This position will report directly to the Director of Academic Support Services for Athletics and will assist in initiatives and programming to promote eligibility, retention, and degree completion for student-athletes on assigned athletics teams.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:
Serve as an academic advisor to assigned teams, which includes:
Working with student-athletes to develop educational plans that are consistent with their educational and life goals.
Teaching student-athletes academic policies and procedures that will help them be successful students and attain their educational goals.
Teaching student-athletes about various kinds of graduation requirements relative to NCAA, Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC), and University requirements.
Assisting student-athletes with academic schedules.
Oversee study hall program for student-athletes, which includes scheduling study hall hours and locations & hiring proctors. Communicate study hall attendance with student-athletes, Head Coaches, and Sport Supervisors, as well as report on weekly hours.
Create success plans and hold regular meetings with student-athletes who are academically at risk, coordinating a team approach for the student-athletes’ success.
Initiate intervention plans for student-athletes who are flagged as concerns in Starfish, GradesFirst, or on progress reports.
Communicate academic concerns raised in Starfish, GradesFirst, and on progress reports to the Director of Academic Support Services and Head Coaches.
Provide comprehensive semester schedules, retention and grades reports to the Director of Academic Support Services, Head Coaches, and Athletics Administration.
Maintain knowledge of and compliance with specific NCAA, GLVC, and institution rules that relate to this position.
Participate in summer orientation and campus retention activities related to student-athletes.
Work compatibly and cooperatively with all personnel within the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics and on the University of Illinois Springfield campus.
Meet with prospective student-athletes on both official and unofficial visits.
Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications/minimum education and work experience:
Master’s degree in Education, Counseling, Sports Management, or closely related field is required.
One year of professional work experience in an education-based setting is required. Experience in athletic academic services at an NCAA institution is preferred.
Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communications skills required.
Excellent organizational and teamwork skills required.
Ability to collaborate with multiple campus departments, relate to diverse populations, and work reliably and independently with minimal supervision.
Must be available to work some evenings and weekends.
Please select the "Apply For Position" tab at: https://jobs.uis.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=86722&job=academic-advisor-athletics, create or update your profile and upload a cover letter of application addressing qualifications related to the position, a resume, and the names, email addresses and phone numbers of three professional references by November 1, 2017. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Allison Thornley (firstname.lastname@example.org, 217-206-8570). The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. UIS is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to recruitment and retention of a diverse and inclusive campus community. Persons with disabilities, women, and minorities are encouraged to apply.
University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) is a member of the Great Lake Valley Conference and NCAA Division II sponsoring 17 intercollegiate sports. UIS Athletics operates out of the 16.2 million dollar Recreation and Athletic Center, built in 2008. UIS is located in Springfield, Illinois, which is the capital city of the State of Illinois and has a population of approximately 120,000. Springfiel...d is located in central Illinois approximately 3 and a half hours south of Chicago and 1 and a half hour northeast of St. Louis, Missouri. University of Illinois Springfield is a campus of the world-class University of Illinois, offering innovative, high-quality liberal arts & sciences education, professional programs at undergraduate and graduate levels, and an extensive array of internships and opportunities to engage in the local community and in state government. The learning environment is intellectually rich, with an emphasis on undergraduate research, and class sizes that foster student-faculty collaboration. Located in the state capital, UIS provides students in government and public service majors with extraordinary opportunities to develop leadership skills through study and work in the living laboratory that is Illinois state government. UIS is also a national leader in the delivery of online education, and its College of Business & Management is accredited by AACSB..
UIS is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to recruitment and retention of a diverse and inclusive campus community. Persons with disabilities, women, and minorities are encouraged to apply.