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Academic Advisor, Athletics

Eastern Kentucky University

Title: Academic Advisor, Athletics

Position Type: Fulltime Staff

Search Type: External – minimum 7 days

Department: 90G000 – Athletics-Restricted Funds

Division: 6G1000 – Athletics-Restricted Funds

Position Location: Richmond Campus

Driver Classification: Non-Driver

FLSA: Exempt

Schedule Type: Full Time (37.5 hrs per week or more)

Hours Per Week: 37.5+

Additional Schedule Details: Occasional evening and weekends as needed

Posted Salary Grade: Exempt Grade 44

Retirement: KTRS

Contact Person: Kate Johnson

Requisition Number: Fulltime Staff

Job Summary/Basic Functions

An EKU Athletic Academic Advisor assists student athletes in making progress toward a degree through advising, counseling, tutoring and other supportive efforts while complying with the NCAA, conference and EKU polices and procedures

Minimum Qualifications

Education: – Master Degree required.

  • Preference to Masters Degree in the areas of Student Personnel Services, Counseling, Higher Education Administration, or Communication field or a related field.

Experience: – One year in higher education required

  • Knowledge of working with student athletes and NCAA academic eligibility rules preferred

Licensure & Certifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of general advising practices

Job Duties:

  • 50% – Administers and monitors a comprehensive academic support program for assigned teams and student-athletes. Provides academic advising and counseling to student-athletes in various academic majors in matters related to goal setting, curriculum choice, course load, study habits, and course selection; tracks student-athlete academic performance through the use of progress reports and communication with faculty members and coaches; regulates and monitors student-athlete class registration and drop/add; identifies at-risk students and meets weekly with these SA’s and refers students to appropriate resources; meets with prospective student-athletes and families during recruiting visits – ()
  • 30% – Assists the Athletics Compliance Office and EKU Registrar office regarding student-athlete academic progress, transfer transcript evaluations, certification process and NCAA eligibility monitoring; Participates in the development and execution of programming to ensure APR/GSR success rates; Analyzes and summarizes student-athletes’ academic data for academic reports; scholarships, and academic awards. – ()
  • 10% – Supports the Bratzke office and EKU Athletics functions by completing all other duties and special projects as assigned. – ()
  • 10% – Analyzes and summarizes student-athletes’ academic data for academic reports; scholarships, and academic awards. Create semesterly academic report. – ()

Sponsorship: Visa sponsorship will be considered on a case-by-case basis, depending upon the needs of the unit, available sponsorship budget, and the qualifications of the candidate.

Funding Source: {GenericListType_funding}

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:

AA/EEO Statement

Eastern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of age (40 and over), race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, ethnicity, disability, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information in the admission to, or participation in, any educational program or activity (e.g., athletics, academics and housing) which it conducts or any employment policy or practice.

Background Check Statement

Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory background check.



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