ABOUT THIS ROLE: K-State Athletics is seeking qualified applicants for an ACADEMIC COUNSELOR, which is a full-time, salaried, benefits-eligible position. An example of job responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
•Advise student-athletes on such matters as course and major selections, class attendance, academic priorities, grades, NCAA eligibility, and career opportunities. Develop and maintain academic records and reports, as it relates to matriculation status, classroom attendance, review of academic and satisfactory progress, as well as, APR projections of assigned team(s) on semester and annual basis. Ensure course schedules/grad plans are consistent with the student athlete’s educational goals, degree requirements and required NCAA benchmarks. This job description includes the expectation of compliance with all NCAA, Big 12 Conference, Kansas State University, and K-State Athletics Inc. rules and regulations.
•Assess academic needs for student-athletes; assist with evaluation of each student athlete’s academic skills and aid in the development of an academic plan, including study skill techniques, test taking strategies, time management and related academic developmental skills; assist in working with at-risk student athletes where needed; assist students in developing self-advocacy skills and self-awareness. Work closely with Specialized Learning/Tutorial Program staff to assign weekly study hall requirements, regular study and tutor sessions for student-athletes; supervise tutorial services for assigned students one night a week; maintain absolute professionalism and confidentiality while working with student athletes.
•Serve as point of contact with respective sport program(s) and administrators as it relates to academic performance and eligibility status of student-athletes on assigned teams; serve as liaison between student athletes, campus advisors, faculty and academic departments; work closely with registrar and admissions contacts as it relates to evaluation of both high school and transfer prospective student athletes; use of effective oral and written communication.
•Assist with creation and execution of educational programming for new student-athletes (i.e. academic integrity, sexual violence education, etc.); assist with Student-Athlete Development programming where necessary (i.e. summer bridge, career programming, service, etc.). Participate in on-campus recruiting activities. Communicate to student-athletes availability of various campus and community resources.
WHY JOIN US: We are looking for someone who is passionate about advising student-athletes and accessing academic needs. Join our staff to help advance our student-athlete services.
Our mission is to foster a culture in which our student-athletes have every opportunity to reach their maximum potential academically, athletically, mentally and socially while operating an organization that is anchored by a genuine commitment to K-State, our supporters and each other. For more information on K-State Athletics, please visit http://www.kstatesports.com
For more information on Manhattan, KS and the University, please visit http://www.k-state.edu/hcs/jobs/ WE SUPPORT DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION: Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks individuals whose commitments and contributions will advance the University’s dedication to the Principles of Community.
•Medical, dental and vision health plans
•Earned leave plan – vacation and sick
•Parental leave plan
•Term life insurance
•Accidental death and dismemberment insurance
•Long term disability insurance
•Paid KSU designated holidays
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.
Master’s Degree in higher education at the time of application in academic advising or a field related to education and/or intercollegiate athletics
Minimum of two years of experience successfully working in higher education academic advising for culturally diverse student populations
Basic knowledge of NCAA academic requirements and legislation
Strong organizational, interpersonal, grammatical and writing experience
Experience maintaining accurate academic reports and electronic files
More than two years of academic advising experience for NCAA Division I student-athletes
Experience working with at-risk student-athlete population
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
Ability to manage sensitive confidential materials and information as required by NCAA, Big 12 Conference, State of Kansas, Kansas State University and K-State Athletics policy/regulations
Ability to successfully use campus student information systems
Excellent computer skills
Perform job duties with minimal supervision
Must be able to work evenings, weekends and/or holidays as required
This position holds expectations of compliance with all NCAA, Big 12 Conference, Kansas State University and K-State Athletics, Inc. rules and regulations.
HOW TO APPLY: To be considered for this position, applicants must complete the online application and submit/upload the following documents:
Cover letter including your qualifications for the position
Resume that includes three professional references and their contact information (name, title, phone number, email address)
SCREENING OF APPLICATIONS BEGINS: Immediately
BACKGROUND SCREENING STATEMENT: In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee. If the position is in the development, business or ticket office, the background screen will include a credit check.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience
About KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY / K-STATE ATHLETICS, INC.
Our mission is to foster a culture in which our student-athletes have every opportunity to reach their maximum potential academically, athletically, mentally and socially while operating an organization that is anchored by a genuine commitment to K-State, our supporters and each other.
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