In collaboration with supervisor, this position is responsible for providing guidance in registration, counseling, mentoring, and tutorial services, and assisting in the monitoring of eligibility records for student-athletes. Serve as academic advisor to the Student Athletes in Football. Work with the various sports with recruiting of prospective student-athletes as needed.
STUDENT ADVISING & ACADEMIC SUPPORT -Assist students in evaluating and determining their interests and abilities, and help students link their interests/abilities with majors/programs -Communicate with students regarding difficulties they are having with a class or classes, and provide support to students who are on academic probation -Coach students in development of professional behaviors -Provide guidance about graduate/professional school; career/internship opportunities and the job search process; and help student’s link learning and professional preparation in the workplace -Provide assistance during major and career exploration, and discuss opportunities with students wishing to change their major to another school/college -Review student grades and communicate with them about necessary schedule changes -Research and provide feedback on best practices to help students link interests/abilities with majors/programs - Responsible for monitoring course registration and scheduling for student-athletes, including maintenance of class schedules and bookstore requests - Identify and assign mentors and tutors to student-athletes
ACADEMIC ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES -Supervises, trains and evaluates assigned staff or supervises all of their academic advising, recruitment/retention and /or student support activities. -Develops work plans, policies and reports in accordance with established department objectives. -Play an integral role and represent department on committees established to design and implement changes to University policies and procedures. -Develop NCAA eligibility reports, and coordinate training of NCAA eligibility regulations to entry-level advising staff. -Compile reports as required by the Big Ten Conference, NCAA, Athletics Director, Athletic Affairs Committee, Sr. Associate Athletics Director - Student Services and their respective Director within athletics academic support to whom they report -Initiate and prepare administrative reports and documents
COMMUNICATIONS -Participate and/or present at conference, workshops and other professional development activities. -Conduct communication functions as assigned by the Sr. Associate Athletics Director - Student Services. - Communicates with other department and University administrators; resolves or assists with the resolution of sensitive issues. - Provides student letters of recommendation, at the discretion of the advisor. -Build and maintain contacts with other College/Department advising units.
RECRUITING - Participate with on-campus recruiting. Meet with student-athletes prospects and parents to review athletic academic services and facilities. Facilitate on-campus meetings with appropriate academic school representatives
TEACHING -Assist their respective Director within athletics academic support to whom they report in creating and developing opportunities to better orient students on various study and career options. -Develop and lead orientation activities, with support from their respective Director within athletics academic support to whom they report.
Ability to plan and organize work; organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills; verbal and written communications skills; ability to read, interpret, instruct, and effectively communicate complex rules and regulations. Ability to meet established deadlines, ability to effectively communicate with coaches, administrators, student-athletes, parents, faculty and staff; personal computer skills including related database, word processing and spreadsheet software. Ability to analyze, interpret, communicate, and adhere to University, Big Ten Conference, and NCAA policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.
Bachelor’s Degree required
Four years of related experience required, preferably in sports administration/coaching, academic advising, related student services or education.
About Purdue Intercollegiate Athletics
Purdue will not sponsor work authorization for this position.
A background check will be required for employment in this position.
FLSA: Exempt (Not eligible for overtime).
Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women. Individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.
All applicants must apply online at Purdue University to be considered.