Athletics Academic Coordinator

Job description

Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-04-16
Req: R0023726

The University of Virginia is a highly competitive Division I program committed to academic and athletic excellence. The Department of Athletics at the University of Virginia is now accepting applications for the position of Athletics Academic Coordinator to support student-athletes in various sport programs.

Athletics Academic Coordinators provide academic advising, counseling, and assistance to student athletes in areas of course selection, registration procedures, degree requirements, career planning, University resources, and other related topics associated with academic performance for one or more sports programs. Athletics Academic Coordinators facilitate student-athlete engagement and support the overall student experience by connecting students with resources to develop academic skills and fully engage with the University in pursuit of their goals. Athletics Academic Coordinators are typically assigned to support one large, or several smaller, sports programs, but they may also perform more specialized tasks at this level. Their work is mainly independent, with some oversight and accountability for delivering consistently high quality services. Athletic Academic Coordinators are responsible for maintaining appropriate files and records of academic information, diligently monitoring athletic eligibility and academic progress according to grade reports, and maintaining a detailed and current knowledge of all NCAA, ACC, and University rules and regulations related to academic support. In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

  • Student-focused professional able to provide holistic academic support and programming to a diverse student-athlete population.

  • Demonstrated commitment to delivering inclusive support services to college students.

  • Current knowledge and application of all NCAA, ACC, and University rules and regulations related to academic integrity is consistently demonstrated.

  • Tenets of the Honor System are understood and completely upheld.

  • Ability to work with competing priorities, multiple constituencies, and advocate for students with political acumen.

  • Ability to analyze course prerequisites, certification, and/or curriculum/graduation requirements.

  • Ability to evaluate student transcripts and/or records.

  • Knowledge of collegiate academic structures and processes and the ability to lead and guide Division I student-athletes.

  • Proven ability to create and implement holistic student development initiatives in support of students’ academic growth.

  • Enthusiasm for creative problem solving to maximize students’ overall engagement with resources and opportunities.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.

  • Proven effectiveness developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with constituents throughout the university, including faculty and staff.

  • Knowledge of a wide range of learning strategies and study skills development techniques.

  • Awareness and sensitivity to the academic, athletics, and social pressures faced by student-athletes at the college level.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills.

  • Ability to gather data, compile information, maintain records and prepare reports.

  • Ability to analyze and solve problems and use independent judgment to manage and impart confidential information.

  • Strong attention to detail and demonstrated accountability for results.

Anticipated Hiring Range: $43,000 - $45,000, dependent upon qualifications.

    Required Qualifications

    Education: Bachelor's Degree required.

    Experience: Some experience working in academic advising, teaching, counseling, student affairs, or a related field is required.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Education: Master's Degree in higher education, counseling, or a related field is strongly preferred.

    Experience: 4+ years of related experience; prior experience in a Division IA institution.

    Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Working knowledge of NCAA academic eligibility and recruiting rules and regulations.

    Please do not forward any applicant materials directly to staff of the Department of Athletics, as only applications received through this system will be considered. Preference will be given to applications received by April 26, 2021. The successful candidate will pass a background check. PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs,” and search for ‘Athletics Academic Coordinator.’ Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address). PROCESS FOR EXTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please visit UVA job board, search for Requisition R0023726, complete the application and attach a cover letter, resume, contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address). Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration (please note that all documents can be uploaded into the "Resume" box). For information regarding the position or the application process, please contact Michele Jarman at

    The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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    Job No:
    Posted: 4/18/2021
    Application Due: 4/29/2021
    Work Type: Full Time