Academic Advisor, Men's Basketball - Hoya Athletics
Academic Advisor, Men's Basketball - Hoya Athletics
The Academic Advisor strengthens the University's academic support network by providing academic coaching to empower men's basketball student-athletes to become student-centered learners and enhance their academic performance; provides an essential link for students, coaches, Academic Resource Center staff, faculty and deans in maintaining the high standards of the University's mission to provide excellence in its educational programs; and further serves campus-wide as a liaison to other individuals and offices involved in student development. Duties that include but are not limited to:
Direct Academic Support for Student-Athletes
- Assesses academic needs of student-athletes.
- Identifies appropriate learning strategies.
- Advises on course selection.
- Provides individualized, holistic support services and program access to individuals and teams.
- Refers students to appropriate academic support services within the Academic Resource Center (ARC) and to other University resources.
- Develops strong working relationships with students to emphasize the value of education and the development of self-reliance, self-confidence, empowerment, and intrinsic motivation.
NCAA Compliance and University Policies
- Monitors student-athlete academic progress in accordance with NCAA and University rules and standards through progress reports, instructor contact, and official records to ensure appropriate progress towards degree.
- Establishes and maintains communication with designated academic advisors and coaches.
- Prepares and maintains written case records in accordance with professional standards.
- Generates required and requested reports and summaries for various campus constituencies.
Liaison for University Stakeholders
- Coordinates, facilitates, and works collaboratively with faculty, coaches, administrators, those responsible for other university programs, and student-athletes.
- Resolves conflicts and address problems with various constituencies and potential competing interests, such as student-athletes, parents, professors, and coaches.
- Develops, implements, and evaluates academic service programs, including ARC and student-athlete tutoring.
- Assists with recruiting.
- Communicates with faculty, university administrators, and coaches about athletic travel for the Men's Basketball team during the academic year.
- Coordinates final exam conflicts.
- Serves as consultant for academic deans for student-athlete priority registration.
- Attends and participates in ARC staff meetings and Hoya Athletics Staff Development meetings.
- Participates in ARC activities, such as writing learning outcomes and Student Affairs events.
- Participates in university activities, community outreach, and professional development.
- Bachelor's degree
- 5 years of professional experience in teaching, academic advising counseling, or career development in a higher education setting
- Knowledge of NCAA rules pertaining to academic progress towards degree
- Knowledge of academic expectations of major research university and challenges of Division I athletics
- Understanding of NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics
- Experienced with culturally and academically diverse populations of students
- Ability to counsel and direct students to appropriate services on campus when needed
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment and problem-solve
- Prescribe to and practice ethical behavior
- Computer knowledge
- Appreciation of Jesuit culture and values
- Ability to organize and establish priorities independently and work under time constraints.
- Strong organizational skills and a goal orienation
- Ability to positively interact with people who represent a wide variety of interests, needs and abilities in the context of higher education
- Aptitude to balance potentially inconsistent priorities regarding academic and athletic achievement in a highly competitive academic and athletic institution
- Availability and willingness to work evenings and weekends and to travel as needed
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