Primary Purpose of Position
Per the NCAA Accelerating Academic Success Program, the individual in this position will monitor academic progress and be responsible for design and implementation of academic support plans for freshmen student-athletes on assigned teams and teams below 930 APR.
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) is a full service academic support unit which offers a wide-range of services and programs that promote student success, including academic advising, supplemental instruction, tutoring, and student-athlete academic support. The unit collaborates with various academic units to reinforce academic expectations and address factors that affect student success, retention and graduation.
Earned Master’s degree; Experience working with students providing academic support, with preference for those who have experience in athletics at the Division I level ; Knowledge of NCAA bylaw 14; Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with individuals from various social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds; Ability to work independently and multi-task; Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment and handle confidential information with discretion and according to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) guidelines; Strong computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office; Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education
Master’s degree in counseling, education, student development, athletic administration or related field; Experience in academic advisement, student recruitment, or development of retention strategies at the collegiate-level; 2+ years as a full-time employee; Experience in working with at-risk populations; Experience in the use of technology to accomplish academic or administrative tasks, specifically Banner system and GradesFirst/Navigate; Higher education experience.