Academic Specialist, Athletics #497284
Academic Specialist, Athletics #497284FTE:
Athletic AcademicsJob Summary/Basic Function:
Assists the Associate Athletics Director with coordinating programs to ensure compliance with all University, Western Athletic Conference and NCAA rules and regulations governing the intercollegiate athletics operation, with a primary focus on academics for student-athletes.
1.Advises and assists student-athletes in selecting major course of study, selecting courses, changing majors, adding and dropping class, and developing effective study habits.
2.Monitors students’ degree plans; evaluates transcripts and maintains academic records; monitors class attendance and student progress
3.Monitors academic eligibility compliance with NCAA, Western Athletic Conference, and Lamar University policies.
4.Maintains records on student-athletes.
5.Assists the Associate Athletics Director with updating academic information in NCAA Compliance Assistant Software.
6.Assists the Associate Athletics Director with the review of transcripts and eligibility requirements for prospective student-athletes.
7.Compiles necessary documentation for academic eligibility each semester.
8.Recognizes and promotes the best interest of the student-athletes both academically and athletically.
9.Assists the Associate Athletics Director and Coaches in the process of recruiting prospective student-athletes.
* Bachelor’s degree required.
* 1-2 years athletic academic advising experience preferred
* Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite required
Strict adherence to established NCAA, Western Athletic Conference, Texas State University System and Lamar University rules and regulations. A violation of these rules and regulations can lead to disciplinary action including termination.
Reports Directly to the: Associate Athletics Director
Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.Veteran's Preference Statement:
Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.Preferred Qualifications:
- Master’s degree preferred
- Working knowledge of Banner, NCAA Compliance Assistant and Navigate preferred
- Working knowledge of NCAA rules preferred
This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.Salary:
06/03/2021Open Until Filled: