Tennessee Tech University is a Division I member of the Ohio Valley Conference.
(Two Academic Advisor Positions Available)
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Position reports directly to the Assistant Athletics Director for Academics and Student-Athlete Welfare. Provides student-athletes with sufficient academic assistance to ensure that each student-athlete has ample opportunity to progress toward the attainment of a degree. Assists student-athletes with course selection and scheduling. Assists in coordinating the WIN (Work Intensely Now) academic success program. Identifies student-athletes with academic deficiencies, or those at risk of failure in courses, and provides them with assistance or referrals to academic/tutoring resources. Assists with the management of supervised study halls. Speaks with individuals or small groups of student-athletes on topics related to study habits and study skills. Organizes tutor assignments and monitors tutoring program. Establishes and maintains reliable, professional working relationships with University personnel. Requests (under the direction of the Assistant AD) periodic academic updates from professors and reviews academic progress. Updates and analyzes student-athlete files and programs of study. Initiates and tracks official academic correspondence associated with eligibility and progress toward degree. Assists in the recruitment of potential student-athletes. Provides career guidance and referrals to career counseling resources. Performs other duties as assigned.
SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience. Administrative Pay Grade AD42. Benefits include the accumulation of two vacation days per month, one sick leave day per month, and thirteen (13) University holidays. Other benefits include medical and life insurance (shared cost with the University), retirement, optional 401k, and educational benefits.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants are required to apply online at https://jobs.tntech.edu and electronically upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three (3) references (may upload with resume or into “Other Document”) at the time of application. A copy of transcripts will be required at the time of interview (official transcripts required upon hire). Submission of materials is the applicant’s responsibility. Applications without all required materials are incomplete and will not be considered.
APPLICATION SCREENING DATE: September 21, 2019; open until filled.
Tennessee Tech University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, sex, disability, age (40 and over), status as a protected veteran, genetic information or any other category protected by federal or state law. Inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies should be directed to email@example.com.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. One year of professional experience working with NCAA student-athletes in an advisory, tutoring, or teaching capacity. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Excellent computer skills. Ability to comprehend, interpret, monitor, and explain the academic stipulations of the University, OVC, and NCAA. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to work some nights and weekends, including occasional travel.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree. Professional experience working with NCAA Division I student-athletes in an advisory, tutoring, or teaching capacity. Familiarity with NCAA and TTU guidelines related to student-athlete academics and eligibility. MS Office, Banner, web design, and academic tracking software experience.
Internal Number: 251334-547020, 547030
About TENNESSEE TECH UNIVERSITY
About Tennessee Tech:
As a comprehensive university, Tennessee Tech offers 44 bachelor's and 20 graduate degree programs within six academic divisions: Agricultural and Human Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, and Interdisciplinary Studies and Extended Education.
A university that the Princeton Review consistently calls one of the best in the Southeast, Tennessee Tech offers students the true college experience. The University is committed to the life-long success of students in its undergraduate, master’s, specialist, and doctoral degree granting programs through high-quality instruction and learning experiences.
The University is engaged in scholarly activity, especially basic and applied research, creative endeavors, and public service, with special emphasis on community and economic development. The University supports student participation in a broad array of extracurricular activities as an integral component of its commitment to student life and success.
Small Enrollment, Personalized Setting:
Although our enrollment exceeds 10,800, more than half of our classes have fewer than 25 students. That means students are more than just a numbe...r here and that strong faculty/staff relationships are typical of an education at TTU. Students are immersed in experiential learning. They learn to write and direct plays, build robots, help cardiac patients with nutrition, improve nanotechnology, and more.
A Beautiful Place to Call Home:
Located in Cookeville, Tennessee, a town of about 25,000 residents, TTU offers the best of both rural and urban living. We're situated near scenic state parks like Burgess Falls and Fall Creek Falls, yet around an hour from three of the state's biggest metro areas - Nashville, Knoxville, and Chattanooga.
Consistent Top Rankings:
Tennessee Tech University is one of the nation's 50 "Best Value" public colleges and universities according to The Princeton Review. TTU was one of only three public universities in Tennessee and the only TBR institution on the 2010 list. TTU has been named one of America's 100 Best College Buys, earning designation several years in a row as one of the nation's best college educations for the cost. USNews & World Report has chosen TTU as one of the Top Public Schools in the South on multiple occasions, and the University has been chosen as a "Best Southeastern College" by The Princeton Review for several years. These accolades are a reflection of the commitment our university has toward the lifelong success of our students.