This position reports to the Assistant Director of Academic Advising for Student Athletes (Undergraduate Advising) and is accountable for providing academic advising services for undergraduate students. This advising position works work solely with student-athletes.
Remaining consistent with Bryant University’s mission statement that, “The Bryant experience promotes academic excellence and cultivates the leadership skill, qualities of character, and diverse perspectives required to succeed…”, academic advising provides students with an opportunity to build a relationship with their advisor for the purpose of planning their educational career; learning how to access campus resources and services available to them; and, empowering them to “claim their education”.
This is a 12 month full-time position with excellent benefits.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Academic Advising: facilitate understanding and purpose of higher education for advisees; assist students with academic goal setting; teach students how to monitor their progress; help students develop decision making skills; make student referrals to campus resources as necessary; advise on course selection and long-term academic planning; work with students who have academic difficulties and helping them to access appropriate resources on campus; maintain close working relationships with faculty and with colleagues in Amica Center for Career Education, the Registrar, Counseling Services, the Academic Center for Excellence and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion to discuss issues related to the academic success of students.
NCAA Compliance: Serve as a continuing eligibility certification officer for the University. Work closely with the Director of Undergraduate Advising to assure timely and careful completion of student-athlete eligibility. Maintain integrity of certification process and associated records. Stay abreast of NCAA legislation and regulation.
Student-Athlete Services: Coordinate travel letters for student-athlete absences. Work with faculty and Faculty Athletic Representative as appropriate to resolve any absence or other issues. Plan and conduct workshops for student-athletes, especially as the students transition to college. Work closely with the learning specialists in the Academic Center for Excellence in supporting student-athlete success.
Registration and Records: assist in scheduling, preparing, and presenting programs for registration and orientation for all incoming students as well as pre-registration for all continuing students; maintaining appropriate student records within the University’s database; assist in the review of final grades, and analyzing the academic parameters achieved to determine honors, probation, or dismissal status; and certifying graduates.
Transfer Credits: assist in the approval of applications for transfer credit, including evaluating transcripts of transfer students for acceptability of courses and credits from other institutions.
Study Abroad Advising: advise students who are interested in the opportunity to study abroad; assist students with course planning and curriculum integration for a semester or more abroad; and advise on transferability of credits for courses taken within a selected program.
This is a full-time position with evening and weekend hours as needed. Perform other duties as assigned.
Certain duties are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate persons with disabilities.
This position is best filled by an individual with a Master’s degree in a related field, and demonstrated knowledge of academic advising in an intercollegiate environment, and knowledge of NCAA rules. Ability to utilize computerized registration and degree audit applications is required; SCT Banner experience is desirable. Advising experience with one of more of the following student populations preferred: international students, student athletes, learning disabled students or students in academic difficulty. Excellent interpersonal and communications skills are required to effectively advise students, and interact with faculty and staff. Experience interpreting and administering academic policies is preferred.
About Bryant University
For 155 years, Bryant University has been at the forefront of delivering exceptional education that anticipates the future and prepares students to be innovative leaders of character in a changing world. Bryant delivers an innovative, uniquely integrated business and liberal arts education that inspires students to excel. With approximately 3,700 graduate and undergraduate students from 38 states and 53 countries, Bryant is recognized as a leader in international education and regularly receives top rankings from U.S. News and World Report, Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, and Barron's. Abundant co-curricular opportunities, service learning programs, internships, and practicums allow students to put theory into practice while building character and leadership skills. Athletics and recreation play an integral role in the health and well-being of Bryant students, whether competing on one of Bryant's 22 NCAA D1 varsity teams, taking part in a club or intramural sport, or just enjoying the Bulldog school spirit. Bryant is dedicated to the success of our faculty and staff, and the school provides excellent benefits, training, and support so that individual talents may flourish for the be...nefit of its students. Bryant's academic and technological excellence and innovation foster the development of individuals so each can reach his or her personal best in life and their profession. The University is located approximately 15 minutes from Providence and one hour from Boston.