Minimum Qualifications: Demonstrated counseling & advising skills, including skills to plan and structure content and process of individual academic counseling appointments based on student academic history and needs. Problem-solving skills to identify and document patterns of student academic needs and to develop strategies and programs to successfully meet those needs. Skills to respect and maintain professional boundaries with student-athletes. Familiarity with current NCAA Division I academic eligibility regulations and procedures related to initial eligibility of freshmen and transfers as well as NCAA progress toward degree rules for continuing students. Ability to learn complex NCAA Division I regulations quickly and accurately and educate student-athletes about rules and rule changes. Familiarity with current NCAA Division I rules related to athletic aid, amateurism, recruiting, ethical conduct, playing and practice seasons, and extra benefits. Skills to make initial assessment for appropriate campus or community referrals that enhance student-athlete success. Excellent verbal and written skills to express complex ideas and concepts clearly, concisely, and logically. Experience writing, editing, and proofreading to quickly and accurately produce emails, memos, reports, etc. Skills to multi-task and effectively manage daily work responsibilities including projects with overlapping deadlines and urgency. Demonstrated organizational and time management skills. Skills to meet deadlines set by the unit, campus, or NCAA. Demonstrated attention to detail. Demonstrated experience designing and presenting effective programs to small and large groups. Project management and organizational skills to manage and deliver complex projects and programs on deadline and within budget and using initiative to prioritize, problem solve, and develop and implement solutions. Skills to collaborate, communicate, and function effectively as a high-performing member of a fast-paced work team. Understanding of the unique time constraints and pressures faced by NCAA Division I student-athletes. Skills to exercise independent judgment and operate with integrity in situations that present ethical dilemmas. Understanding of the multiple dimensions of identity of NCAA Division I student-athletes at a major research university and the ways in which dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and privilege impact the delivery of academic counseling services and holistic programming in a university setting. Demonstrated skills to provide guidance to student-athletes, parents, and coaches in emotionally charged or crisis situations. Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills that enhance student success, persistence, and retention. Established computer skills to use e-mail, BANNER, and OASIS. Skills to design and produce spreadsheets, memos, reports, presentations and other materials using Word, Excel and Power Point. Skills to learn additional computer programs including FileMaker Pro and JumpForward.
Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree or higher from an accredited institution in counseling psychology, student personnel, education, sport psychology, sport management, or related field. Ability to apply developmental psychology, student development, and career development theory to academic counseling with student-athletes that includes academic, personal and career decision-making. Knowledge and appreciation of issues faced by NCAA Division I student-athletes at the campus, conference, and national level. Knowledge of UC Davis policies and procedures, including policies related to orientation, registration, transfer, readmission, summer school, and financial aid. Knowledge of interpretations of current NCAA and conference bylaws and the application of those rules within the context of campus regulations. Ability to articulate the role of intercollegiate athletics within higher education and the unique transferable skills developed by NCAA Division I student-athletes. Knowledge to provide input to Director of Academic Services on issues with existing department, university, and NCAA policies and regulations as well as ability to suggest improvements.
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