The Senior Academic Advisor for Athletics supports the development of the whole student through the delivery of the following duties and responsibilities:
* Monitor academic compliance of student athletes * Serve as first enrollment advisor for all incoming student athletes -new freshmen, transfers, and re-entering * Continue as support advisor through graduation for all student athletes * Provide developmental academic advising to student athletes * Provision of academic, eligibility, and personal advising for student-athletes * Provision of regular academic and athletic eligibility progress reports * Maintain up-to-date understanding of Western Carolina University, NCAA, and Southern Conference rules and regulations * Provision of academic and eligibility information to prospective student-athletes and their parents * Identification of at-risk students, participation in development of support programs for them, and awareness of campus resources and services to make appropriate referrals * Serve as liaison to Athletics and attend Athletic Department meetings * Collaborate with Career Services staff to provide general career counseling * Represent the Advising Center at recruitment functions * Be present at Advising Center events and attend all Advising Center and Professional Advisor meetings * Teach academic success and first-year experience courses as assigned * Provide advising information and support for the University community * Present advisor educational workshops for faculty and staff * Assist with the development, revision, and updating processes of Advising Center forms and publications * Maintain appropriate advising records and documentation * Submit monthly reports of activity * Participate in the assessment and evaluation of academic advising and advising programs for student athletes * Participate in ongoing professional development and encourage the growth of colleagues * Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned in support of the needs of students and the Advising Center
This position serves as first enrollment advisor and continues as support advisor through graduation for all student athletes. It provides developmental academic advising to student-athletes and teaches academic success and first-year experience courses as assigned. It must also serve as liaison to Athletics and attend Athletic Department meetings, present advisor educational workshops for faculty and staff, maintain appropriate advising records and documentation and monitor academic compliance of student-athletes in regard to university and NCAA requirements. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned in support of the needs of students and the Advising Center.
For consideration, applicants must possess a master’s degree. Degrees in counseling, higher education, or related fields are preferred.
Additional requirements for this position include excellent communication and presentation skills, and a courteous and professional attitude in stressful situations. It must work as part of a team in support of activities that promote the university and the community and be strongly committed to continuing education in both the areas of professional knowledge and practical skill application.
Must have experience in assisting student-athletes with progress toward a degree with regards to university requirements and NCAA academic eligibility requirements and working knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations. The incumbent in this position must have the ability to articulate complex requirements, policies and regulations; implement activities and programs to ensure the academic success of student-athletes; have knowledge of basic computer software applications and applications to regularly monitor student-athlete’s academic progress; work a flexible schedule, including some evening and weekend hours and relate effectively with students, coaches, staff and faculty from diverse ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
The Department of Athletics at Western Carolina University is an integral program of the institution and exists solely to complement the central University mission of teaching and learning. The University seeks to create a community of scholarship in which the activities of its members are consistent with the highest standards of knowledge and practice in their disciplines. The athletics program reflects this commitment to highest standards and shares the responsibility of achieving the goals of the University. The activities of the athletics program provide an environment in which students, coaches, faculty, staff and administrators jointly assume the responsibility for the success on and off the field of play. The athletics program embraces the concept that student-athletes are first and foremost students — possessing academic goals, personal interests, and vocational ambitions not unlike those of any other student. The athletics program complements other University programs by enhancing the educational, social, career and athletic opportunities of the students who participate in athletics. This environment also fosters a commitment to high standards of personal and professional ...conduct by all members of the athletic community manifested in the highest level of sportsmanship.
Western Carolina University is committed to ensuring equitable participation and treatment of men and women of all races and ethnic origins. The athletics program actively promotes an environment in which fair and equitable distribution of athletic opportunities, benefits, and resources are available to all athletics program participants, and in which any person is free from discrimination. The athletics program provides significant contributions to the University by enhancing loyalty to the alma mater, strengthening the pride and enthusiasm of alumni, fostering a strong sense of community, and serving as a positive public relations tool for the university.
Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, and veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.
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