Academic Specialist 497860
Academic Specialist 497860
Position Type: Staff
Position Number: 497860
Job Summary/Basic Function:
Assists the Associate Athletics Director with coordinating programs to ensure compliance with all University, Southland Conference and NCAA rules and regulations governing the intercollegiate athletics operations, with a primary focus on academics for student-athletes. Strict adherence to established NCAA, Southland Conference, Texas State University System and Lamar University rules and regulations. A violation of these rules and regulations can lead to disciplinary action including termination.
Examples of work performed:
E1. Advises and assists student-athletes in selecting major course of study, selecting courses, changing majors, adding and dropping class, and developing effective study habits.
E2. Monitors students' degree plans; evaluates grade transcripts and maintains academic records; monitors class attendance and student progress
E3. Monitors academic eligibility compliance with NCAA, Southland Conference, and Lamar University policies.
E4. Maintains records on student-athletes.
E5. Assists the Associate Athletics Director with data input and updating of academic information using the NCAA Compliance Assistant Software.
E6. Assists the Associate Athletics Director with the review of transcripts and eligibility requirements for prospective student-athletes.
E7. Compiles necessary documentation for academic eligibility each semester.
E8. Recognizes and promotes the best interest of the student-athletes both academically and athletically - encouraging each to graduate.
E9. Assists the Associate Athletics Director and Coaches in the process of recruiting prospective student-athletes.
Bachelors degree required
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite required
Knowledge of NCAA rules required; Strict adherence to established NCAA, Southland Conference, Texas State University System and Lamar University rules and regulations. A violation of these rules and regulations can lead to disciplinary action including termination.
Reports Directly to the: Associate Athletics Director
Masters degree preferred
1-2 years athletic academic advising experience preferred
Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas SB 805, Section 657.003.
Security Sensitive Statement:
This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.
Posting Date: 05/04/2017
Close Date: 5/18/2017
Open Until Filled: No
To apply, visit https://jobs.lamar.edu/.
Lamar University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Lamar University not to discriminate on the basis of non-relevant criteria including, but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities, admissions or employment practices.