of experience in teaching, tutoring or otherwise instructing students in a higher education environment. Graduate assistant experience is acceptable.
A combination of relevant education and experience that provides the applicant with the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities may also be considered.
About WVU At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at https://talentandculture.wvu.edu/.
West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.
Job Posting: Aug 13, 2019
Posting Classification: Non-Classified
Exemption Status: Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 182543
About West Virginia University
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land-grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship and offers high-quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU statewide includes campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg and Morgantown – which has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America. WVU is an R1 Doctoral Research University (Highest Research Activity), one of only 115 nationwide. WVU offers 212 degrees throughout the 14 colleges and schools. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy and forensics. WVU researchers have helped confirm the existence of gravitational waves and uncovered diesel vehicle emissions discrepancies. Statewide, there are over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide. WVU is reinventing West Virginia’s future by strengthening education, healthcare and broad-based prosperity.