This is a full-time professional position within C.A.T.S. Academics, a comprehensive academic support service unit for intercollegiate student-athletes. The Academic Counselor reports to the Senior Lead Academic Counselor and is charged with managing aspects of academic support for student-athletes on assigned teams and monitoring their academic progress, NCAA eligibility requirements and progress toward graduation. This position requires consistent and open communication as well as an understanding of NCAA and Pac-12 Conference guidelines and regulations. May be required to work evenings and/or weekends.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
Provide academic and personal counseling to student-athletes on assigned teams. Monitor the academic progress of student-athletes on assigned teams; provide course advisement, academic support and career and personal guidance; educate student-athletes on rules of eligibility and personal responsibility. Monitor student-athletes’ NCAA academic eligibility through the use of University student systems and established internal degree-tracking forms. Assist student-athletes with scheduling of courses, ensuring that course schedules are balanced and fit the time and season constraints of the student-athletes. Communicate with coaches of assigned teams through scheduled academic meetings; regularly and promptly share detailed information regarding the ongoing academic progress of assigned student-athletes. Handle other high-level duties as assigned by the Senior Lead Academic Counselor. Responsible for regularly communicating the progress, outcomes, and direction of work to the Senior Lead Academic Counselor. Make recommendations concerning improvement of programs and services. Support department and divisional student success efforts through participation in a variety of department activities and committee work. Maintain a thorough understanding of NCAA, Pac-12 Conference and University rules and regulations. Represent C.A.T.S. Academics through a variety of department events and outreach efforts. Meet with prospective student-athletes during their official visits to campus when needed.
Bachelor's degree required in counseling, education, or other related fields of study.
1 year of work related experience.
Experience providing academic support for a diverse student population.
The University’s strength in undergraduate education and scientific research is paralleled by its excellence on the playing fields, courts and other venues of its 20-sport Intercollegiate Athletic Program. The Arizona Wildcats compete in the tradition-rich Pac-12 Conference, “The Conference of Champions.” For a more comprehensive view of what makes working in our department unique, please visit the website at: www.arizonawildcats.com. Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; tuition reduction for employee and qualified family; excellent retirement plans; access to campus cultural and recreational activities.