Auburn University Athletics is seeking candidates for the Counselor I/II/III, Academics (Athletics). Working with the Associate Athletics Director, Student Athlete Support Services, this position will provide academic and personal advising/counseling and support to student-athletes.
The successful candidate will serve as part of a comprehensive team in Student-Athlete Support Services (SASS). SASS promotes, assists, and provides counsel to Auburn University student-athletes in the areas of academics, eligibility, admissions, career counseling and life skills. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: provides advising/counseling and support to at-risk student-athletes in matters related to academic goals, study skills, choice of curriculum, course load, and course scheduling; identifies at-risk students making referrals to other professionals when appropriate; evaluates student-athlete progress to ensure eligibility in accordance with University, SEC, and NCAA guidelines; instructs student-athletes on issues related to personal development; provides information to coaches concerning student-athletes', prospective student-athletes' needs, and academic/eligibility issues.
Entry into the applicant pool requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Psychology, Counseling, Education, Business, Sports Management, or related field.
Advanced degree in disciplines listed above or Juris Doctorate; extensive experience in a higher education setting preferably with Division I student-athletes; strong knowledge of college student development theory and of NCAA and SEC rules and regulations, specifically those pertaining to eligibility. Knowledge of fundamental concepts, practices and procedures in advising or counseling. Meticulous attention to detail, excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to interact with people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures and across a wide range of ages, knowledge of Auburn University academic policies and procedures or ability to learn quickly, strong organizational and technological skills.
Auburn University has developed into one of the largest universities in the South, remaining in the educational forefront with its traditional blend of arts and applied science and changing with the needs of today while living with a respect for the traditions and spirit that are Auburn.
The Athletics Department, in keeping with the mission of the University, and in a spirit of inclusion, enco...uraging diversity and equitable treatment for all, will seek to abide by the rules, to manage its fiscal affairs in a responsible manner, to educate its student-athletes, and to win championships, thereby bringing credit to Auburn and its people.
The Auburn Tigers compete at the highest level of intercollegiate athletics as a charter member of the Southeastern Conference. Auburn fields 19 varsity teams with approximately 500 student-athletes supported by more than 225 full-time staff on the campus of Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama.