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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: November 5, 2019
The Athletic Study Center supports student athletes in developing as independent, self-reliant and successful young adults by encouraging them to integrate, participate, and become vested members in the academic community. Academic Advisors at the ASC provide broad academic guidance in response to the specific and individual needs of student athletes at CAL. Students are assigned to advisors according to sport. Academic advisors assist students in:
Understanding, negotiating, and complying with college, university, and NCAA rules and requirements.
Selecting courses and majors according to individual interests and goals.
Realizing academic and intellectual goals while earning a Berkeley degree.
Resolving personal issues unique to student athletes.
Promoting the holistic development of student athletes.
As students approach graduation, advisors continue to monitor the completion of requirements and support students as they plan for graduate school and career opportunities. This position will work primarily with football, women's soccer, and women's lacrosse student athletes.
Provides advice and assistance to student athletes on all aspects of their academic experience, including progression and requirement matters for the department/school/college.
Assists students in understanding, negotiating, and complying with college, university, and NCAA rules and requirements.
Supports student athletes in developing as independent, self-reliant, and successful young adults by encouraging them to integrate, participate, and become vested members in the academic community.
Evaluates and advises students in petitions for exceptions to departmental/school/college and/or Graduate Division requirements.
Provides tailored academic advising and counseling to strategize with the student athlete about best ways to do well in class, balance study and practice, and maintain NCAA eligibility.
Identifies students with GPA or progress problems, advises students, and recommends appropriate courses of action by the department/school/college (e.g., academic probation, dismissal).
Determines barriers, distractions, and complications affecting a student's academic success, helps students recognize these key non-academic issues, and makes appropriate referrals for additional therapeutic counseling and/or assistance from other units.
Confirms that students have met requirements for degree completion when there are no clear precedents or articulations, such as interdisciplinary programs or when transfer work is involved.
Advise a caseload of “mandated” student athletes that are required to participate in the tutorial program. Must monitor progress and design intervention strategies when necessary.
Developing, carrying out, and evaluating a variety of programs to enhance the retention and academic success of student athletes.
Works in collaboration with other departments in recruiting new student athletes, developing and implementing the Summer Bridge program, evaluating NCAA eligibility status, and other campus programming.
Thorough knowledge of advising and counseling techniques, knowledge of multiple majors, colleges, & schools.
Thorough knowledge of college/school policies, procedures, and requirements or the ability to learn.
Thorough knowledge of student athlete issues at the University level.
Skills in judgment and decision-making, problem solving.
Abilities in problem identification, reasoning, ability to develop original ideas to solve problems.
Ability to multi-task.
Demonstrated ability and experience in assessing the needs of student athletes and in designing special programs to assist their needs.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Master's Degree in Education or related field and/or equivalent experience/training.
Previous experience working with student athletes, particularly at a Division I Institution.
Salary & Benefits
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Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.