Academic Counselor - Division of Intercollegiate Athletics (132523)

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Academic Counselor –

Division of Intercollegiate Athletics

Illinois is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. We serve the state, the nation, and the world by creating knowledge, preparing students for lives of impact, and addressing critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge. Illinois is the place where we embrace difference. We embrace it because we value it. Illinois is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.

The Division of Intercollegiate at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign has an opening for a Academic Counselor.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit


Individual Student Assessment and Development (percentage of time: 65%)

  • Oversee and report individual and team daily study hall sessions
  • Monitor and report academic progress of assigned student-athletes relative to NCAA, Big Ten and University requirements
  • Prepare and distribute NCAA required travel letters for athletes
  • Assist student athletes with academic schedule development and major exploration and planning
  • Facilitate interaction with or guide assigned student-athletes to campus and academic resources

Academic Program Development (percentage of time: 35%)

  • Communicate with campus faculty and staff regarding student-athlete progress and performance
  • Consult with coaches on a regular basis regarding academic performance of their student-athletes
  • Schedule campus appointments for, and meet with, prospective student--athletes on both official and unofficial visits
  • Provide comprehensive semester grade reports to Associate Athletic Director of Academic Services
  • Work compatibly and cooperatively with all personnel within the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics and on the University of Illinois campus
  • Must be available to work some evenings and weekends
  • Maintain knowledge of and compliance with specific NCAA, Big Ten Conference, and institution rules that relate to this position is required.


Required: Master’s degree in Education, Counseling or Sport Management or closely related field required.

Preferred: Experience in an NCAA Division I athletic academic support unit


Required: Demonstrated experience working with at-risk student-athletes

  • Maintain knowledge of and compliance with specific NCAA, Big Ten Conference, and institution rules that relate to this position is required.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills required.

Salary will be commensurate with experience


100 % time of appointment status/percent time need to be changed in the future, an appointment change form will be not required.


As soon as possibility after the closing date.


For full consideration, please create your candidate profile at and upload your (list required documents, such as resume, a cover letter, and the names and email addresses or phone numbers of three professional references, etc.) by June 18, 2021. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered.


For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Krissy Doran ([email protected])

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

College Name or Administrative Unit:Division of Intercollegiate Athletics Category:5-Education and Student Services Title:Academic Counselor - Division of Intercollegiate Athletics (132523) Open Date:06/07/2021 Close Date:06/21/2021 Organization Name:Intercollegiate Athletics




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Job No:
Posted: 6/8/2021
Application Due: 6/21/2021
Work Type: Full Time