Applications are being accepted for the Academic Counselor II position in the Hoke Hire Student-Athlete Academic Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. This position is expected to begin on or before November 1, 2017.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Oversee the day-to-day operations of the center, including, but not limited to, counseling and advising select student-athletes, major planning and career advice, and maintaining accurate and timely information of academic progress. Help coordinate student-athlete orientation, perform eligibility evaluations, serve on campus committees, and complete projects as assigned. The various reports that are required will include, but may not be limited to, graduation plans, weekly academic progress reports, end of semester grade reports and certification reports.
Adhere to NCAA rules and the Family Educational Rights to Privacy Act (FERPA). ?Possess excellent oral and written communications skills. ?Possess the ability to clearly establish, monitor, and maintain a leadership role and relationship with all student-athletes, coaches, and faculty. Must be willing to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends. Must possess effective interpersonal skills and problem solving ability, with great attention to detail being stressed and expected. Extensive experience in Excel, Google Docs, Banner, DegreeWorks, preferred. Ability to work in a fast-paced, team environment expected.
Master’s degree minimum, with background in Student Affairs/Personnel, Counseling, Social Work, Education, Sports Administration or other Human Studies fields. Experience in working with at-risk student-athletes with ADHD and/or learning disabilities and Disability Support Services standards a plus.
How to Apply
For consideration, please submit via the UAB employment website: 1) a cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position, 2) a resume, and 3) contact information for three (3) professional references. All applicants must apply via the UAB employment website and are not accepted via mail, email or fax. Reference number for this position is T48594. For assistance, contact UAB Recruitment Services at 205.934.5246.
UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of ethnicity, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.
Review of resumes will begin September 22, 2017 and applicable candidates will be contacted by phone/email for further interview(s) until positions are filled.
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