•Work with assigned student-athletes and sport programs to ensure academic success (30%) -Advise student-athletes on class selection, majors, and graduation -Counsel student-athletes on personal development, educational goal setting, and encourage self-advocacy -Send weekly reports to sport program coaches and administrators -Assist current and incoming student-athletes with summer application process and registration -Coordinate exam proctoring for road competitions and create academic plans for extended class absences and postseason competition -Ensure confidentiality of student-athlete information
•Serve as an academic resource for student-athletes (20%) -Be accessible and knowledgeable to help student-athletes answer any questions regarding their academic pursuits, the Lindahl Academic Center for Student-Athletes (LAC) academic resources, and University of Minnesota academic resources -Help student-athletes problem solve regarding academic challenges •Meet individually with first-year and academically underprepared student-athletes to foster academic success (20%) -Monitor progress with first-year and probation student-athletes in all classes and communicate progress, issues, and concerns with appropriate stakeholders -Identify gaps in and help build academic skills through discussions, referral to workshops, or other academic resources -Collaborate with learning center staff to determine best course of action for struggling or academically underprepared student-athletes -Monitor course progress reports •Maintain compliance with University, Big Ten, and NCAA rules to promote culture of integrity (10%) -Monitor progress-toward-degree requirements and eligibility status -Evaluate schedules prior to each semester for degree-applicable courses and address NCAA and Big Ten eligibility concerns -Review APAS reports and student-athlete database for accuracy -Maintain notes section in eligibility database for certifying officials -Request rule clarification when necessary and report violations if needed -Attend semester compliance meetings with sport programs and attend rules education sessions as offered
•Assist with recruitment and admissions process for assigned sport programs (10%) -Meet with prospective student-athletes on official and unofficial visits -Evaluate admissibility forms and transcripts of PSAs and provide feedback to director -Monitor admissions status of incoming student-athletes -Act as liaison between assigned sport programs and admissions staff
•Help support and maintain a study environment conducive to learning (5%) -Address student-athletes creating disturbances or behavior issues -Maintain an active presence in study hall areas during day and evening hours -Work with learning center staff to address missed tutoring appointments -Other duties as assigned (5%)
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master's Degree in a related field. At least two years experience in post-secondary academic advising or related field and knowledge of student-athletes, particularly as it relates to at-risk student-athletes or equivalent experience. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to build relationships with students and colleagues across the campus.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: At least three years of professional experience in post-secondary academic advising within athletics counseling/advising, including direct experience in working with at-risk student-athletes. Knowledge of the Big Ten and NCAA rules and regulations. Familiarity with the University of Minnesota policies and procedures.
Internal Number: 334128
About University of Minnesota
The Lindahl Academic Center is a student-athlete focused environment dedicated to guiding student-athletes to graduation, building positive relationships, and enhancing their overall experience. We strive to serve the University and our constituents with integrity and professionalism.