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Academic Advisor (4545U), Athletic Study Center 20361
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Jun. 30, 2021
Title Academic Advisor (4545U), Athletic Study Center 20361
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Educational Services

Academic Advisor (4545U), Athletic Study Center 20361

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: July 13, 2021

Departmental Overview

The Athletic Study Center (ASC) provides advising and academic support services to approximately 800 student athletes in 30 sports at the University of California at Berkeley. This unit reports to the Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education. The ASC employs 18 career employees and 60-80 part-time employees (primarily tutors), and has an annual budget of about $2,500,000. 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.

  • Provides advising services to student athletes on all aspects of their academic experience.
  • 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.
  • Maintains academic progress records of students as appropriate to prepare for short and long term goal achievement in all areas.
  • Provides academic status reports to coaches to keep them apprised of critical issues, policies, procedures and academic deadlines related to student athletes.
  • 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 counseling and/or assistance from other units. Assists in recruiting new student athletes to campus; this includes meeting with prospective student athletes and their parents and attending recruiting events.
  • 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.

Required Qualifications
  • Thorough knowledge of advising and counseling techniques, knowledge of multiple majors, colleges, & schools.
  • Thorough knowledge of or the ability to quickly learn college/school policies, procedures, and requirements.
  • 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.

  • Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's Degree in related field and/or equivalent experience/training.

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Other Information

This is a two-year contract appointment with the possibility of extension depending on funding.

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.

Mandated Reporter

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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