Academic Advisor, Athletics - Western Kentucky University
Western Kentucky University
Location: Bowling Green, Kentucky
Internal Number: 139435
Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Staff Posted On: Mon Nov 15 2021 Job Description:
Western Kentucky University, a member of Conference USA and a Football Bowl Subdivision NCAA member institution, seeks to hire an individual for the full-time position of Academic Advisor, Athletics. This is a 12-month, full-time position. This position will report directly to the Assistant Vice President - Academic Advising and Retention Center. Applicants must have a commitment to and responsibility for adhering to all rules and regulations of WKU, Conference USA and the NCAA.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The following duties are customary for this position, but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted, and assigned based on management discretion and institutional needs. The university expects that all position responsibilities should be carried out in full compliance with all such rules and regulations.
Serve as an academic advisor for men's and women's basketball
Help students understand university and NCAA degree requirements and develop a responsible approach to academic planning
Assist student-athletes in selecting and declaring an academic major
Assist in assessing student-athlete course performance
Assist and advise student-athletes each semester during the pre-registration process by monitoring their class schedules for graduate requirements and special athletic needs, such as travel and practice times
Access to and monitor academic records, develop information regarding the success and challenges of each student-athlete and provide data as requested regarding the academic progress of student-athletes
Communicate with coaches and Compliance and assist with tracking the admission status, assessment and pre-registration of all new student-athletes
Assist coaches in the recruitment process of student-athletes by sharing academic information and by meeting prospective student-athletes for campus visits
Assist with on-campus recruitment visits of prospects and work with Compliance regarding assessing their admissions status for WKU and academic eligibility status by NCAA standards
Assist student-athletes who have exhausted their eligibility in completing their degree at WKU
Assist upperclassmen in all graduation matters (e.g., career counseling, letters of recommendation, post-graduate testing and application, etc.)
Meet regularly with student-athlete to discuss time management, including but not limited to their class schedule, study hall time period, strength and conditioning, practice time, etc.
Occasional team travel to assist with any academic issues or questions that may arise
Organize study hall session for student-athletes. Also, assist with supervision of tutorial personnel
Assist with career development programming in conjunction with Life Skills and Student-Athlete Development
Serve as a liaison with various departments on campus (e.g., Compliance, Admissions, faculty, deans, and Registrar)
Develop academic assistance models and programs for student-athletes, which include but are not limited to tutorial services and orientation(s) based on need
Refer students to other office and campus resources as needed
Perform other job-related duties as assigned
Knowledge and Skills Considered Essential for Success:
Prior experience working in collegiate academic advising/counseling
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to handle confidential and sensitive situations with tact and diplomacy
Strong attention to detail
Must be self-motivated and team-oriented
Excellent organization, interpersonal, and communication skills
The duties and responsibilities of this position must be performed in a competent manner following the highest standards for leadership, professionalism, integrity, accountability, responsibility, cooperation and customer service
A minimum of two years of experience in college athletics
Salary Grade: 107 Salary Range: $40,000 - $45,000
Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.
Western Kentucky University (WKU) is committed to a policy and practice of providing equal employment and educational opportunities to all individuals. In accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, no form of discrimination or harassment will be tolerated at WKU on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, age, uniformed services, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, or physical or mental disability in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices.
Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify the office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services (EEO). To request an accommodation, report/express a complaint, or ask questions regarding WKU's Discrimination and Harassment Policy (#0.2040), please contact Mr. Joshua Hayes, EEO Director/Title IX Investigator/University ADA Coordinator, via email at [email protected] or by phone at (270) 745-5121.
The University is also required to investigate complaints of sex and gender-based harassment, also a form of discrimination, and has designated the Title IX Coordinator as the individual responsible for coordinating the investigation and response to such complaints. The Title IX Coordinator for the University is Ms. Andrea Anderson, who can be contacted via email at [email protected] or by phone at (270) 745-5398. Additional information regarding Title IX is accessible via WKU's https://www.wku.edu/titleix/ website.
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