Athletics Academic Advisor
Deadline for Applications is 04/22/2020

Code: 16451 Posted: 04/07/2020

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for the position of Athletic Academic Advisor.

The Athletics Academic Advisor reports to the Senior Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance and Student Success. The position will be titled Athletics Academic Advisor. 

The principal function of the position is to serve as an academic support advisor to student-athletes in all sports, acting as liaison between athletics and academic advisors and academic support services across campus, specifically the PARC, Academic Advising and Career Center, and primary advisors within the academic Departments.
A key member of the administrative team, this position will assist in the design and implementation of initiatives and programming to promote eligibility, retention, and degree completion for studentathletes. This position will also assist in developing and executing a comprehensive student-athlete development program, promoting life skills, career preparation, and health and wellness. Perform other duties as assigned by the Senior Associate Director of Athletics and Director of Athletics.

Essential Job Functions

Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Serve as a secondary academic advisor to student-athletes which includes:
    • Working with student-athletes to develop educational and graduation plans that are consistent with institutional and departmental policies and procedures as well as their individual academic and athletic goals
    • Liaise with primary academic advisors across campus on degree program requirements
    • Assist student-athletes in registration and class scheduling
  • Serve as the athletics liaison to academic advisors across campus, including attendance at meetings in cooperation with the Director of Academic and Career Advising for the institution.
  • Participate and assist with athletics new student orientation sessions, including advising and registration on those dates.
  • Provide outreach and education to incoming transfer and freshman student-athletes, including identifying college level course they may previously completed
  • Coordinate study hall for new student-athletes and continuing student-athletes who do not meet specified academic requirements
  • Meet regularly with at-risk and ineligible student-athletes, to ensure remediation of eligibility issues, and aid in their retention and persistence at the institution
  • Collaborate with the PARC to set up tutoring or learning skills sessions for student-athletes

Monitoring and Reporting

  • Serve as a member of the athletics administration and the student-athlete eligibility certification team
  • Review student-athlete course schedule prior to the beginning of each semester to flag potential issues of eligibility or progress towards degree
  • Coordinate the collection of faculty academic progress reports and grade checks. Share relevant information to coaches and Athletic Administration in a proactive fashion
  • Work closely with the Compliance Office and FAR regarding eligibility issues, missed class issues, and related interventions
  • Provide comprehensive semester schedules, retention and grade reports to Head Coaches and Athletics Administration
  • Develop consistent metrics and intrusive advising measures for identifying and assisting at-risk student-athletes

Administrative and Student-Engagement Activities

  • Attend meetings and engage with fellow academic advisors across campus as scheduled by the Director of the Advising and Career Center and as otherwise necessary.
  • Assist in coordinating and presenting at educational sessions for student-athletes, athletic staff, and cross-campus and external constituents
  • Assist in planning and execution of comprehensive student-athlete development programming
  • Assist in coordinating and attend student-athlete Academic Recognition Nights
  • Engage with the National Association of Academic and Student-Athlete Development Professionals (N4A) to identify and implement best practices for academic advisement of student-athletes
  • Stay current and comply with policies and rules of the NCAA Division II, UW-Parkside, the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, and the UW System
  • Perform other administrative duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics and/or Senior Associate AD/Compliance and Student-Athlete Success

Essential Knowledge And Abilities

  • Knowledge of athletics department functions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent judgment including sensitivity to personnel and confidential information
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the campus community, spectators, students, student-athletes, and other constituents
  • Ability to exhibit professionalism and be an exemplary representative of UW-Parkside
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships within a diverse, academic environment
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and troubleshoot and problem solve daily
  • Ability to work on a computer for extended periods of time
  • Ability to solve complex problems and time-sensitive issues
  • Skill to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and with attention to detail
  • Strong, interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide-range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate special events.

Education, Experience, Training And/or Certifications


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1-2 years experience working with student-athletes, or advising college students, in higher education, or related field
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
Salary and Benefits

Commensurate depending on qualifications and experience.

The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

Benefit Details:

Total Compensation Estimator:

Application Process

Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Submit application materials

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:

  • CV/Resume
  • Cover Letter 
  • Names and emails of three professional references upon hire.

Review of Applications

Applications received by 11:59 pm Wednesday April 22, 2020 are ensured full consideration.

You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee. 

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.

In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.


Laura Menarek
Available Until: 04/23/2020

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