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Location of Workplace
Main UNCW Campus
Undergraduate Studies - 33000
Academic Affairs - 30000 Division
Brief Summary of Work for this Position
The Academic Coordinator provides academic support and services to all student athletes including academic advising, study and life skills development, and coordination of study hall and tutoring services. This position works with staff, coaches and student-athletes to achieve department goals. Assisting in the overall maintenance and coordination of Student-Athlete Support Services ( SASS ).
It is imperative this position identifies and understands student-athletes’ academic needs and has the ability to build and maintain effective relationships with student-athletes, coaches, staff and faculty. Additionally, this position assists with data management of progress reports, grades, study hall and other academic information to help with the delivery of academic support services.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Master’s degree with 1-2 years of experience in the field
- Knowledge of effective learning strategies, assessment tools,
motivational technique and student skill development
- Demonstrated ability to build trust and strong professional
interpersonal relationships with student-athletes
- Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment and process
confidential information with utmost discretion
- Experience in education or a field of study that enhances the
individual’s ability to assist at-risk-student-athletes in an
- Demonstrate a student-centered approach to learning
- Familiarity with FERPA guidelines
- Advising experience in an intercollegiate athletics
- Knowledge of NCAA continuing eligibility, CAA and university rules and regulations is necessary. Experience working with culturally diverse populations a plus
- Effective interpersonal skills
Ability to work occasional nights and occasionally on the weekend
Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience
Earned Masters degree from an accredited institution
- At least 3 years of experience working in academic support for athletes
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The UNCW Department of Athletics sponsors 19 varsity sports and competes in the NCAA Division I as a member of the Colonial Athletic Association. UNCW Athletics primary purpose is to produce a competitive and successful sports program while abiding by NCAA, CAA and institutional rules and regulations. UNCW Athletics has a strong commitment to gender equity and diversity, while promoting a greater sense of integrity, leadership, sportsmanship and ethical behavior to the overall campus dynamic. Housed in Undergraduate Studies and in partnership with the University College, Student Athlete Support Services provides academic services and support to all student athletes including academic advising, study and life skills development, and coordinates study hall and tutoring services.
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.
A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to- BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.
The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.
At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington ( UNCW ), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.
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