Boise State Athletics seeks an Academic Advisor who will provide direct support to specific teams as part of an Academic Services Team at a NCAA Division I institution. This position will aid in the retention of student-athletes in a competitive, university environment and the development of independent learners. The Academic Advisor will guide, counsel, and maintain student-athlete records as it pertains to degree completion and NCAA eligibility. This position will also assist with the at-risk student population and degree completion program.
Maintain positive connections with faculty and staff in focus area to facilitate student connections.
Coordinate communication of information related to important dates, deadlines and procedures to advisees.
Monitors student progress and suggests and implements corrective actions with students encounter academic difficulties. Meets with students with academic probation suspension or academic misconduct issues.
Keeps current on university and college policies and procedures, and rules and regulations to assist students in meeting academic requirements.
Acts as a source of information for prospective students, and actively recruits students through participation in various university and college sponsored orientations and events. Serve as an Academic Advisor to student-athletes in 3-4 sports.
Work as part of the Student-Athlete Development team to provide a range of academic and personal development support services to a diverse population of students in regards to their academic planning and degree progress by utilizing professional advising and guidance skills.
Ability to maintain academic records and communicate complex university and NCAA academic requirements and policies to prospective and current student-athletes, parents, coaches, administrators, faculty and staff.
Work with other academic advisors to develop, manage, implement, and monitor strategic study programs, to include mentoring and tutoring sessions for student-athletes, assess the needs of at-risk student-athletes and develop strategic study plansThis position shall have a strong working knowledge and understanding of all NCAA rules and regulations pertaining to academic standards.
This position assists academically at-risk student-athletes.
Serve as the liaison between the Educational Access Center on campus.
Work with student-athletes in the degree completion program.
This position will be required to work some nights and weekends, when necessary.
Two (2) years of professional experience or equivalent relevant experience.
Two (2) years experience in related field
Knowledge of NCAA Rules and Regulations
Knowledge of academic advising and degree progress towards graduation
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
The ability to effectively communicate information and ideas
Ability to develop specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize and accomplish the tasks at hand
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Demonstrate a strong understanding of institutional policies
Good knowledge of: discussing career and educational goals with students; identifying student strengths and weaknesses.
Experience: in student counseling, development, education or related field.
Required Application Materials:
In place of a cover letter, please answer the three (3) questions below, in 100 words or less per question, on a Word document and upload to your application: 1. Why did you apply for this particular job and how does your background connect to this position? 2. How do you add value to your workplace? 3. List three (3) character traits that you think define you as a professional and as a person.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at https://www.boisestate.edu/hrs/benefits/.