Salary will be commensurate with education and experience
Note: This position includes full benefits. This is a full-time, exempt position. Athletic Corporation employees are at-will.
Under the general supervision of the Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Services, the Academic Advisor is responsible for understanding and interpreting relevant University, NCAA, and Mountain West policies to provide academic, graduation, eligibility, career, and personal advising for student-athletes. This position will work with Football and other teams as assigned, and tutoring services. The individual in this position will provide regular academic and athletic eligibility progress reports to coaching staff, assist with study hall services, and provide academic and eligibility information to prospective student-athletes and parents.
Coordinate and implement "Individual Success Plans", per assigned student-athletes
Meet weekly with students to develop effective academic plans (with schedule review, time management, organizational strategies, self-assessment, goal setting, and overall tracking of academic progress as a focus)
Review graded course work and develop strategies for improvement, as needed
Meet weekly with coaches to review academic progress and issues regarding their academic success
Oversee Tutoring Services
Develop strong working relationships with student-athletes that emphasize the value of education; and the development of self-reliance, self-confidence, empowerment, and intrinsic motivation
Assist student-athletes with learning disabilities to focus on developing personal learning strategies through guided, repetitive practice in study skills, reading, writing, time management and goal setting
Advise and counsel identified student-athletes regarding academic performance, including course/major selection, developing graduation plan, time management, goal setting, career planning, learning and study strategies, test taking, note taking, and other skills necessary for academic success
Review academic schedules for assigned student-athletes each semester to ensure student-athletes are enrolled in degree applicable credits
Provide summer school academic planning for targeted student-athletes
Develop, implement and evaluate team academic success plan each semester for assigned team(s)
Manage all working relationships with student-athletes and staff in a confidential manner
Communicate accurately and thoroughly with athletic academic advisors, coaches, and University support staff
Provide accurate daily, weekly, and semester academic progress reports, as requested.
Assist in the development and implementation of appropriate study strategies for student athletes
Monitor academic progress of student-athletes, including daily monitoring of class attendance, academic appointment attendance, and grades
Monitor student-athletes’ academic progress to ensure they meet all NCAA, MWC and Fresno State academic rules of eligibility
Conduct recruiting meetings with prospective student-athletes per coaching staff requests
Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Athletic Director of Student-Athlete Services and Director for Student-Athlete Services
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
NCAA rules and regulations associated with academics
Basic computer software applications such as Microsoft Word for Windows and Excel
Interpret, apply, and communicate program rules and regulations
Assist student-athletes in course selection for regular and summer sessions
Function successfully in a fast-paced environment
Work a flexible schedule, including some evening and weekend hours
Utilize computer applications to regularly monitor student-athlete academic progress toward graduation and their NCAA/MWC academic eligibility
Make appropriate independent judgments when applying existing rules, procedures and guidelines in a variety of circumstances
Relate effectively with adult student learners, coaches, staff and faculty from diverse ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
Present clear and concise information both orally and in writing
Maintain a courteous and professional attitude in stressful situations
Ability and willingness to support the diversity and equity commitments of the department
Commitment to academic integrity and compliance with University, conference and NCAA regulations
A history of regular attendance and positive performance evaluations
Education and Experience:
A Bachelor's degree in a related field
Two (2) years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. A Master’s degree in a related field may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the required experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Experience working with academically under-prepared students, specifically football and/or basketball student-athletes within an intercollegiate athletic department.
Master’s Degree in education, special education or related educational field.
Working knowledge of database computer applications (CAi, PeopleSoft) and computer assisted instruction software, such as BlackBoard