This is a full-time professional position within C.A.T.S. Academics which is a comprehensive support services unit for intercollegiate student-athletes. The Academic Counselor reports to the Director and is charged with managing all aspects of academic support for student-athletes on assigned teams and monitoring their academic progress, NCAA eligibility requirements and progress toward graduation. This position requires consistent and open communication with coaches and staff and a thorough understanding of NCAA and Pac-12 Conference guidelines and regulations.
May be required to work evenings and/or weekends.
C.A.T.S. Academics, a unit under Student Affairs and Enrollment Management | Academic Initiatives and Student Success supports the UA’s diversity and inclusiveness strategic initiatives designed to create an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students. The candidate chosen for this position will be expected to support diversity and inclusiveness efforts in the department and college.
Duties & Responsibilities:
• Provide academic and personal counseling to student-athletes on assigned teams. • Monitor the academic progress of student-athletes on assigned teams; provide course advisement, academic support and career and personal guidance; educate student-athletes on rules of eligibility and personal responsibility. • Serve as an academic mentor to new student-athletes; schedule regular appointments and assist with developing daily and weekly academic objectives. • Promote positive working relationships with college advisors and faculty throughout campus. • Utilize standard grade reports to communicate student-athlete progress to appropriate constituents. • Monitor student-athletes’ NCAA academic eligibility through the use of University student systems and established internal degree-tracking forms. • Administer the guidelines of the unit’s objective-based study hall, tutorial services and grade report tracking system. • Assist student-athletes with scheduling of courses, ensuring that course schedules are balanced and fit the time and season constraints of the student-athletes. • Communicate with coaches of assigned teams through scheduled academic meetings; regularly and promptly share detailed information regarding the ongoing academic progress of assigned student-athletes. • Assist with the recruiting process during prospective student-athletes’ visits to campus. • Regularly communicate the progress, outcomes, and direction of work to the Director and make recommendations concerning improvement of programs and services. • Support department and divisional student success efforts through participation in a variety of department activities and committee work. • Perform related duties as assigned or required to meet department, division and university goals and objectives.
• Bachelor’s degree. • Demonstrated and successful experience providing academic advising and/or academic support in education. • Background in counseling, career counseling, or advising in education. • One year of experience as an academic counselor, advisor, or educator working with a diverse student population.
• Master’s degree or in process of completing a graduate degree program. • At least one year of experience as an academic counselor/ advisor for student-athletes at the Division I level. • At least one year of demonstrated successful experience applying learning strategies with a diverse population of Division I student-athletes. • Proficiency and/or familiarity with PeopleSoft software. • Proficiency in using computer software such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher, etc. • Knowledge of FERPA and ethical principles in working with students. • Demonstrated knowledge of NCAA and Pac-12 Conference rules and regulations governing, but not limited to, academics, satisfactory progress, and eligibility
Internal Number: A22693
About University of Arizona
C.A.T.S. Academics provides customized services to student-athletes for them to achieve academic success. Academic Counselors and Learning Specialists guide a student-athlete in selecting the services that highlight their academic strengths and improve their academic weaknesses. Graduation and personal growth steer C.A.T.S. Academics in services that are offered. C.A.T.S. Academics supports The University of Arizona's mission of enhancing scholarly achievement of undergraduate students by:
•Striving for excellence regarding the academic, athletic and personal performance of its student-athletes.
•Providing exemplary leadership and necessary services to support, manage, and lead its student-athletes.
•Promoting the academic growth and individual development of student-athletes in preparation for successful careers and personal fulfillment after college.