The Thornton Center seeks candidates for an Athletic Academic Services Graduate Assistant position. This GA position is part of a Young Professional Development Program that prepares young professionals for full time positions in the Academic Support profession. Only professionals that have a long term career interest in Athletic Academic Support should consider applying.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
This position will be responsible for assisting with all aspects of the Thornton Center operations. The individual in this position will be expected to learn all aspects of what is required to be a great academic staff member. The Thornton Center staff is committed to developing all skills needed to be a great professional in this field. By the end of the two-year GA experience, each GA will be able to:
Thoroughly understand NCAA progress toward degree requirements for student-athletes and how they impact APR and GSR.
Monitor and document student-athlete weekly academic progress.
Understand end of term grade finalization and reporting process procedures.
Understand and implement student academic advising.
Understand the importance of timely, effective communication with coaches and professors.
Understand proactive outreach to campus departments, organizations, faculty and staff to facilitate a positive working relationship.
Effectively supervise student-athletes in study hall while maintaining a positive, effective learning environment for all students.
Arrange and host an honorary coach autonomously.
Arrange and host a recruiting session with a prospect.
Effectively implement the five pillars of Life Skills.
Understand and be able to implement a tutorial program.
How to Apply:
Submit cover letter, resume, and reference list electronically to: Thornton@utk.edu . Use subject line Graduate Assistant Application – Academic Services.
Review of resumes will begin mid-February 2021 and continue until the position is filled.
Suggested start date is July 1, 2021 with coursework beginning August 2021.
Bachelor’s degree required
Must be admitted to a graduate program at the University of Tennessee by the start of the fall 2021 term
Desire to obtain full-time employment in student-athlete academic support
Strong work ethic
About University of Tennessee - Knoxville / Thornton Athletics Student Life Center
With 18 full-time staff members, the Thornton Athletics Student Life Center offers academic counseling services, career development program, student development program, comprehensive tutoring program, writing lab, math lab, computer lab, and accommodations for students with special needs.
What’s Our Mission?
We foster the pursuit of comprehensive excellence through the holistic development of each student-athlete. We cultivate champions for life by maintaining a culture of integrity, utilizing an innovative approach, and displaying leadership while honoring and fulfilling the volunteer spirit.
We are Thornton!
What’s Our Vision?
We will be constant in our pursuit of excellence through transformative programs and services that set the national standard. We will inspire greatness that transcends sport by empowering student-athletes to become self-directed learners and thinkers, developing ambassadors who embody the volunteer spirit, and preparing graduates for global success.