Applications are invited for four internship positions in the Center for Athletic Academic Services (CAAS) at the University of Memphis for the 2017-18 year (June-May). The internal title for this position is Assistant Academic Counselor.
This position is intended to give hands-on experience to prepare individuals for a full-time position within athletic academic services at the collegiate level (advising, recruiting visits, mentoring, team meetings, orientation, etc.). The Assistant Academic Counselor will also participate in a formal weekly training seminar taught by the CAAS Staff to enhance and develop skills to prepare for a career in athletic academic advising. A manual will be provided as a resource for training throughout the experience. This experience also includes assisting with the intensive Summer Bridge program for new men’s and women’s basketball and football student-athletes.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The Assistant Academic Counselor will be responsible for assisting in the day to day operation of the center, including, but not limited to, mentoring student-athletes, advisement of selected student-athletes, monitoring the academic progress of selected student-athletes, supervising study hall, student-athlete orientation, unofficial initial eligibility evaluations of prospective student-athletes, conducting recruiting visits, and completion of projects as assigned by the Director & Associate Director.
Ability to adhere to NCAA rules and the Family Educational Rights to Privacy Act (FERPA).
Must have strong interpersonal skills, attention to detail and the ability to set appropriate professional boundaries with student-athletes.
Serve as a professional supervisor and monitor of student-athletes during study hall.
Assist academic counselors with student-athlete academic support.
Must be able to serve as a positive role model for student-athletes.
Must be willing to work a flexible schedule, including early mornings, evenings and weekends.
Ability to communicate effectively.
How to Apply
Submit cover letter, resume, and reference list to Kristin Williams, Associate Director – Center for Athletic Academic Services, to email@example.com. Immediate and continuous review of applications until positions are filled.
Master's degree required with preference given to an educational background in Student Personnel, Social Work, Counseling, Education or Sport Administration. Preference is also given to applicants who have completed a Graduate Assistantship in the Athletic Academic Services profession and/or have N4A membership. Must be able to articulate an understanding of the needs of academically at-risk student-athletes and have a desire to obtain full-time employment in the Athletic Academic Services profession.
CAAS is staffed by the Director, Associate Director, Assistant Director, PAWS Coordinator, a Learning Specialist and four Athletic Academic Counselors. CAAS is also assisted by interns, graduate assistants, student workers, mentors and tutors.
Academic support services are provided in a variety of ways, including orientation programs, tutoring, mentoring, academic counseling, study hall, and a...cademic advising. CAAS also has a unique responsibility as it conducts eligibility evaluations for all domestic freshmen prospective student-athletes.
CAAS is housed on the sixth and seventh floors of Wilder Tower and covers an area of 8,000 square feet. The center consists of computer stations, a variety of study areas (including tutor rooms, study carrels, and tables), and the offices of the CAAS staff. In addition to CAAS, Wilder Tower houses campus-wide student services, including admissions, bursar, financial aid, registrar, student development, and academic advising.