The Center for the Academic Development of Student-Athletes (ADSA) provides the academic support services to the sports of Football, Men's and Women's Basketball, and Rowing. Academic Counselors provide academic advising and mentoring, and help facilitate the services each student needs. Counselors work to assist with the transition from high school to college, helping to balance academics and athletics. This position specifically is for the role of Women's Basketball Academic Counselor.
Essential Functions: Weekly/bi-weekly meetings with student-athletes to ensure they are on task each week. Advise for registration each term. Maintain reports on student-athlete eligibility, study hall, and class checking. Communicate, meet with, and report to respective coach(es). Assist with study hall, and other department functions. Assist with AARO and summer bridge programming. Other duties as assigned.
Deadline to Apply: September 14, 2020
Education and Experience:
Masters is required, preferably in Counseling, Education, or Sport Administration.
A minimum of one year of experience providing academic advising for student-athletes or working in a student athlete support office.
Experience in academic capacity with FB/MBB/WBB is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Candidate must demonstrate strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills to effectively interact with a wide range of students, faculty and staff.
Candidate must possess strong organizational, planning and time management skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks with a strong focus on attention to detail.
Candidate must possess strong problem solving skills with the ability to be resourceful, proactive and devise solutions. The ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team is essential.
Candidate must possess a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. Experience with Teamworks preferred.
Candidate must thoroughly understand NCAA continuing eligibility rules and be comfortable reading degree progress reports. Must also have knowledge of NCAA rules, compliance, and eligibility.
Candidate must be willing and able to work non-business hours for recruiting, phone calls, and study hall supervision. Must also be willing and able to travel with respective team.
About Southern Methodist University
SMU is a private university that employs 2,000 staff and faculty to support the more than 11,000 students. SMU’s tree lined campus is just five miles north of downtown Dallas and offers a unique workplace environment, including historic Georgian architecture buildings, beautiful lawns, landscaped gardens and an exciting campus community.
The range of career opportunities at SMU is as diverse as the SMU community. SMU seeks to attract, develop and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and students. Employees gain satisfaction in
knowing that they are helping, in their own way, to complete the educational experience for a diverse body of countless students.
In addition to being a great place for starting an exciting and rewarding career, SMU’s total compensation philosophy incorporates choice, flexibility, and competitive programs that drive many to join our growing and vibrant community.
SMU employees also have access to resources that enhance their personal and social lives. Whether it’s hearing a thought provoking lecture offered by the SMU Distinguished Tate Lecture Series or learning to “Pony Up” at an athletic event, employees have opportunities for cultural enrichment and entertainment that are unique to a university community.