Academic Counselor, Student-Athlete Services, Department of Athletics

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Job location: Winston Salem, NC

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-06-11
Req: R0003458
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Job Description Summary

Provides academic counseling and support in areas of course oversight, registration procedures, office report coordination, progress toward degree requirements, and career planning for student­-athletes in designated sports within Wake Forest University and NCAA guidelines.

Job Description

Essential Functions:
Major Tasks and Responsibilities

• Maintains a current working knowledge of academic eligibility rules and procedures of
the University, Atlantic Coast Conference and NCAA. Ensures compliance with all
applicable University, Athletic Coast Conference and NCAA rules and regulations.
• Provides academic counseling support for an assigned group of football student-athletes.
• Responsible for academic meetings with recruits.
• Develops strong working relationships with students to emphasize the value of education and the development of self-reliance.
• Meets with student-athletes to develop effective weekly academic plans and to assess
• Responsible for monitoring course registration and scheduling for student-athletes,
including maintenance of class schedules and books/class material needs.
• Present academic updates to football coaches during scheduled weekly meetings.
• Maintains open and consistent contact with coaches, athletic academic counselors, faculty and University support staff.
• Recommends and nominates student-athletes for awards and scholarships.
• Monitors graduation rates and performance of assigned student-athletes and provides
reports on data within NCAA guidelines.
• Monitor academic performance and prepare reports containing academic updates for
assigned student-athletes.
• Assists with the tutor assignment program and recommends updates as needed.
• Monitors Wake Ware distribution for student-athletes and meets with personnel to ensure timeliness and accuracy of distribution.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

• Working knowledge of NCAA academic eligibility rules and recruiting rules and procedures.
• Ability to lead and guide Division I student-athletes in their pursuit of a college degree.
• Knowledge and understanding of collegiate academic structure and processes.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
• Ability to work independently with minimum direction.
• Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing.
• Demonstrated organizational and time management skills.
• Ability to work weekend and evening hours on occasion.

Sedentary work. Talking, hearing, fingering, grasping, feeling, repetitive motions. Close visual acuity. Not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.
Minimum Education, Experience, Training

  • Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 1-2 years experience advising student-athletes at the Division I level.

Preferred Education Experience, Training

  • Master's degree. 2-3 years experience advising football student-athletes at the Division 1 level.

Works under minimal supervision
Reports weekly to the Associate Athletic Director Student-Athlete Academic Counseling. Ensures appropriate tutoring services are provided to student-athletes.
Hires, terminates, evaluates, and assigns tutors to student-athletes. Approves payroll hours. Accountable for adhering to ACC and NCAA policies and regulations.
Assists in providing supervision, training, work direction and problem-solving assistance for tutors.

Additional Job Description

Time Type Requirement

Full timeNote to Applicant:This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations and drug screens for all final staff candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.




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Job No:
Posted: 6/8/2021
Application Due: 8/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time