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Academic Coordinator

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Job Location Normal, Il 61790

Posting date 09-12-2018

General Summary
This position is responsible for enhancing and advancing the academic development and overall life skills of student-athletes representing their assigned sport(s). This position will work with Baseball and a few other Olympic sports yet to be determined. There is also an opportunity for potential oversight of a project area (Career/Personal Development, Tutor Coordination, SAAC/Leadership, Health/Wellness, etc.). The Academic and Life Skills unit services 19 sports which equates to roughly 450 student-athletes. This position collaborates regularly with department and campus entities, particularly the student-athletes' academic advisors and coaches while developing short- and long-term planning with their assigned student-athletes. It is expected that this position will regularly research new and innovative ways to enhance and contribute to the development of academic skills, transferable life skills and holistic growth of the individual student-athlete. This position will regularly operate in ambiguous situations with limited direction. As such, it is important for this position to embody the vision, mission, and philosophy of Illinois State University, the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and of the Academic and Life Skills unit in conjunction with past experience and training to make effective and appropriate decisions. Seemingly small, daily decisions can have a lasting impact the development of student-athletes and their achievements. This position may be required to travel with their assigned team(s) on road trips for competitions and be accessible to the student-athletes, coaches and administrators during non-traditional working hours.

Required Qualifications
1. Master's degree.
2. Two years' experience in Counseling, Education, Student-Athlete Development, or related field.
3. Extensive knowledge of NCAA (National Collegiate Athletics Association) Division I rules and regulations.
4. Proven ability to multitask and work independently while processing numerous case-by-case situations daily to make appropriate individualized decisions influencing the lives of student-athletes, including demonstrated evidence of success with academically at-risk student-athletes.
5. Significant understanding of the lives and challenges of student-athletes.
6. Ability to work with diverse student populations.
7. Demonstrated organizational skills, time management skills, communication skills and supervisory skills.
8. Ability to work collaboratively with campus faculty, administrators, staff, and coaches.
9. If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

Desired Qualifications
Master's degree in Psychology, Sport Management, Counseling, Education, or a related field.


Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Posted: 9/13/2018
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