Academic Advisor

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Job location: Coral Gables, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-08-26
Req: R100034635
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The Academic Advisor is responsible for advising and mentoring student-athletes, monitoring the academic progress of student-athletes to include tutor assignment; coordinating registration process; assisting with recruitment process; and assisting with the eligibility certification process. The Academic Advisor will primarily work with assigned sports and coordinate the awards and honors program for our scholar-athletes. The Academic Advisor will join a team committed to providing students with strategies to navigate their undergraduate experience at the University of Miami, including effective study strategies based on individual learning preferences and will provide advisement and referral to students with academic, career and/or personal concerns. This individual will also participate in monitoring NCAA, ACC and University of Miami eligibility for the student-athletes on these teams.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify opportunities to nominate student-athletes for awards and honors and coordinate the nomination process.
  • Facilitate scheduling of tutoring for assigned student-athletes.
  • Assign tutors to student-athletes.
  • Refer student-athletes to campus resources when necessary.
  • Daily monitor and distribute tutor session reports.
  • Generate a weekly report by sport on tutoring hours.
  • Plan and manage annual graduation reception.
  • Assist Director with budget oversight as it relates to graduation reception.
  • Monitor class attendance of assigned student-athletes.
  • Serve as Liaison to assigned sport/coach.
  • Meet with coaches on a weekly basis.
  • Meet with teams periodically.
  • Advise student-athletes regularly.
  • Monitor academic progress toward graduation of student-athletes.
  • Assist with tracking of NCAA/ACC /University of Miami Eligibility Rules.
  • Assist with Study Hall Program.
  • Help with various office duties as needed and other duties as assigned.
  • Evaluate transcripts for unofficial and official visits.
  • Meet weekly with student-athletes to discuss their academic responsibilities.
  • Organize a timeline for students to study and complete assignments.
  • Produce weekly reports detailing what was accomplished by the student and what assignments are still required.
  • Work with advisors in schools to ensure required satisfactory academic progress.
  • Pro-Active Mentorship Program
  • Assist with the FAST program (Freshman Academic Success Training)
  • Assist the Learning Specialist with student evaluations and educational programming.

Education Requirements (Essential Requirements):
  • Bachelor’s degree required.

Work Experience Requirements (Essential Requirements):
  • One year of experience.

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Posted: 8/29/2019
Application Due: 11/8/2019
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