Athletics Academic Advisor

Posted on Dec 15, 2018 by Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, LA 71270
Leisure & Sport
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Job Description
Louisiana Tech University is seeking applicants for the position of Athletics Academic Advisor. This is a full-time, 12-month position with flexible work hours that adapt to the needs of student-athletes. Reporting to the Assistant Athletics Director for Academics, the successful applicant will administer and monitor a comprehensive academic support system for all assigned student-athletes to ensure compliance with NCAA, C-USA, and Louisiana Tech University rules, policies and regulations. This position will serve as the lead for LifeSkills and will propose a budget, coordinate presentations, seminars, and workshops for student-athletes under the guidance of the Assistant Athletics Director for Academics. This position will coordinate with the advisor overseeing SAAC to organize and schedule presentations relevant to expressed student-athlete needs. Duties include monitoring degree progress and eligibility for assigned student-athletes; serving as a liaison with academic offices, support services and faculty; gathering data and preparing academic reports; coordinating and evaluating priority registration; assist with class and major selection; assist with class checking; assist with submitting NCAA waivers & appeals; supervise a study hall/computer lab area for student-athletes; preparing weekly study hall and academic reports and present them to assigned coaching staffs; and present academic information at all on-campus recruiting events. This position will assist in athletic events as well as miscellaneous other duties as assigned by the Athletics Director and the Assistant Athletics Director for Academics.

Minimum qualifications for the position are:

Master's degree preferred with relevant experience in academic advising, counseling, & tutoring. Review will include those applicants with a bachelor's degree and verifiable recent experience in academic support activities for student-athletes.
  • Skilled application of the Microsoft Office Suite of products, with emphasis on Access, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Moodle, GradesFirst, and Blackboard experience a plus.
  • Communication skills, both written and oral, are critical.
  • Must be detail-oriented, organized, and deadline conscious.
  • Must be able to work well with senior and support staff across campus including Departmental Offices, Admissions, Financial Aid, Comptroller (Student Accounts), Registrar and Student Affairs.

Application Process includes submitting a cover letter, current resume; contact information of three (3) professional references and unofficial transcripts to the Search Committee by email only to . Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Louisiana Tech University is an AA/ EOE. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Reference: 598259643

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