The Athletic Academic Advisor 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 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 * 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 shares responsibility with another Atheltic Advisor as first enrollment advisors and continues as a 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.
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Masters Degree from an appropriately accredited institution in related field and previous experience in athletic advising. 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 monitoring student athlete progress toward 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 academic success of student-athletes; have knowledge of basic computer software applications and applications to regularly monitor student-athletes’ 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.
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