The University of North Alabama is accepting applications for the position of Academic Advisor in the Athletic Department. This position provides academic advising and counseling to student-athletes in various academic majors. This position is responsible for ensuring compliance with applicable NCAA, university, ASUN, and Big South guidelines.
Essential job duties include the following:
Provide academic advising and counseling to student-athletes in various academic majors in matters relating to goal setting, curriculum choice, course load, study habits, and course selection;
Evaluate student-athlete records and transcripts to ensure eligibility requirements are met following NCAA and institutional policies and guidelines;
Evaluate prospective student-athlete records and transcripts to ensure eligibility requirements are met following NCAA and institutional policies and guidelines;
Ensure compliance with applicable NCAA, university, ASUN, and Big South guidelines;
Track student-athlete academic performance through use of progress reports and communication with faculty members;
Regulate and monitor student-athlete class registration and drop/add;
Identify at-risk students and refers students to appropriate resources;
Work individually with student-athletes concerning study skills and class related content/requirements;
Execute extensive and effective communication with coaches and others concerning student-athlete academic performance;
Arrange various testing for student-athletes;
Provide guidance to student-athletes with issues related to personal development;
Ensure services and accommodations are available for student-athletes with disabilities;
Maintain records and files;
Interact with student-athletes, parents, coaches, faculty, and staff in person, by telephone, and by mail/email;
Provide oral and written reports regarding student-athlete academic progress;
Attend recruiting functions and various events and meetings which may include evenings and weekends;
Ensure confidentiality of student-athlete information;
Regular and prompt attendance;
Analyze and interpret the NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) information for designated teams/programs;
Participate in development and execution of programming designed specifically to manage and experience success in APR;
Actively involved with the eligibility certification of designated student-athletes;
Frequently coordinate and communicate with the athletics compliance office and certifying officer regarding academic progress and eligibility of student-athletes;
Perform all other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree, from an accredited institution, in education, counseling, sports management, or a related field, required;
Master’s degree, preferred;
Experience with Division I athletic advising or compliance, required.
About University of North Alabama
UNA is a regional, master’s level, state-assisted institution of higher education located in Florence, Alabama and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. UNA was named one of America’s “Great Colleges to Work For in 2013” by the Chronicle of Higher Education, the nation’s premier publication for professionals in the academic world. With an enrollment of over 7,000 students, UNA offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs through four academic colleges: arts and sciences; business; education and human sciences; and nursing and allied health. UNA is one of the most picturesque college campuses in Alabama, occupying a 130 acre pedestrian-friendly campus in Florence’s historic district. The University’s diverse faculty and staff enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package and are supported in their professional and career endeavors through encouraged participation in conferences, research opportunities, and various other types of professional development.