Provide academic services to student-athletes with a goal of athletic and academic retention and success of student-athletes. This position responds to the demands of several dramatically different worlds; interacts extensively with the Intercollegiate Athletics Department directors and personnel; keeps in close contact with the athletic coaches regarding student-athlete recruits, active student-athlete academic and study requirements/eligibility; works within the academic community as the primary academic resource person for all student-athletes; and resides within the Undergraduate Advising Center, an academic department which provides direct academic advising and assistance to a large population of students (including a subset of the student-athlete population).
Position participates in student-athlete academic eligibility certification; serves as the primary advisor for all football student-athletes; tracks and reports student-athlete academic progress and reviews programs; establishes effective communication systems with campus academic, administrative, and athletic offices; and serves as the department’s Life Skills Coordinator, who teaches a two-credit course during fall semester for all incoming scholarship student-athletes.
Athletic Department employees and those University employees outside the Athletic Department with NCAA rules compliance responsibilities are subject at all times to NCAA Bylaws 10.1 and 11.1 regarding ethical conduct and the responsibility to positively contribute to a campus culture of NCAA rules compliance. Failure to conduct oneself as such will result in disciplinary or corrective action up to and including immediate discharge.
Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference
Experience to perform at this level is typically acquired with a Bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Proficient knowledge of academic assessment procedures and tools.
Experience with academic assessment of student work and curriculum planning.
Counseling skills, techniques, and abilities.
Knowledge of higher education student retention research and strategies.
Ability to develop knowledge of University-wide policies and procedures including advising practices, policies, and procedures.
Knowledge of advising-related paperwork processes.
Ability to quickly acquire knowledge of NCAA and Big Sky Conference rules and regulations.
Ability to build rapport and communicate with a broad range of individuals including students, staff, and faculty at UM.
Excellent writing skills: business communication, publications, reports.
Knowledge of student employee/graduate student hiring and payment process.
Ability to supervise and monitor work activities assigned to student employees and graduate student interns.
Ability to develop knowledge of campus functions and referral resources.
Proficient knowledge of and skills in confidential records management.
Knowledge of learning styles and strategies; student retention strategies; and at risk student strategies.
Public relations skills: ability to effectively promote UM academics and athletics to the general population.
Excellent communication skills: public speaking, teaching, diplomacy, negotiation, conflict management, and effectively present and interact with a large group of people.
Ability to establish, maintain, and defend academic standards and philosophies.
Proficient knowledge of student transcript review and evaluation.
Ability to monitor student-athlete academic progress.
Knowledge of database management and manipulation.
Ability to manipulate data and write reports for a varied audience: regulatory boards, campus community, prospective students, and student-athletes.
Strong critical and analytical thinking skills.
Position requires alternative work schedule due to the possibility of evening and weekend hours to meet with prospective students and other groups.
Demonstrated experience in collegiate athletics or higher education
Demonstrated experience in establishing and monitoring policies and practices related to academic success
Demonstrated experience providing one-on-one advising to students.
Experience working in an athletics setting.
The deadline to apply is June 3, 2018. Interested applicants apply here.
About The University of Montana
The University of Montana is a unit of the Montana University System with a student enrollment of 13,900 and 600 full-time faculty members. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of 63,000, surrounded by mountain grandeur. The University of Montana offers high quality undergraduate and graduate education in the arts and sciences, and the University’s nine professional schools prepare students for careers in social work, pharmacy, physical therapy, journalism, law, business, education, forestry and fine arts.The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics offers varsity competition in 15 sports at the Division I level and Football Championship Subdivision. UM is a member of the Big Sky Conference.