The Student-Athlete Success Program is seeking applications for the position of an Academic Advisor. This individual will be the primary academic advisor for a specific cohort of Olympic sports teams and provide the respective student-athletes with associated student development opportunities. Responsibilities include: providing academic counseling and student development strategies; assessing academic needs of students and coordinating appropriate support and intervention strategies; monitoring academic progress in accordance with NCAA and University rules; working in conjunction with other University personnel and programs. Counselors are also expected to work some evenings to monitor study halls and attend recruiting functions on weekends to meet with prospective student-athletes and their parents, as well as the ability and willingness to work and travel some evenings/weekends providing academic support.
Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in Counseling or related field; at least three years of experience (within the past six years) as an academic support counselor for Division I student-athletes; ability to work with students from diverse ethnic, educational and cultural backgrounds and be familiar with the academic and social issues they face; excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to interact with faculty, staff, coaches and members of the community; and excellent written and verbal skills.
Preferred Qualifications: Three years of experience advising and counseling at-risk students at a Division I academic institution; demonstrated ability to teach study skills and various Life Skills topics like career and leadership development; and demonstrated working knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations, specifically APR and participation in certification process for student-athletes.
To Apply: Candidates must submit letter of application, resume, and the names of three references to: http://www.jobs.uconn.edu. Screening of applicants will begin immediately. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2017591)
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 PM eastern on July 26, 2017.
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Additional Salary Information: commensurate with experience