Athletics Academic Advisor

  University (TX)
  Central Region
  Sports Services
  Posted/Updated: 05/14/19

Job Summary

Job Summary

  • Responsible for assisting the Director of Athletic Academic Services with monitoring and facilitating academic progress toward graduation for student-athletes.

Duties and Job Functions

  • Provides pre-assessment of student-athletes' academic abilities and skills during their first semester of enrollment.
  • Provides specialized orientation programming for freshman/transfer student-athletes.
  • Provides academic advising to assigned pre-major student-athletes.
  • Works with assigned Faculty/staff advisors to ensure progress toward graduation for student-athletes with declared majors.
  • Monitors and tracks student-athlete academic progress.
  • Assists student-athletes in developing academic plans.
  • Monitors assignment of tutorial support.
  • Provides assistance in course scheduling (registration).
  • Monitors and tracks athletic eligibility.
  • Communicates student-athletes' academic progress, grade checks and class attendance to coaches.
  • Provides information to student-athletes and coaches regarding institutional polices, academic requirements and athletic eligibility.
  • Nominates students-athletes for NCAA, conference and institutional academic awards.
  • Assists in the completion of continuing eligibility certification.
  • Acts as a liaison between student-athletes and faculty, academic departments, and student services personnel.
  • Assists with preparation of NCAA, conference, and institutional reports.
  • Participates in the recruiting process by meeting with prospective student-athletes in assigned sports.
  • Assists in the development of student-athlete orientation, career, personal and professional development programs.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • 2 years' experience advising/counseling students in higher education or related field.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Master's Degree.
  • Knowledge of NCAA eligibility rules.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of appropriate computer software packages.
  • Knowledge of NCAA eligibility rules.
  • Skill in both spoken and written communication.
  • Skill in making updates to digital and social media channels daily.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision under strict deadlines in a fact paced environment.
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours.

Physical Requirements 

  • Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information.
  • Able to speak clearly in conversation and general communication.
  • Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions.
  • Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting.
  • Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 10 lbs.

Work Environment

  • Work is indoors and sedentary and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours.
  • There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this job.
  • The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.


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