C.A.T.S. Academics, a unit under Student Success and Retention Innovation is seeking a highly qualified Academic Counselor, II to join their team.
The Academic Counselor, II will also monitor the student-athletes academic progress, NCAA eligibility requirements, and progress toward graduation.
Our preferred candidate would have direct experience working with football student athletes as this position will ideally advise cohort of football at University of Arizona.
This position is a full-time professional position within C.A.T.S. Academics, a comprehensive support services unit for intercollegiate student-athletes. The Academic Counselor, II reports to the Associate Director and is charged with managing all aspects of academic support for student-athletes on assigned teams. The Academic Counselor, II will also monitor the student-athletes academic progress, NCAA eligibility requirements, and progress toward graduation. This position requires consistent and open communication with coaches and staff and a very high understanding of NCAA and Pac-12 Conference guidelines and regulations.
This position may include evening and weekend hours.
Student Success and Retention Innovation supports the UA’s diversity and inclusiveness strategic initiatives designed to create an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students. The candidate chosen for this position will be expected to support diversity and inclusiveness efforts in the department and college.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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Provide academic and personal counseling for student-athletes on assigned teams. Oversee specialized groups of students involved in high profile sports. Monitor the academic progress of student-athletes on assigned teams; provide course advisement, academic support and career and personal guidance; educate student-athletes on rules of eligibility and personal responsibility. Provide regular input to leadership regarding student data (ex. advanced eligibility issues, etc). Build and present academic program information with C.A.T.S. leadership staff. Serve as an academic mentor to new student-athletes; schedule regular appointments and assist with developing daily and weekly academic objectives. Utilize standard grade reports to communicate student-athlete progress to appropriate constituents. May serve as program liaison with campus and community partners. Monitor student-athletes’ NCAA academic eligibility through the use of University student systems and established internal degree-tracking forms. Administer the guidelines of the unit’s objective-based study hall, tutorial services and grade report tracking system. Assist student-athletes with scheduling of courses, ensuring that course schedules are balanced and fit the time and season constraints of the student-athletes. Communicate with coaches of assigned teams through scheduled academic meetings; regularly and promptly share detailed information regarding the ongoing academic progress of assigned student-athletes. Mentor and share knowledge with junior staff members. Assist with the recruiting process during prospective student-athletes’ visits to campus. Regularly communicate the progress, outcomes, and direction of work to the Associate Director. Make recommendations concerning improvement of programs and services. Support department and divisional student success efforts through participation in a variety of department activities and committee work. Works under limited or minimal supervision and consults senior staff with highly unusual or complex situations. Implement Guest Coaches program for select teams, which includes invitations, organizing day of meetings with Athletics Department Administrators, and providing tours of Ginny L. Clements Academic Center and locker rooms. Additional duties may be assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline.
Three years of experience as an Academic Counselor, Advisor, or Educator working with a diverse student population.
Experience providing academic advising and/or academic support in education.
Background in counseling, career counseling, or advising in education.
About The University of Arizona
The University’s strength in undergraduate education and scientific research is paralleled by its excellence on the playing fields, courts and other venues of its 20-sport Intercollegiate Athletic Program. The Arizona Wildcats compete in the tradition-rich Pac-12 Conference, “The Conference of Champions.” For a more comprehensive view of what makes working in our department unique, please visit the website at: www.arizonawildcats.com. Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; tuition reduction for employee and qualified family; excellent retirement plans; access to campus cultural and recreational activities.