Academic Advisor #153620, #000388

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Academic Advisor

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Academic Advisor #153620, #000388



Position Summary:

This position is on site at our Cullowhee campus.

Two positions will be filled from this search.

The Athletic Academic Advisor supports the development of the whole student through the delivery of the following duties and responsibilities: * Monitor academic compliance of student athletes * Serve as first enrollment advisor for all incoming student athletes -new freshmen, transfers, and re-entering * Continue as support advisor through graduation for all student athletes * Provide developmental academic advising to student athletes * Provision of academic, eligibility, and personal advising for student-athletes * Provision of regular academic and athletic eligibility progress reports * Maintain up-to-date understanding of Western Carolina University, NCAA and Southern Conference rules and regulations * Provision of academic and eligibility information to prospective student-athletes and their parents * Identification of at-risk students, participation in development of support programs for them, and awareness of campus resources and services to make appropriate referrals * Serve as liaison to Athletics and attend Athletic Department meetings * Collaborate with Career Services staff to provide general career counseling * Represent the Advising Center at recruitment functions * Teach academic success and first-year experience courses as assigned * Provide advising information and support for the University community * Present advisor educational workshops for faculty and staff * Assist with the development, revision, and updating processes of Advising Center forms and publications * Maintain appropriate advising records and documentation * Submit monthly reports of activity * Participate in the assessment and evaluation of academic advising and advising programs for student athletes * Participate in ongoing professional development and encourage the growth of colleagues * Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned in support of the needs of students and the Advising Center This position serves as first enrollment advisor and continues as support advisor through graduation for all student athletes. It provides developmental academic advising to student athletes and teaches academic success and first year experience courses as assigned. It must also serve as liaison to Athletics and attend Athletic Department meetings, present advisor educational workshops for faculty and staff, maintain appropriate advising records and documentation and monitor academic compliance of student athletes in regard to university and NCAA requirements. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned in support of the needs of students and the Advising Center. For consideration, applicants must possess a Master’s degree. Degrees in counseling, higher education, or related fields are preferred.

Minimum Qualifications:

Masters Degree in a related field and previous experience in academic advising.

Degree must be from an appropriately accredited institution.

Preferred Qualifications:

Additional requirements for this position include excellent communication and presentation skills, and a courteous and professional attitude in stressful situations. It must work as part of a team in support of activities that promote the university and the community and be strongly committed to continuing education in both the areas of professional knowledge and practical skill application. Must have experience in monitoring student athlete progress toward degree with regards to university requirements and NCAA academic eligibility requirements and working knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations. The incumbent in this position must have the ability to articulate complex requirements, policies and regulations; implement activities and programs to ensure academic success of student-athletes; have knowledge of basic computer software applications and applications to regularly monitor student-athletes’ academic progress; work a flexible schedule, including some evening and weekend hours and relate effectively with students, coaches, staff and faculty from diverse ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.

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Permanent Full-Time

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Hard-copy application materials will not be considered. Application must be made online. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a candidate has been selected.

Please attach a cover letter, current resume and a list of three references (include complete contact information – telephone numbers).

For more information, please contact Travis Bulluck at 828-227-7753 or via email at [email protected]


Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

Credential Verification:

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.


Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected]

University Safety:

The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 227 HFR Administration Building, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7147) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.




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Posted: 6/8/2021
Application Due: 9/6/2021
Work Type: Full Time