Academic Advisor, Athletics

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Job Description Summary:

The George Washington University Department of Athletics and Recreation, an NCAA Division I member of the Atlantic 10 Conference, actively engages our students, our campus community, our alumni and our fans through the spirit of healthy living and competition. Located in the heart of our nation's capital, this world-class university aspires to have a world-class athletics and recreation program. We are committed to building and sustaining a program that mirrors the overall excellence of the university, by providing students an unparalleled opportunity for achievement and engaging the larger community as we grow and cultivate the next generation of leaders.

Reporting to the Assistant Athletic Director for Educational Support Services, the Academic Advisor will support the Educational Support Services department by performing the following:

  • Academically advises a caseload of student-athletes, as assigned by team; provides curriculum and graduation information and guidance; works with student-athletes on time management and organization.
  • Coordinates and oversees study hall; monitors and counsels student-athletes during supervised study sessions; Assists and monitors assignment progress, and adjusts tutoring accordingly. Travels as needed to provide academic support off campus.
  • Coordinates and assists in tutorial assignments and tutoring program; communicates regularly with learning specialists and graduate assistants working with assigned students.
  • Generates reports for administrators and coaches concerning academic progress, study hour completion and graduation progress of assigned individuals and teams.
  • Meets with prospective student-athletes and their families to explain the resources available through the Educational Support Services office.
  • Communicates regularly with university faculty and officials to assist in coordination of student-athletes academic plans

The position is based at GW's Foggy Bottom Campus in Washington, DC but may require significant domestic travel for games and events. The incumbent may perform other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:
  • Evidence of a strong academic record
  • Advanced coursework in counseling, teaching or higher education
  • Experience working in higher education
  • Experience as a student-athlete or working with student-athletes
  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity in working with students from diverse backgrounds
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills with the ability to demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours, including occasional nights/weekends, and travel
  • Ability to analyze and interpret policy and procedural questions and prioritize workload
  • Working knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations
Typical Hiring Range $48,000 How is pay for new employees determined at GW?

Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C. College/School/Department: Athletics and Recreation Family Student Affairs Sub-Family Academic Advising Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 1 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40+ Work Schedule: Monday – Friday; 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and nights and weekends as necessary Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work. Telework: No Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants:
  • Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status.
  • In order to gain a better understanding of your experience, the professional experience section of your resume must include months in addition to years. For example, instead of “2014 – 2015,” it should include “April 2014 – January 2015” or similar information.
Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: S007753 Job Open Date: 11/06/2018 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Posting Specific Questions
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  1. * What is your salary range expectation?
    (Open Ended Question)
  2. * Does the professional experience section of your resume include months?
    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

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    Required Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter
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      Job No:
      Posted: 11/7/2018
      Application Due: 11/13/2018
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