Assist in the administration as well as the continuous development and implementation of a comprehensive support program for all student-athletes in compliance with University, MAC and NCAA regulations. Exercise discretion and independent judgment while monitoring the academic progress of assigned student-athletes from matriculation to graduation. Coordinate student affairs programs or other projects as assigned by the Associate AD for Student-Athlete Support Services. Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Coordinate the delivery of academic support services to assigned student-athletes.
Provide specific eligibility counseling and academic support to student-athletes to ensure progress toward educational objectives.
Stay abreast of and ensure adherence to any and all NCAA, Mid-American Conference and Eastern Michigan University policies, rules, regulations, and operational procedures.
Assist in the planning and organization of a comprehensive learning program for student-athletes, including contact with professors, mentoring and tutorial needs.
Provide intensive academic monitoring and tracking of academically at-risk student-athletes and/or at-risk teams. Coordinate student affairs programs and/or other projects related to the operations of the program.
Communicate regularly with coaching staff and/or sport administrators regarding the academic status of student-athletes. Assist in the monitoring of a supervised study table program.
Meet with prospective student-athletes and their families during official and unofficial visits to provide an overview of available academic, career, personal and community service opportunities.
Represent the program at meetings and other events on campus as requested.
Perform related departmental duties as required.
Knowledge and skills in guidance, counseling and motivational techniques, typically acquired through the completion of a Bachelor's degree in education, business or related field is required.
Experience advising an assigned population of student-athletes in accordance with the NCAA academic eligibility requirements is required.
Two (2) years of experience providing academic support services to student athletes is required.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse educational, cultural and economic backgrounds is required.
Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills and attention to detail is critical is required.
Ability to use a personal computer, databases, and student information systems is required.
Knowledge of issues faced by Division I student-athletes at the campus, conference and national levels is required.
EMU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator that is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The University actively encourages applications from women, persons of color, and applicants with disabilities, veterans, and members of other underrepresented groups.