The budgeted hiring salary/target range for this position is the posted minimum to $5,416.67 monthly ($65,000 annually), with salary placement based on skills, knowledge, and experience.
Internal Number: 40258
Student-Athlete Academic Counselors serve as the primary resource for designated teams of student-athletes on matters pertaining to College rules and regulations. In addition, they are responsible for monitoring and implementing NCAA and PAC-12 Conference certification and eligibility requirements for all assigned student-athletes. They participate in the development of administration and evaluation of programs for student-athletes under the jurisdiction of the College. The Student-Athlete Academic Counselor in the Morgan Center is a unique position: as a College Counselor, s/he is responsible for designing and delivering a full range of academic advising services. As the primary resource for designated teams of student-athletes, including student-athletes from other undergraduate schools and colleges, the counselor must develop a complex network of working relationships among a broad spectrum of campus-wide units and external agencies (e.g. all College and school counseling units, departmental counselors, Undergraduate Education Information Technology (UIT), Athletics Peer Learning, Admissions, Registrar, Financial Aid, Summer Sessions, Career Center, Housing, International Student Center). All these functions must be performed in a high-stress environment where consequences are both immediate and long-range and are highly visible both within and outside the institution. This position reports to the Director of Student Athlete Counseling and Peer Learning. Must be able to adjust work schedule which may require varying work hours to meet position's duties as needed.
*Employment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background check performed by Universal Background Screening and UCLA Athletics. UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and Intercollegiate Athletics has a strong commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its coaches and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy
1. Ability to effectively counsel and advise students with professional, academic and/or personal questions and concerns.
2. Skill in working independently and following through on duties with minimal direction.
3. Demonstrated skill in problem solving and generating alternatives in order to improve operational process.
4. Ability to organize and conduct group presentations to provide information and explain policies and procedures to various constituencies.
5. Skill in speaking with persons of various cultural, social economic and educational backgrounds.
6. Skill in setting priorities which accurately reflect the relative importance of job responsibilities.
7. Ability to establish and promote cooperative working relationships.
8. Skill in writing grammatically correct, concise, logical reports, correspondence and proposals.
9. Skill in interacting diplomatically with representatives from other academic units/institutions during joint projects.
10. Ability to use standard office applications (Word, Excel, e-mail, web-page browsers), as well as office-specific applications (Counselor Desktop).
11. Skill in evaluating information and policies according to criteria established by the Director of Student Athlete Counseling and Athletics Peer Learning, and the NCAA.
12. Working knowledge of a wide array of College and University regulations, as they relate to the proper counseling of students.
13. Working knowledge of relevant NCAA eligibility and academic reform regulations, as they relate to the proper counseling of students.
14. Master's degree preferred, or equivalent combination of experience and education preferred.
15. Demonstrated ability to adhere to and comply with NCAA, Pac-12 conference and University rules and regulations.
16. Must be able to maintain a regular schedule and on-time attendance. Must be able to adjust work schedule which may require varying work hours to meet position's duties as needed.
UCLA Athletics embraces the mantra of "Champions Made Here", not just on the competitive field but in the classroom and in the community. UCLA's broad-based nationally competitive intercollegiate athletics program for men and women was the first in the nation to win 100 NCAA Championships. UCLA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.