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Advisor - Kinesiology Recreation & Sport Studies

Employer
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Location
Knoxville, TN

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Advisor I - Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies (Multiple Positions)

Description: 

The Advisor I is a critical team member of the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, & Sport Studies, supporting the preparation, experience learning, and instructional elements of the department’s mission. This position provides comprehensive academic advising services and supports holistic student success for a growing number of undergraduate students. The Advisor I position is discipline specific and is passionate about helping students succeed in their academic and career goals within the kinesiology, and recreation and sport management professions.

The primary focus of this position is on assisting students in developing and implementing sound educational plans, integrating academic and career advising with self-exploration, leadership, and experience learning. Working primarily with upper-division students, this position supports students as they transition at various points throughout their academic careers at UT which include:

•         Self-exploration that focuses on strengths, interests, and values

•         Career exploration in both advising and instructional settings

•         Identification and supervision of co-curricular, career and experience learning, and leadership opportunities to support both academic and professional development.

•         Development of an academic plan that aligns with aspirations and abilities.

The person serving in this position has the responsibility to advise undergraduate KRSS students promoting retention and graduation. This position requires collaboration with students to co-create educational plans in ways that are consistent with the aspirations, interests, strengths, and values – preparing them for a life of learning in a diverse and global society. The Advisor I may also teach a course for one of the undergraduate majors as needed.



Qualifications

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Academic Advising
  • Assisting students in developing and implementing sound educational plans, integrating academic and career advising with self-exploration, leadership, and experience learning. Working primarily with upper-division students, this position supports students as they transition at various points throughout their academic careers at UT which includes: self-exploration that focuses on strengths, interests, and values; career exploration in both advising and instructional settings; identification and supervision of co-curricular, career and experience learning, and leadership opportunities to support both academic and professional development; and development of an academic plan that aligns with aspirations and abilities.
  • Serve as primary academic advisor for approximately 250-350 KRSS undergraduate students.
  • Meet with prospective students (pre-college, pre-transfer, and pre-majors) to provide guidance on available programs and academic requirements, considering each student's individual goals.
  • Work with KRSS faculty to provide student data when needed.
  • Work with college advising office to participate in recruitment sessions to provide high school students information about our majors.
  • Participate in KNS and RSM program meetings to provide information about undergraduate student experiences and advising-related issues.
  • Participate in college and university wide advising community events and professional development opportunities.
  • Complete tasks for curricular issues including petitions, student registration, possible catalog changes, student concerns and problems, & other needs as requested.
  • Assist with departmental special events.
  • Maintain databases of student information as a basis for reporting and tracking student outcomes of all undergraduate programs.
  • Teach an undergraduate course in one of the program areas as needed.
  • Complete other duties as assigned by Assistant Director of Student Services and Department Head.
  • Minimum/Required Qualifications (include education, experience, skills & abilities. Licenses & certifications):

    ·         Master’s Degree Required; Student Services related field or Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies related field preferred

    ·         Experience in advising, counseling, mentoring, or academic coaching at the college or university level.

    ·         Ability to learn software programs in an efficient manner.

    ·         Knowledge/proficiency of Microsoft Office suite.

    ·         Strong written, oral communication, and organizational skills.

    ·         Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with students, parents, alumni, and colleagues.

    ·         Ability to multi-task.

    ·         Ability to manage time effectively, work independently with little direction, communicate with a variety of constituents, and prioritize projects.

    Preferred/Desired Qualifications

    ·         Knowledge of or background in one of the KRSS program areas (Kinesiology, Sport Management, Therapeutic Recreation, physical education)

    ·         Teaching experience in higher education

    ·         Knowledge of Banner and GradesFirst

  • Knowledge of UT Policies and Procedures
  • Application Process

    For full consideration, all applicants must submit a cover letter/letter of interest, resume/CV, and the names and contact information of three references into the UT Human Resources portal.



    Job: Student Services
    Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
    Organization: Kinesiology Recreation & Sport Studies
    Schedule: Full-time
    Job Posting: Nov 21, 2023, 8:15:35 AM

    Organization

    Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

    Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

    UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

    The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

    Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

    As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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