The University of Virginia is a highly competitive Division I program committed to academic and athletic excellence. The Department of Athletics at the University of Virginia is now accepting applications for the position of Athletics Academic Coordinator to support student-athletes in various sport programs.
Athletics Academic Coordinators provide academic advising, counseling, and assistance to student athletes in areas of course selection, registration procedures, degree requirements, career planning, University resources, and other related topics associated with academic performance for one or more sports programs. Athletics Academic Coordinators facilitate student-athlete engagement and support the overall student experience by connecting students with resources to develop academic skills and fully engage with the University in pursuit of their goals. Athletics Academic Coordinators are typically assigned to support one large, or several smaller, sports programs, but they may also perform more specialized tasks at this level. Their work is mainly independent, with some oversight and accountability for delivering consistently high quality services. Athletic Academic Coordinators are responsible for maintaining appropriate files and records of academic information, diligently monitoring athletic eligibility and academic progress according to grade reports, and maintaining a detailed and current knowledge of all NCAA, ACC, and University rules and regulations related to academic support. In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.
This position will remain open to applicants until November 16th, 2019. Please do not forward any applicant materials directly to staff of the Department of Athletics, as only applications received through UVA's Workday system will be considered. The successful candidate will pass a background check. Please visit UVA job board https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs, search for Requisition R0011626, complete the application and attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address). Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration.
Education: Bachelor's Degree required.
Experience: Some experience working in academic advising, teaching, counseling, student affairs, or a related field is required.
Student-focused professional able to provide holistic academic support and programming to a diverse student-athlete population.
Demonstrated commitment to delivering inclusive support services to college students.
Current knowledge and application of all NCAA, ACC, and University rules and regulations related to academic integrity is consistently demonstrated.
Tenets of the Honor System are understood and completely upheld.
Ability to work with competing priorities, multiple constituencies, and advocate for students with political acumen.
Ability to analyze course prerequisites, certification, and/or curriculum/graduation requirements.
Ability to evaluate student transcripts and/or records.
Knowledge of collegiate academic structures and processes and the ability to lead and guide Division I student-athletes.
Proven ability to create and implement holistic student development initiatives in support of students’ academic growth.
Enthusiasm for creative problem solving to maximize students’ overall engagement with resources and opportunities.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Proven effectiveness developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with constituents throughout the university, including faculty and staff.
Knowledge of a wide range of learning strategies and study skills development techniques.
Awareness and sensitivity to the academic, athletics, and social pressures faced by student-athletes at the college level.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Demonstrated organizational and time management skills.
Ability to gather data, compile information, maintain records and prepare reports.
Ability to analyze and solve problems and use independent judgment to manage and impart confidential information.
Strong attention to detail and demonstrated accountability for results.
Education: Master's Degree in higher education, counseling, or a related field is strongly preferred.
Experience: 4+ years of related experience; prior experience in a Division IA institution.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Working knowledge of NCAA academic eligibility and recruiting rules and regulations.
The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.
Additional Salary Information: Starting salary is dependent upon qualifications
Internal Number: R0011626
About University of Virginia
The University of Virginia is a highly competitive Division I program committed to academic and athletic excellence. The University, located in Charlottesville, Virginia, is a selective public institution known for its teaching, research, and public service. The University of Virginia sponsors a twenty-seven sport intercollegiate athletics program, which includes approximately 750 student-athletes.