JOB SUMMARY Provides academic advising services to student athletes to comply with NCAA degree requirements.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES Reviews data on academic background of student-athletes in order to identify potential levels of academic achievement and recommend proposed majors; recommends and counsels student-athletes on academic options, giving consideration to the athlete’s strengths and weaknesses, educational needs, time management, sport schedules, and NCAA/conference regulations.Applies NCAA Division I academic rules to student-athlete’s academic plan towards a degree; works cooperatively with campus constituents who review NCAA academic eligibility and provides necessary support documentation.Participates in prospect’s campus visits; prepares unofficial evaluations of prospective student-athlete records, including transfers; works cooperatively with academic departments and the International Office in obtaining course equates for domestic and international students.Assists coaches in providing regular updates as to academic standings for student-athletes, as well as likelihood of prospects meeting NCAA Initial Eligibility; Coordinates study table and tutoring sessions for student athletes, as well as monitors and provides coaches regular updates on study hours completed.Recommends and assists student-athletes in applying for academic scholarships and awards including those offered by the NCAA, conference, and other related agencies.Serves as liaison with student support services, referring student-athletes to other offices when appropriate; also serves as primary liaison with University academic advisors and faculty.Prepares required institutional and NCAA reports as directed (i.e. Missed class time, requests for travel, etc.).OTHER FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Actively participates in public relations appearances and community services activities on behalf of the Department.Complies with all NCAA, conference, and institutional regulations, policies, and proceduresParticipates on various University, conference, and national committees, and other special assignmentsPerforms any and all other related duties as assigned or directed in order to promote, further, and ensure the effective and efficient operation of YSU.SUPERVISION EXERCISED: NoneREPORTS TO: Senior Athletic AdvisorPHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: In accordance with Department of Labor and strength ratings, this position performs light work.
Bachelor’s degree; minimum one (1) year (including Graduate Assistant and/or Internship) working as an academic advisor specifically for student-athletes; must be available to work evenings and weekends.
About Youngstown State University Intercollegiate Athletics
Youngstown State University is a state-assisted, urban institution. The University has an enrollment of approximately 13,200 (head-count) in a wide variety of programs ranging from 2-year associate degrees to the Doctor of Education degree.
YSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to increasing diversity of its faculty, staff, and students.