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Athletics Academic Advisor/Learning Specialist

Towson University
Towson, MD
Closing date
Aug 5, 2021

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Responsibilities and Duties
The Athletic Academic Advisor/Learning Specialist provides effective academic advising and up-to-date campus information to selected sports; conducts individual advising appointments with student-athletes who have concerns about their major choices, progress toward degree, grades, or any other aspects that may impede their success toward graduation and NCAA eligibility and APR requirements. Provides effective academic support as a learning specialist for those selected "at-risk" student-athletes as assigned. Works with the other Learning Specialists in the unit to maintain, and improve where needed, the FFLIP Program and the Learning Specialist manual.


Maintains appropriate documentation and academic records to verify compliance with NCAA, Conference and University rules and regulations.  Has knowledge of NCAA rules, graduation requirements and general academic regulations. Serves as liaison with Career Center and assist the Senior Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Achievement with Career Readiness Programming. Serves as liaison with the Registrar's change of major unit.  Seeks approval and relays approvals from assigned academic achievement staff of student-athlete major changes and declarations. Assists Assistant Director of Academic Achievement with Guest Coach Program and assists Senior Assistant Athletic Director and Director of Academic Achievement with Faculty Fellows Program. Assists Assistant Director of Academic Achievement with undergraduate internship program.

Qualifications and Skills
Qualified  candidates must:

    Possess a Bachelor's degree.Have one year of experience in academic support, preferably in a college athletics setting, and can include experience as a graduate assistant or intern. Knowledge of academic and graduation requirements, NCAA progress towards degree requirements as well as other NCAA rules and regulations. Skills include organization, maintaining confidential information, degree planning, assessing and creating study skill development for at-risk student-athletes, ability to collaborate across campus.

    Master's degree in a related field 

Organization: Executive Division
Primary Location: Main Campus
Job Posting: Jul 19, 2021


Towson CampusTowson University (TU; was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, and is Baltimore’s largest comprehensive university, and the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls over 18,000 undergraduates and nearly 4,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Towson University offers many cultural, educational and athletics programs and events that are open to the public ranging from concerts and lecturers to Division I college sports.

Towson Students Our centrally located campus sits on 330  rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of  Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington  D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.  The town of Towson, MD. has a population  of approximately 52,000, with tree-lined  streets, shops, restaurants, movies, bookstores, a county library branch, live music venues, and is in walking distance of the TU campus. Towson was established in 1750 and is the seat of Baltimore County government.

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