Academic Specialist, Athletics #497284

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Academic Specialist, Athletics #497284



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Athletic Academics

Job 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

* 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

EEO Statement:

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

Security Sensitive Statement:

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.



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Posted: 6/5/2021
Application Due: 8/4/2021
Work Type: Full Time