Academic Advisor/Student-Athlete Development Intern
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
August 10, 2018
Full-time - Experienced
Operations, Operations - Academic Support
4 Year Degree
Under the general supervision of the Directors of Academic Services and Career & Leadership, this position offers a comprehensive two-year opportunity designed to assist the Office of Academic Services (OAS) and the Office of Career & Leadership (C&L) and to prepare an aspiring new professional in the field of student-athlete support services in order to obtain a full-time position in this growing career field.
The incumbent will work with a diverse population of student-athletes under the supervision of full-time C&L and OAS staff members. Primary responsibilities with the C&L team include assisting with events, workshops, student organizations, courses, programming evaluation and development, serving as a career coach/mentor, and establishing graduation and life after athletics plans. Primary responsibilities for Academic Services include working individually with assigned student-athletes as an academic advisor and mentor to monitor academic progress, develop time management and organization skills, and assist with academic course planning.
Additional opportunities include assisting with recruiting, leading presentations, attending staff meetings, communicating with coaches, and assisting with daily and semester reporting. The incumbent will be provided with regular professional development opportunities to build the skills necessary to succeed as a professional in the student-athlete support services industry.
The successful applicant will possess: strong oral and written communication skills; strong organizational and computer skills; effective research and analytical skills; demonstrated effectiveness working collaboratively with a diverse group of students and staff; and a willingness to work some nights and weekends. Preference will be given to those who have prior experience working with undergraduates in a university setting, and have a career interest in enhancing the student-athlete experience, studentathlete development programming, and academic support services.
Conditions: This is a one year 100% fixed term Academic Staff appointment with the option to renew for a second year if mutually agreed upon by incumbent and supervisor. Appointment will end no later than two years after the start date. Salary will be assigned within the appropriate range, commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. An excellent benefits package is also included. Anticipated start date on or after August 27, 2018. Successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.
To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by no later than 11:55 p.m. CDT, August 23, 2018. Please complete the online application here: http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/498866/academic-advisorstudentathlete-development-intern and attach a cover letter referencing your qualifications and experience, a comprehensive resume as well as the current contact information for three professional references. All application materials will be reviewed by our search committee after the posted deadline. Applicants selected to participate further in the selection process will be notified directly. All applicants will be notified once a final selection has been made and the search has been completed.
NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.
Special Note: UW-Madison conducts criminal background checks for final candidate(s).
UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
Internal Number: 95549
About UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
The Division of Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison dedicates itself to the mission of providing athletic opportunities to a wide range of students in an environment in which all student-athletes can achieve their academic and competitive goals. The Division strives to provide equitable opportunities for all student-athletes and fosters the principles of sportsmanship, respect and fair play on the field of play. The Division sponsors teams in 23 sports (12 women, 11 men) competing under the regulatory guidelines established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the Big Ten Conference, the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) and the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA).
UW-Madison is located in the heart of Madison which is the state capital and the state's second largest city. Madison has a solid and long standing national reputation as a vibrant and thriving city.