This position is responsible for enhancing and advancing the academic development and overall life skills of student-athletes representing their assigned sport(s). The Academic and Life Skills unit services 19 sports which equates to 450 student-athletes. This position collaborates regularly with department and campus entities, particularly the student-athletes' academic advisors and coaches while developing short- and long-term planning with their assigned student-athletes. It is expected that this position will regularly research new and innovative ways to enhance and contribute to the development of academic skills, transferrable life skills and holistic growth of the individual. This position will regularly operate in ambiguous situations with limited direction. As such, it is important to embody the vision, mission, and philosophy of Illinois State University, the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and of the unit in combination with past experience and training to make effective and appropriate decisions that impact the development of student-athletes and their achievements. This position may be required to travel with their assigned team(s) on road trips for competitions and be accessible to the student-athletes, coaches and administrators during non-traditional working hours.
1. Master's degree in Psychology, Sport Management, Counseling, Education, or a related field. 2. Two (2) full years of professional experience in Counseling, Education, Student-Athlete Development, or related field at either Graduate Assistant Level or Professional Level. 3. Demonstrated knowledge of NCAA (National Collegiate Athletics Association) Division I and Missouri Valley Conference rules and regulations. 4. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with projects/programs that successfully impact student athletes 5. Demonstrated ability to successfully advance academically at-risk student-athletes. 6. Demonstrated understanding of the lives and challenges of student-athletes. 7. Demonstrated experience and success working with diverse student populations. 8. Demonstrated organizational skills, time management skills, communication skills and supervisory skills. 9. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with campus faculty, administrators, staff, and coaches 10. Valid driver's license.
About Illinois State University
Illinois State University:
Founded in 1857, Illinois State is a coeducational, residential university that emphasizes undergraduate study. Its 34 academic departments in 6 colleges offer 63 undergraduate programs in more than 160 fields of study. The Graduate School coordinates 38 masters, 2 specialist, and 7 doctoral programs. Illinois State ranks 74th among the top 100 public universities in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report rankings of “Best National Universities” released in fall 2014.
Illinois State University is located in the twin-city community of Bloomington-Normal, with a population of approximately 125,000 and is located within easy driving distance of the financial and business centers in Chicago and St. Louis. Expansion Management Magazine rated Bloomington-Normal as one of two metro areas with a five-star quality of life, giving the community high rankings in such areas as standard of living, quality of schools, and traffic and commute. In their most current rankings, Forbes ranked Bloomington-Normal as 20th in its list of the Smartest Cities in America.
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Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran.