Intercollegiate Athletics - Academic Advisor - 140339-E

Location
Macomb, McDonough County
Posted
Jan 17, 2014

Company Description:

Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, serves more than 12,000 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.

Job Description:

APPOINTMENT: April 1, 2014

RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for advising Division I student-athletes and maintaining a life skills program.  Responsible for coordinating advisement services with their designated advisors in the undergraduate colleges/schools. Conduct individual mentoring sessions in order to enable student-athletes to adjust effectively to the university and to develop them academically and personally. Advise students on University and NCAA academic progress requirements. Monitor normal progress and eligibility requirements of student-athletes as established by University and NCAA regulations.  Perform other duties as assigned.

RANK & SALARY: Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit: http://www.wiu.edu/vpas/human_resources/benefits/.

Requirements:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's Degree in Education, Kinesiology, Psychology, Sport Management, College Student Personnel or related field and academic advising experience. Demonstrated understanding of the eligibility requirements of student-athletes as established by university and NCAA regulations. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree or equivalent experience with advising college students, life skills programming and working with students with learning disabilities. Customer service skills along with the ability to relate to a diverse group of students, faculty and staff. 

Additional Information:

THE DEPARTMENT: Intercollegiate Athletics is a NCAA Division I institution and is a charter member of The Summit League and the Missouri Valley Football Conference (FCS). For more information visit:  http://www.goleathernecks.com .

THE UNIVERSITY: Recognized as a "Best Midwestern College" by the Princeton Review and one of 39 public universities ranked a top tier "Best Midwestern University" by U.S.News & World Report, Western Illinois University (WIU) serves approximately 12,200 students in the heart of the Midwest through its traditional residential campus in Macomb and its metropolitan, non-residential location in Moline, Illinois.

The WIU-Macomb and -Quad Cities campuses are comprised of accomplished faculty, state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and a wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities. Western is a comprehensive university offering 65 undergraduate and 37 graduate degree programs, including a doctorate in education. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1, the University's 612 full-time faculty members teach 93.5 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses, in addition to 10 pre-professional degree programs and 19 certificate programs.

Western offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 20 NCAA Division I intercollegiate varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League. WIU is the cultural center of the region. University Libraries house an extensive collection and offer online database access to thousands of academic periodic journals and publications.

WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 10,003): A traditional, residential four-year campus with select graduate programs, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Macomb is an Amtrak city with twice-daily service to Chicago. Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).

WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 1,204): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, at its metropolitan, non-residential campuses in Moline, IL (population 44,000). The Quad Cities (population 376,000) rests on the banks of the Mississippi River and is comprised of Moline and Rock Island in western Illinois and Davenport and Bettendorf in eastern Iowa. Moline, Illinois is home to the Quad Cities International Airport.

Application Instructions:

APPLICATION:Complete applications include: 1) A letter of application 2) Current curriculum vita or resume 3) The names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references 4) Copies of academic transcripts     

Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL http://www.wiu.edu/employment/

**Note** In order to upload Individual documents must be under 2 MB in size.

Screening will begin on February 17, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding the search may be directed to: Lisa Melz-Jennings at LA-Melz@wui.edu.

For assistance with the online application system contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309)298-1977 or via email at eoa-office@wiu.edu