Athletics Academic Advisor (Football and Mens Basketball)

Location
Fresno
Posted
May 18, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Overview:
Under the general supervision of the Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Services, the Academic Advisor is responsible for understanding and interpreting relevant University, NCAA, and Mountain West policies to provide academic, graduation, eligibility, career, and personal advising for student-athletes. This position will work with Football and/or Men's Basketball. The individual in this position will provide regular academic and athletic eligibility progress reports to coaching staff, assist with study hall services, and provide academic and eligibility information to prospective student-athletes and parents.

Essential Functions:
    	
  • Coordinate and implement "Individual Success Plans", per assigned student-athletes
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  • Plan individual and group teaching sessions for at-risk students focused on learning strategies and intensive study skills
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  • Meet weekly with students to develop effective academic plans (with schedule review, time management, organizational strategies, self-assessment, goal setting, and overall tracking of academic progress as a focus)
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  • Review graded course work and develop strategies for improvement, as needed
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  • Develop strong working relationships with student-athletes that emphasize the value of education; and the development of self-reliance, self-confidence, empowerment, and intrinsic motivation
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  • Assist student-athletes with learning disabilities to focus on developing personal learning strategies through guided, repetitive practice in study skills, reading, writing, time management and goal setting
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  • Advise and counsel identified student-athletes regarding academic performance, including course/major selection, developing graduation plan, time management, goal setting, career planning, learning and study strategies, test taking, note taking, and other skills necessary for academic success
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  • Review academic schedules for assigned student-athletes each semester to ensure student-athletes are enrolled in degree applicable credits
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  • Provide summer school academic planning for targeted student-athletes
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  • Develop, implement and evaluate team academic success plan each semester for assigned team(s)
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  • Manage all working relationships with student-athletes and staff in a confidential manner
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  • Communicate accurately and thoroughly with athletic academic advisors, coaches, and University support staff
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  • Provide accurate daily, weekly, and semester academic progress reports, as requested.
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  • Assist in the development and implementation of appropriate study strategies for student athletes
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  • Monitor academic progress of student-athletes, including daily monitoring of class attendance, academic appointment attendance, and grades
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  • Monitor student-athletes' academic progress to ensure they meet all NCAA, MWC and Fresno State academic rules of eligibility
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  • Conduct recruiting meetings with prospective student-athletes per coaching staff requests
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  • Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Athletic Director of Student-Athlete Services

Required Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    	
  • A Bachelor's degree in a related field and two (2) years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. A Master's degree in a related field may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the required experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
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  • Knowledge of:			
  • NCAA rules and regulations associated with academics
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  • Basic computer software applications such as Microsoft Word for Windows and Excel
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  • Ability to:			
  • Interpret, apply, and communicate program rules and regulations
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  • Assist student-athletes in course selection for regular and summer sessions
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  • Function successfully in a fast-paced environment
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  • Work a flexible schedule, including some evening and weekend hours
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  • Utilize computer applications to regularly monitor student-athlete academic progress toward graduation and their NCAA/MWC academic eligibility
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  • Make appropriate independent judgments when applying existing rules, procedures and guidelines in a variety of circumstances
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  • Relate effectively with adult student learners, coaches, staff and faculty from diverse ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
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  • Present clear and concise information both orally and in writing
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  • Maintain a courteous and professional attitude in stressful situations
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  • Ability and willingness to support the diversity and equity commitments of the department
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  • Commitment to academic integrity and compliance with University, conference and NCAA regulations
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  • A history of regular attendance and positive performance evaluations

  • Preferred Education, Experience and Knowledge:
      	
    • Experience working with academically under-prepared students, specifically football and/or basketball student-athletes within an intercollegiate athletic department.
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    • Master's Degree in education, special education or related educational field.
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    • Working knowledge of database computer applications (CAi, PeopleSoft) and computer assisted instruction software, such as BlackBoard

    Deadline to Apply:
    Applications received by May 30, 2017 will be given full consideration. Position will remain open until filled.

    Application Requirements:
    An Athletic Corporation Application, a resume, and a list of three professional references, including telephone numbers, are required. A cover letter that addresses your qualifications for the position is required.
    						Apply By Mail:
    			California State University, Fresno - Human Resources
    			5150 North Maple Avenue, M/S: JA41
    			Fresno, California 93740-8026						Apply By Fax or In Person:
    			Joyal Administration Building, Room 211
    			Phone: (559) 278-2032
    			Fax: (559) 278-4275				
    Thank you for your interest in a non-faculty position with the Athletic Corporation of California State University, Fresno.

    The Athletic Corporation of California State University, Fresno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action. Applicants will be considered without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status or disability. The Athletic Corporation actively seeks and encourages applications from members of all underrepresented groups. The Athletic Corporation is committed to providing equal opportunities to men and women CSU students in all campus programs, including intercollegiate athletics. The Athletic Corporation is associated with the University; however, employees of the Corporation are not employees of the University or the State of California.

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    Background investigations will be conducted, as required, depending upon the job requirements of a position. These could include, but are not limited to, processing of fingerprints through the Department of Justice and degree and license verifications. An offer of employment may or may not be extended based upon the results of these verifications.

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    Pursuant to Executive Order 883, reasonable accommodation is to be provided upon request from an employee or applicant with disabilities, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the campus. What constitutes a reasonable accommodation is to be determined by the campus on a case-by-case basis after it has received the individual's request for accommodation and engaged in an interactive process. Employees or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation should contact Human Resources directly at (559) 278-2032.

    University Information: (http://www.fresnostate.edu/)
    Fresno State is one of 23 campuses of the California State University System. The university's mission is to offer high quality educational opportunities to qualified students at the bachelor's and master's levels, as well as in joint doctoral programs in selected areas. The University serves the San Joaquin Valley while interacting with the state, nation, and world. Through transformational applied research, technical assistance, training and other related public service activities, the University builds partnerships and linkages with business, education, industry, and government. The University competes athletically in Division I FBS and is a member of the Mountain West Conference.

    The University's current enrollment is more than 24,000 students from diverse backgrounds, which creates a culturally rich environment. The campus, which has been designated as an arboretum, is spread over 1400 acres. Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 600,000 is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley on the western edge of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. The campus is within easy driving distance of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Yosemite, Kings Canyon, and Sequoia National Parks, the Monterey Peninsula, Lake Tahoe, beaches, sailing lakes and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and produce.

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