Departmental Assistant - Assistant Academic Counselor (Post Grad Internship)
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Location: Amherst, Massachusetts
4 Year Degree
About UMass Amherst
UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.
The Assistant Academic Counselor will be supervised by an Associate Director of Academic Success with the primary responsibility of meeting with an assigned caseload of student-athletes to develop and improve academic skills and contribute to the development and maintenance of objective-based study hall plans. Additional duties related to the role include, but are not limited to:
Assist student-athletes in setting and tracking manageable weekly objectives
Monitor and document weekly progress and NCAA eligibility
Collaborate with other Academic Success staff in strategy and management of student-athlete academic support and objective-based study hall plans
Serve as secondary academic counselor to two Olympic Sport teams and assigned Football and Men’s Basketball student-athletes
Create and communicate weekly reports to assigned coaching staff including but not limited to progress reports, grade reports, and appointment reports
Assist with semester registration advising for assigned student-athletes
Provide support with Student-Athlete Development special projects and programming
Participate in athletic certification and APR meetings with representatives from the registrar’s and compliance offices
Adhere to NCAA, University, and educational regulations.
UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.