Monitors the academic eligibility and progress towards degree of assigned sports teams including full-time enrollment, percentage of degree credits, designation of majors and minors, class registration, and all applicable NCAA Bylaw 14 rules and regulations.
Provides academic support for assigned sports to include: coordinating academic plans; meeting with student-athletes; facilitating tutoring and mentoring services, monitoring study hall; following up on faculty progress reports and midterm grades; meeting with student-athletes prior to early registration; assisting with class selection; referring selected individuals to various campus support program as needed in consultation with the Associate Athletic Director for Academic and Student Services.
Prepares weekly academic progress reports for coaches, sport supervisors, and the Associate Athletic Director for Academic and Student Services; creates and updates grade tracking sheet for all student-athletes; reports academic issues to Associate Athletic Director, head coaches, and sport supervisors as needed
Builds relationships across campus to promote student-athlete welfare and community integration; serves as a liaison between faculty and coaches; meets with prospective student-athletes as needed
Assists with the hiring, training, and supervision of front desk workers, tutors, mentors, and interns; assists with the Student-Athlete Development Program; assist with maintaining the Student-Athlete Academic Services and Student-Athlete Development communications and social media accounts; advises the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
Bachelor’s degree, master’s degree preferred
2-3 years working in the area of student-athlete support
Knowledge of NCAA Division I academic requirements and regulations
Experience with academically at-risk students and learning disabilities preferred
Ability to effectively manage and supervise student staff
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, GradesFirst, OneDrive, Google Docs, with the ability to learn and utilize software necessary for academic advising and tutoring
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to interact effectively with student-athletes, advisors, coaches, faculty and administrators required
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please include a resume and cover letter with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process.
A job offer for this position is contingent upon a satisfactory response to a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and review.
Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.
The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.