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Academic Advisor

DATE POSTED:2017-05-11
POSITION TITLE:Academic Advisor
CATEGORY:Professional
PERSONNEL STATUS:Exempt, Full-time, Regular
DEPARTMENT:Athletics/Physical Education
CLOSING DATE:2017-05-26
RESPONSIBILITIES:Reporting to the Assistant Athletic Director for Student Athletes, the incumbent will serve in a senior role as a lead advisor for at-risk students and Women’s Basketball and Men’s Lacrosse. Specific duties include: coordinate and monitor the academic success of assigned teams (WBB & MLA) including weekly meetings with athletes, coordinating academic reports, and communicating with faculty and coaches; assist with initial and continuing eligibility; teach a freshmen introduction to the university course, PHED 202 (fall only); compile end of semester grade reports for ACSA; coordinate summer bridge program, SLAM (Service, Learning And Mentorship); oversight of Interns; coordinate Total Retriever Program; assist with the recruitment of new student-athletes and new student-athlete orientation; oversee Tutoring Program including the hiring, training, scheduling, and supervising student tutors; coordinate ACSA bi-weekly staff meetings; provide intensive, essential learning strategies for under prepared student-athletes in a highly competitive academic setting, by providing proactive, early, sustained, individualized support to enhance student success; and perform other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Requires a Bachelor's Degree (Master's preferred) in counseling, education, special education, curriculum and instruction, sports psychology or sport related field and two years (three to five years preferred) of professional experience working with student-athletes preferably as a learning specialist or in academic advising, teaching or counseling. Experience working with athletes at a Division I level strongly desired. Must have: experience providing individual tutoring support, study skills assistance, time management strategies or other learning support instruction to high school or college students with specific emphasis on working with student-athletes in an academic setting; excellent communication and organizational skills; and experience working with students from diverse backgrounds. N4A membership, understanding of NCAA/AEC rules and regulations desired. Experience with PeopleSoft and GradesFirst preferred.
SALARY:Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
APPLICATION:For best consideration, submit a cover letter indicating salary requirements, resume and the contact information for three professional references by May 26, 2017 (resumes will be accepted until position is filled) to: Abbie Day, UMBC Athletics, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250, athleticcareers@umbc.edu




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