The University of South Alabama is one of the fastest growing universities in the South, providing quality academic programs, innovative classroom experiences, and a campus rich in diversity and student life.
Essential Functions: •Provides academic advising and counseling to student-athletes in various academic majors in matters relating to goal setting, curriculum choice, course load, study habits, and course selection; •Evaluates student-athlete records and transcripts to ensure eligibility requirements are met following NCAA and institutional policies and guidelines; •Evaluates prospective student-athlete records and transcripts to ensure eligibility requirements are met following NCAA and institutional policies and guidelines; •Ensures compliance with applicable NCAA, University and Sun Belt guidelines; •Tracks student-athlete academic performance through use of progress reports and communication with faculty members; •Regulates and monitors student-athlete class registration and drop/add; •Identifies at-risk students and refers students to appropriate resources; •Conducts and arranges tutoring programs for student-athletes; •Supervises study halls and other academic programming which will require working evenings and weekends; •Works individually with student-athletes concerning study skills and class related content/requirements. •Executes extensive and effective communication with coaches and others concerning student-athlete academic performance; •Arranges various testing for student-athletes; •Provides guidance to student-athletes with issues related to personal development; •Ensures services and accommodations are available for student-athletes with disabilities; •Maintains records and files; •Interacts with student-athletes, parents, coaches, faculty and staff in person, by telephone, and by mail/e-mail; •Provides oral and written reports regarding student-athlete academic progress; •Attends recruiting functions and various events and meetings which may include evenings and weekends; •Travels with athletic teams as required; •Ensures confidentiality of student-athlete information; •Regular and prompt attendance; •Analyzes and interprets the NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) information for designated teams/programs. Participates in development and execution of programming designed specifically to manage and experience success in this area; •Actively involved with the eligibility certification of designated student-athletes. Frequent coordination and communication with the athletics compliance office and certifying officer regarding academic progress and eligibility of student-athletes; •Ability to work schedule as defined and additional hours as required; •Related duties as required.
Bachelor's degree in education, counseling, or a related field from an accredited institution as approved and accepted by the University of South Alabama and one year of athletic academic counseling and/or athletic academic advising experience. A master's degree is preferred and will substitute for the required experience. Experience in a collegiate setting is preferred.
The University of South Alabama is a member of NCAA Division I and the Sun Belt Conference and participates in 17 intercollegiate sports. The University is located along the growing Gulf Coast Region, famous for white sandy beaches, mild winters, and long summers, in Mobile, Alabama. USA with nine colleges and schools (including a College of Medicine), has an enrollment of more than 16,000 students.