•Provide academic advising services and academic support to student athletes from a caseload of football, and other assigned teams, on a full-time 12 month basis •Oversight of football academics in collaboration with two other football academic advisors •Serve as a mentor and resource to student athletes, and make appropriate referrals to services on campus such as Counseling & Psychological Services, Learning Specialist, and/or Office of Disability Services, as needed •Closely monitor at-risk student athletes and provide additional academic resources as needed •Demonstrate commitment to, and compliance with, Appalachian State University’s and the Department of Athletics policies and procedures as well as the Sun Belt conference and NCAA constitutions, bylaws, legislation and regulations •Keep accurate records and documentation of all student contacts for accountability purposes while maintaining confidentiality •Keep current on NCAA eligibility standards in order to monitor and communicate student athlete eligibility with students and coaches •Work closely with the Eligibility Specialist to ensure accurate NCAA Eligibility Certification for all student athletes in caseload •Assist with data collection for reports such as Academic Progress Rate, Graduation Success Rate and the Annual Report •Assist football coaching staff, and coaching staff of other assigned sport(s), with providing academic information to prospective students and their parents during official and unofficial recruiting visits •Attend monthly compliance meetings with team administrators, compliance and coaching staff •Supervise two (2) Graduate Assistants (20 hours/week) for football •Coordinate academic meetings and grade reports for the football coaching staff and academic staff •Maintain positive working relationships with faculty, coaches and administrators, and serve as an advocate for student athletes across campus and in the community •Work closely with colleagues within the Student Learning Center and serve as a liaison between the Student Learning Center, Athletics Department, and faculty •Position requires some evening and weekend work
• 4 or more years of athletic academic advising experience • Experience working with academically at-risk student athletes • Ability to establish excellent rapport with students, parents and families, colleagues and the campus community • Advanced technology skills and experience with the ability to quickly learn technical advising tools including Banner, Degree Works, Jump Forward, and One Note. • Evidence of excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as outstanding organizational, interpersonal and problem solving skills • Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations • Experience supervising Graduate Assistants
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
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