Schedule: Full-time Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm, some nights and weekends
Salary Range: Negotiable based on experience
Benefits Provided: Yes
Required Attachments: Resume, Cover Letter
This is a full-time professional position within the Prentice Gautt Academic Center, a comprehensive support services unit for intercollegiate student-athletes. The Athletics Academic Advisor reports to the Senior Associate Athletics Director for Academic Services and is charged with managing all aspects of academic support for student-athletes in football and with other assigned teams, and monitoring their academic progress, NCAA eligibility requirements and progress toward graduation. This position requires consistent and open communication with coaches and staff, knowledge of best practices in college student advising, and a thorough understanding of NCAA and Big 12 Conference guidelines and regulations.
Duties and responsibilities: • Provide academic advisement and personal counseling for student-athletes in football and on other assigned teams. • Monitor the academic progress of student-athletes on assigned teams; coordinate academic support and offer career and personal guidance. • Educate student-athletes on NCAA academic legislation and personal responsibility. • Support incoming student-athletes through their transition to college; schedule regular appointments and assist with developing daily and weekly objectives. • Promote positive working relationships with college advisors and faculty throughout campus. • Utilize standard grade reports to communicate student-athlete progress to appropriate constituents. • Monitor student-athletes’ NCAA academic eligibility through the use of University student systems and established internal degree-tracking forms. • Administer the procedures for the coordination and delivery of academic services including mentoring, tutoring, and grade report tracking systems. • Assist student-athletes with scheduling of courses, ensuring that course schedules are balanced and meet their academic needs and interests. • Communicate with coaches of assigned teams through scheduled academic meetings; regularly and promptly share detailed information regarding the ongoing academic progress of assigned student-athletes. • Assist with the recruiting process during prospective student-athletes’ visits to campus. • Regularly communicate the progress, outcomes, and direction of work to the Director; make recommendations concerning improvement of programs and services. • Support department and campus-wide student success efforts through participation in a variety of department activities and committee work.
Education: Bachelor degree or equivalent combination of education/job related experience, And
0-24 months of experience as an academic counselor, advisor, or educator for diverse student population is required
Detail oriented for accuracy of data and information
Highly organized and able to handle multiple projects and deadlines
Able to communicate well and build rapport quickly with students, faculty and staff
Strong initiative to solve problems
Able to work well with interdepartmental teams and initiatives
Knowledge of FERPA and ethical principles in working with students.
Demonstrated understanding of NCAA rules and regulations governing, but not limited to, academics, satisfactory progress, eligibility, and academic integrity.
Advertised Physical Requirements:
Must be able to engage in repetitive motions, communicate and see.
Master's degree, or in process of completing a graduate degree program.
At least one year of experience as an academic counselor or advisor for student-athletes at the Division I level.
At least one year of demonstrated successful experience applying learning strategies with a diverse population of Division I student-athletes.
Proficiency and/or familiarity with Banner software.
Proficiency in using computer software such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher, etc.
Supervision: No Supervisory Duties
Diversity Statement: The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community by embracing each person’s unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University recognizes that fostering an inclusive environment for all, with particular attention to the needs of historically marginalized populations, is vital to the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission. This enhances the OU experience for all students, faculty and staff, and for the communities that we engage.
Special Instructions: If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy. To view the policy, visit https://hr.ou.edu/Policies-Handbooks/TB-Testing
Hiring contingent upon a Background Check?- Yes
Special Indications: None
Internal Number: Job Number: 202179
About University of Oklahoma Athletics Department
The University of Oklahoma is a Division I institution and is a member of the Big 12 Conference. There are approximately 550 student-athletes in 23 intercollegiate athletic programs. The mission of the Oklahoma Athletics Department is to inspire champions today and prepare leaders for tomorrow by providing an excellent environment to enable student-athletes to achieve their highest academic, athletic and personal aspirations.