The Student-Athlete Academic Coordinator counsels and guides VCU's student-athletes to education success. The Student-Athlete Academic Coordinator works with student-athletes to get them prepared for a career after college.
Coordinate academic advising for at least two Division l varsity teams; Work with the Compliance Office and Records & Registration to monitor and ensure the eligibility of the student-athletes; Monitor academic progress of the student-athletes and update coaches; Maintain accurate and detailed written documentation for each student-athlete during their course stay at VCU as required by the NCAA; Work with student-athletes on major choice and career planning utilizing major maps and other resources; Work with student-athletes on strategies to enhance their overall success; Teach at least one section per year of UNIV 1xx or 2xx courses; Identify at-risk student-athletes and make appropriate referrals; Meet with prospective student-athletes, families, and coaches; Some work assignments and/or event participation will require weekend and/or evening hours; and Other duties as assigned.
Typical Education and Experience
An advanced degree, or education and relevant work experience equating to an advanced degree, is required;
Experience working with student-athletes at a large, diverse, urban, NCAA Division l university;
Must have thorough knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations;
Demonstrated ability to motivate student-athletes towards academic achievement;
Experience in academic advising in a culturally diverse university environment with student-athletes of varying academic levels;
Excellent written, interpersonal and oral communication skills.
Must be able to work evening and/or weekend hours, as needed; and
Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a member at VCU.
Preferred hiring standards:
A Master's degree in social work, counseling, higher education administration, sports leadership, humanities, or a related area;
Multilingual skills are desirable;
Personal student-athlete collegiate experience;
Experience working in a university student-athlete support services or other related support activity; and
VCU Athletics’ mission is to win conference and national championships, provide a first-class student-athlete experience, serve as a source of pride for the University and community and cultivate graduates who excel as leaders.
Virginia Commonwealth University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.