Purdue Fort Wayne Athletics, located in Fort Wayne, Indiana and a member of The Summit League, has an opening for an Athletic Academic Specialist in the Mastodon Academic Performance (MAP) Center. The Athletic Academic Specialist assists in the development and execution of MAP Center academic and life skills programs including academic support for student-athletes, collaborating with Athletics to monitor NCAA Academic satisfactory progress for all student-athletes and qualification of potential student-athletes, and co-deliver NCAA-mandated and other developmental programs for student-athletes.
Responsibilities include: Ensuring Progress Toward Degree requirements and other NCAA, League, and University eligibility rules for assigned teams.
Collaborate with coaches in recruitment and qualifications of potential student-athletes.
Assist the MAP Center in developing and providing life skills opportunities for student-athletes.
Work collaboratively with other professionals and staff (i.e. faculty, university staff, Athletics staff, etc.) involved in the development of student-athletes.
Provide academic coaching to student-athletes who need additional support with developing organization skills, developing time management skills, exam preparation, and planning assistance.
Adhere to the highest standard of academic integrity and work in compliance with all University, NCAA, League policies and procedures.
Provide guidance and advice by teaching a Freshmen Orientation course for student-athletes.
Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
Strong organizational skills
Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations
Strong communication skills
Must be able to work nights and weekends occasionally
Experience in Academic Advising and Life Skills Development (can have experience as an undergraduate peer professional, an intern, or a graduate assistant)
Knowledge in student development, advising, learning, and retention theories
Familiarity with NCAA Academic Eligibility regulations
**Those interested can apply on the Purdue Fort Wayne website by following this link.**
About Purdue Fort Wayne Athletics
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