Academic Advisor/Learning Specialist for Student-Athletes
Academic Advisor/Learning Specialist for Student-AthletesPosition Number:
PSA/NEA - Professional Staff AssocPay Grade Level:
10Pay Grade Range:
$50,517 - $76,296Status :
Calendar Year, Full-time, LimitedDepartment:
Please note: Applications must be submitted directly online only at: https://jobs.uri.eduCampus Location:
KingstonExtension Contingency Notes:
Position is full-time calendar year, limited to 06-30-2021 with anticipated renewal.Job Description Summary:
APPLICATION DEADLINE: The search will remain open until the position has been filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by September 25, 2020. Second consideration may be given to applications received by October 16, 2020. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (October 16, 2020) may not be given full consideration.
Serve as Academic Advisor/Learning Specialist, advising student-athletes and working to ensure that their academic needs are met and that “at risk” students meet NCAA academic progress requirements. Work with student data management systems. Collaborate with other advisors/learning specialists, and with the Associate Athletic Director and the Assistant Dean of UCAS to maximize academic support services for student athletes.Duties and Responsibilities:
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conduct regular individual and group advising meetings with student-athletes and prepare reports to document their academic progress and NCAA continuing academic eligibility.
Coordinate services to proactively address the academic needs of student-athletes (i.e., learning disabilities identification/testing, tutoring, study skills, time management, etc.).
Maintain close communication with athletic directors and coaches regarding academic progress of student- athletes.
Require student-athletes to meet with their academic major advisor at least once a semester for early registration purposes and for review of degree progress.
Communicate individual course requirements to each student, assist in short- and long-term planning for meeting those requirements, and prepare reports outlining each student’s progress.
Manage student athlete study hall including hiring, training, and scheduling of undergraduate student workers.
Use software to manage and report student athlete study hall hours. Collaborate with the Academic Enhancement Center for shared software needs.
Maintain regular communications with faculty regarding individual student’s progress within the classroom and other non-academic issues, and discuss appropriate intervention.
Collaborate with other athletic advisors to support student athlete success and participate in department programming.
Ensure the availability of testing and support services for student-athletes with learning disabilities.
Collaborate with the Compliance staff in the monitoring of the NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR), to include tracking and projections, and the development and implementation of improvement plans.
Meet with prospective student-athletes during official and unofficial visits as needed.
Be available to work evenings and weekends and team travel as needed.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Participate in Student-Athlete Affairs/Life Skills programming for all student-athletes, including personal development, career development, and leadership activities.
Assist in coordinating Ram Skills Day; an orientation for all first year student athletes.
Prepare and manage the Student-Athlete Affairs Program budget.
Design and coordinate campus and community outreach opportunities for student-athletes.
Shared responsibility for annual revisions of the student-athlete handbook.
Maintain strict adherence to NCAA, Conference, and University policies and regulations.
LICENSES, TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT:
Personal computers, printers; word processing, database and spreadsheet software.Required Qualifications:
1. Master’s degree in education, student personnel, counseling, psychology, sports administration, or related field.
2. Minimum of two years of experience in higher education (including graduate assistantships).
3. Demonstrated knowledge of best practices related to the delivery of academic services for student-athlete populations.
4. Demonstrated knowledge of student data management systems.
5. Demonstrated ability to work with students who are academically "at risk”.
6. Demonstrated strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
7. Demonstrated proficiency with written communication skills.
8. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.
9. Appointment subject to NCAA violation report clearance.Preferred Qualifications:
1. Demonstrated experience working with academic support programs for NCAA Division I student-athletes.
2. Demonstrated comprehensive knowledge of NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) and academic eligibility requirements.
3. Demonstrated experience with PeopleSoft, TutorTrak, Brightspace and Starfish.
4. Demonstrated experience with identifying and coordinating testing and support services for student-athletes with learning disabilities.
ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.Environmental Conditions:
This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.Posting Date:
09/03/2020Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please attach the following 4 (PDF) documents to your online Employment Application:
(#1) Cover letter.
(#3) “Other Document” – the names and contact information of three professional references.
(#4) – “Other” – A required, one-page statement addressing: Demonstrated experience and dedication to integrating issues of inclusion, equity, and social justice in your work.Quicklink for Posting: