Athletics Academics Counselor

Riverside, CA
Apr 01, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Title: Athletics Academics Counselor
Category: Athletics
Department: Intercollegiate Athletics
Date Posted: 11/29/2016

Position Information: The Athletics Academic Counselor is responsible for conducting an academic support program for student-athletes in designated sports while promoting an environment of academic excellence and fostering student success and retention. This individual will monitor and enhance the opportunity for progress towards degree, graduation, and continuing eligibility in accordance with UCR, Big West Conference, and NCAA regulations. Budgeted salary $43,100. Priority consideration given to those who apply within 3 weeks of posting date.

Minimum Requirements: Knowledge of trends and issues facing low-income and first-generation college, underrepresented, disadvantaged, physically challenged, and under prepared students in higher education.
Knowledge of Federal, state, and local requirements to provide for access, health, confidentiality, and safety; legal and ethical issues governing the delivery of counseling services.
Demonstrated skill assessing academic difficulties, developing appropriate remedies, and evaluating and assessing effectiveness of student support intervention.
Knowledge of personal growth and development areas, including critical thinking, effective communication, self-appraisal, self-esteem, clarification of values, appropriate career choices, and leadership.
Articulation skills to listen and advise/counsel diverse personalities using sound and mature judgment.
Demonstrated computer proficiency using Microsoft Office applications, or other equivalent software, the Internet, email messaging, and web-based software applications.
Knowledge and experience in analyzing problems and identifying solutions for problem-solving; skills and experience in developing and administering programs.
Knowledge of the methodologies used to enhance student achievement.
Good organizational and customer service skills with the ability to efficiently and effectively handle multiple work priorities.
Knowledge of University, college, and major requirements, policies and procedures, including policies on handling student records and confidential documents.
Ability to operate within an atmosphere of compliance, integrity, and within the scope and intent of NCAA, conference, and University regulations. Compliance-related activities and paperwork must be accomplished and/or submitted in a complete and timely manner.
Demonstrated interest and effectiveness in working with students including the ability to relate to students using varied communication techniques and problem-solving skills.
Exceptional interpersonal and human relations skills.
Strong commitment to working with under-represented student populations and the ability to work successfully with students of diverse backgrounds.
Demonstrated ability to responsibly handle confidential information.
Strong written and verbal communication skills with faculty, staff, administrators, coaches and student-athletes. Skill in independently composing letters, memos, reports and other written communication materials using correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, composition, text editing and proofreading skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations, especially in regards to Academic Progress Program (APP) and the Academic Progress Rate (APR).

Knowledge of the theories and practice of counseling, learning, human and career development.

Familiarity with research methodologies and research designs.

Knowledge of the University of California degree system and the ability to read and decipher academic degree audits.

Additional Information: In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

At UC Riverside we celebrate diversity and are proud of our #12 ranking among the nation for most diverse universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014). Become part of a place that fosters success for all its constituents, students, faculty, and staff, and where work/life balance and campus culture are integral to our way of life.

UCR is ranked 55th among top public universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview


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