The University of South Alabama, one of the fastest growing universities in the South, providing quality academic programs, innovative classroom experiences, and a campus rich in diversity and student life, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Athletic Counselor I.
This position provides academic advising and counseling to student athletes in various academic majors in matters relating to goal setting; curriculum choice, course load, study habits, and course selection.
Evaluates student-athlete records and transcripts to ensure eligibility requirements are met following NCAA and University policies and guidelines.
Ensures compliance with applicable NCAA, University, and Sun Belt guidelines.
Tracks student-athlete academic performance through the use of progress reports and communication with faculty members.
Regulates and monitors student-athlete class registration and drop/add.
Identifies at-risk students and refers students to appropriate resources.
Conducts and arranges tutoring programs for student-athletes.
Supervises study halls and other academic programming which will require working evenings and weekends.
Works one-on-one with student athletes concerning study skills and class related content/requirements.
Communicates effectively with coaches and other staff concerning student-athlete academic performance.
Arranges various testing for student-athletes.
Provides guidance to student-athletes with issues related to personal development.
Ensures services and accommodations are available for student-athletes with disabilities.
Maintains records and files.
Interacts with student-athletes, parents, coaches, faculty, staff in person, by telephone, by mail, and by e-mail.
Provides oral and written reports regarding student-athlete academic progress.
Attends recruiting functions and various events and meetings which may include evenings and weekends.
Travels with athletic teams as required.
Ensures confidentiality of student-athlete information.
Analyzes and interprets the NCAA Progress Rate (APR) information for designated teams; participates in the development and execution of programming to ensure APR success rates.
Actively involved with the eligibility certification of designated student-athletes. Coordinates with the Athletics Compliance Office regarding student-athlete academic progress and eligibility.
Regular and prompt attendance; ability to work schedule as defined and additional hours as required; related duties as required.
The University of South Alabama is an EO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression), religion, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
Bachelor's degree in education, counseling, sport management or a related field from an accredited institution as approved and accepted by the University of South Alabama and one year of athletic academic counseling, advising and/or compliance experience. A master's degree is preferred and will substitute for the required experience.
This is a full time, 12-month position including employee benefits. Employment will require applicable pre-employment background/credit checks.
Internal Number: BPN#004353
About University of South Alabama
The University of South Alabama is a member of NCAA Division I and the Sun Belt Conference and participates in 17 intercollegiate sports. The University is located along the growing Gulf Coast Region, famous for white sandy beaches, mild winters, and long summers, in Mobile, Alabama. USA with nine colleges and schools (including a College of Medicine), has an enrollment of more than 15,000 students.