Primary Position Function/Summary: Reporting to the Associate Director of Academic Services, the Academic Counselor will coordinate academic activities for student-athletes on assigned Olympic Sport teams. The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. Major Duties and Responsibilities: •Oversee and report individual and team daily study hall sessions •Monitor and report academic progress of assigned student-athletes relative to NCAA, Big Ten and University requirements •Communicate with campus faculty and staff regarding student-athlete progress and performance •Consult with coaches on a regular basis regarding academic performance of their student-athletes •Prepare and distribute NCAA required travel letters for athletes •Assist student athletes with academic schedule development and major exploration and planning •Facilitate interaction with or guide assigned student-athletes to campus and academic resources •Schedule campus appointments for, and meet with, prospective student--athletes on both official and unofficial visits •Provide comprehensive semester grade reports to Associate Athletic Director of Academic Services •Work compatibly and cooperatively with all personnel within the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics and on the University of Illinois campus •Must be available to work some evenings and weekends •Maintain knowledge of and compliance with specific NCAA, Big Ten Conference, and institution rules that relate to this position is required. Organizational Chart: Chancellor; Director, Division of Intercollegiate Athletics; Senior Associate Athletics Director, Chief Integrity Officer; Associate Athletic Director, Academic Services and Student-Athlete Development; Assistant Director, Academic Services; Academic Counselor Position Requirements and Qualifications: Education •Required: Master’s degree in Education, Counseling or Sport’s Management or closely related field required. •Preferred: Experience •Required: Strong written and oral communication skills required. Demonstrate experience working with at-risk student-athletes •Preferred: Experience in an NCAA Division I athletic academic support unit Training, Licenses or Certifications Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Application: To receive full consideration, application materials must be received on or before November 12th, 2019. Please complete your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of application, resume and names of three references and proof of academic credentials. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For further information regarding application procedures, contact Annie White, email@example.com. Interviews may take place prior to closing date. All applications submitted by November 5th, will be given full consideration. SALARY: Salary will be commensurate with experience. APPOINTMENT STATUS: 100% time of appointment, 12 month. PROPOSED START DATE: Start date is negotiable. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.
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The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a member of the Big Ten Conference and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.