Athletic Academic Advisor - Football

James Madison University - Harrisonburg, VA4.5

  • Monitoring academic progress of student-athletes on assigned teams. - Under the supervision of SAS staff, making necessary and appropriate referrals to campus support resources. - Providing timely and accurate reports on the academic status of assigned student-athletes to Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Services, coaches and selected administrators. - Assisting probation and suspension of student-athletes with academic recovery plans. - Monitoring study hall including during travel for away competition. - Assisting coaching staff with visits from prospective student-athletes. - Coordinating travel letters for student-athletes who miss class due to athletic travel. - Assisting with declaration of major/minor process. - Coordinating academic progress report distribution to faculty. - Referring student-athletes for diagnostic testing to Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Services as needed. - Under the guidance of SAS staff, monitoring progress toward graduation and continuing academic eligibility for all student-athletes in assigned sports. - Maintaining current and accurate knowledge of JMU degree progress reports, majors, minors and pre-professional programs to determine how these elements impact continuing academic eligibility for athletic participation. - Assisting student-athletes with any university process which affects continuing academic eligibility such as major and minor declaration, permission to transfer classes, evaluation of transfer credit, etc. - Assisting with research, submission and validation of data required for the NCAA, APR and GSR mandated academic reports as directed by SAS staff. - Ensuring compliance with all applicable institutional, conference and NCAA rules and regulations. - Maintaining confidentiality mandates and guidelines which govern the establishment and maintenance of the protection of student records. Failure to do so will result in immediate termination from position. - Performing other duties as assigned by Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Services to include specific assignments as needed.
Minimum Qualifications - Master's degree in education, counseling or a related field. - Five years' experience working with college-age population, working with NCAA Division I Athletics and knowledge of Conference and NCAA rules. - Experience working with diverse populations and in a fast-paced environment. - Must possess outstanding communication skills, both oral and written. - Must be able to work collaboratively and effectively with other staff, student-athletes, coaches and administrators and be able to work in time sensitive and pressured environments. - Must be able to work nights and weekends. - Must work in compliance with university, federal and NCAA guidelines on confidentiality and protection of student records.
Preferred Qualifications
Special Requirements Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check. E-Verify Notice: After accepting employment, new hires are required to complete an I-9 form and present documentation of their identity and eligibility to work in the United States. James Madison University uses the E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.