The academic advisor for Athletics advises student-athletes for assigned sports on matters related to NCAA academic eligibility. The advisor monitors the academic progress of student-athletes for assigned sports and provides timely notification to coaching and administrative staffs of issues that could affect the academic eligibility of student-athletes. The advisor serves as a liaison to other campus departments to assist with any academic or other student-wellness issues incident to student-athletes' participation in their sports, and the advisor ensures timely and accurate completion of required reports to the NCAA and to various campus entities.
Master's degree by date of employment and experience in NCAA academic advising (graduate assistantships are acceptable experience).
At least one year of experience in NCAA Division 1 academic advising (graduate assistantships are acceptable experience).
Essential Functions and percent of time::
35% – Provide proactive advising to student-athletes for assigned sports on matters related to NCAA progress toward degree requirements. Advise student-athletes regarding major selection, course selection, minimum credit hour requirements, course completion requirements, GPA, and other matters affecting NCAA continuing eligibility. Meet routinely with student-athletes for assigned sports to assess their academic progress and to provide assistance with academic needs. Advise student-athletes regarding time management, planning, and other academic success strategies, and assist them with arranging academic support, particularly as it relates to classes missed due to team travel and competition.
20% – Utilize a variety of technical systems to monitor the academic progress of student-athletes for assigned sports, and provide timely notice to coaching and administrative staffs of issues that could affect NCAA eligibility. Provide frequent verbal and written updates to coaches regarding progress of student-athletes, attendance at study tables, advising appointments, and tutoring appointments.
15% – Serve as a liaison to other campus departments to assist with any academic or other student-wellness issues incident to student-athletes' participation in their sports. Provide documentation to student-athletes of times and dates where participation in team travel and competition could affect class attendance.
15% – Stay up to date on NCAA initial eligibility and continuing eligibility requirements. Provide advice and assessments to coaching staffs regarding the NCAA academic eligibility of direct-from-high school and transfer prospective student-athletes. Serve as a liaison to the NCAA Eligibility Center on matters related to the initial eligibility of domestic and international prospective student-athletes.
15% – Document and report initial and continuing eligibility status of student-athletes for assigned sports. Ensure the accurate and timely completion of Academic Progress Rate, student outcome, and other reports to the NCAA, as well as required academic reports to various campus entities.
Ability to participate in evening and/or weekend work-related activities. Occasional travel may be required.
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