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: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/summaries/fasl.pdf
Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/
HOW TO APPLY:
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:
- 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.
Legal Notices and Important Information
Employment will require a criminal background check in accordance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. (see TC1 - App. 4 and p. 12)
Note: Criminal Background Check – The Department of Workforce Development, Equal Rights Division prohibits employers from using criminal background check information, policies or practices that have a “disparate impact” and is not “job-related and consistent with business necessity” in hiring decisions. All information used to screen or hire job applications should relate to the duties of the job.
UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
It is the policy of UW-Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 262-595-2204. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual’s disability.
In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin Parkside Crime Statistics Report is available here. Call the UW-Parkside Campus Police Office at (262) 595-2455 for a paper copy of the annual report.
Transcripts will be required upon hire.
Available Until: 04/23/2020