Academic Advisor, Men's Basketball - Hoya Athletics

Washington D.C.
May 17, 2018
May 30, 2018
Full Time
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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.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • 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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