| This position will work with multiple sports and will report to the Associate Director within the McNamara Academic Center for Student-Athletes. The Academic Advisor will utilize advising and counseling skills to create an atmosphere that emphasizes the importance of student-athletes' academic responsibilities in the attainment of academic success. |
Serve as an academic resource for student-athletes:
- Be accessible and maintain knowledge to help student-athletes answer any questions regarding their academic pursuits, the McNamara Academic Center for Student-Athletes (MAC) academic resources, and University of Minnesota academic resources.
- Help student-athletes solve problems regarding academic challenges.
Work with assigned student-athletes and sport programs to ensure academic success:
- Advise student-athletes on class selection, majors, and graduation
- Counsel student-athletes on personal development, educational goal-setting, and encourage self-advocacy.
- Send weekly reports to sport program coaches and administrators.
- Assist current and incoming student-athletes with summer application process and registration.
- Coordinate exam proctoring for road competitions and create academic plans for extended class absences and post-season competition.
- Ensure confidentiality of student-athlete information
Meet individually with first-year and academically underprepared student-athletes to foster academic success
- Monitor progress with first-year and probation student-athletes in all classes and communicate progress, issues, and concerns with appropriate stakeholders.
- Identify gaps in and help build academic skills through discussions, referral to workshops, or other academic resources.
- Collaborate with Learning Center staff to determine best courses of action for struggling or academically underprepared student-athletes.
- Monitor course progress reports.
Maintain compliance with University, Big Ten, and NCAA rules to promote culture of integrity:
- Monitor progress-toward-degree requirements and eligibility status.
- Evaluate schedules prior to each semester for degree-applicable courses and address NCAA and Big Ten eligibility concerns.
- Review APAS reports and student-athlete database for accuracy.
- Maintain notes section in eligibility database for certifying officials.
- Request rules clarification when necessary and report violations if needed.
- Attend semester compliance meetings with sport programs and attend rules education sessions as offered.
Assist with recruitment and admissions process for assigned sport programs:
- Meet with prospective student-athletes on official and unofficial visits.
- Evaluate admissibility forms and transcripts of PSAs and provide feedback to director.
- Monitor admissions status of incoming student-athletes.
- Act as liaison between assigned sport programs and admissions staff.
Help support and maintain a study environment conducive to learning:
How To Apply
- Address student-athletes creating disturbances or behavior issues.
- Maintain an active presence in study hall areas during day and evening hours.
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- A current resume.
- Names and contact information for three professional references.
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