Academic Strategist

Position Details

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

Athletic Student Services

Division Name

Director Intercollegiate Athletics

Position Title

Academic Strategist

Job Class Code


Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

Job Summary

An Academic Strategy Tutor provides individual and/or small group academic support for student athletes, assisting them in transitioning to the University, developing their study skills, and fostering a learning relationship conducive to the development of the essential skills to become independent learners and achieve academic success.

Essential Functions

-Collects academic information (e.g., course syllabi, exam and assignment due dates, etc.) and facilitates the student’s preparation and planning related to course requirements.

-Prepares, plans, and develops the semester calendar, daily and weekly goals related to calendar deadlines, ongoing teaching and modeling of active learning strategies, documentation of grades, and verification the student has all necessary academic materials (books, supplies, etc.).

-For students who have education impacting disabilities, the Strategist tracks and monitors the use of accommodations on a regular basis. All academic information is coordinated and shared with the Learning Specialist and the Academic Counselor.

-Models and teaches active learning strategies and provides support for the ongoing application of such skills within the context of each class. Collaborates with Academic Tutors to develop best practices related to the student’s learning style and any related learning challenges.

-Responsible for recording all activities through an on-line, standardized system as well as through regular communication with the Learning Specialist and Academic Counselor.

-Maintains and respects confidentiality related to the student-athlete, Student Athlete Support Services ( SASS ), and Auburn University Athletics, as well as maintains and upholds professional boundaries related to their work in SASS .

Education Level

Bachelor's degree

Field of Study

No specific discipline

Years of Experience

No experience required

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Education Level

Field of Study

Years of Experience

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

Knowledge in the subject area that is being taught.

Skills in selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation
when learning or teaching new things.

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

Desired Qualifications

Experience in education preferred but not required.

Salary Grade


Salary Range


Job Category

Athletics Support

Working Hours if Non-Traditional

List any hazardous conditions or physical demands required by this position

Posting Date


Closing Date

EEO Statement

A commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment is required. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Special Instructions to Applicants

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How were you made aware of this opportunity?
    • AU Employment website
    • Employment websites (Indeed, HigherEd Jobs, etc.)
    • Veterans Assistance Services
    • Disability Assistance Services
    • Newspaper
    • Professional Journal
    • Listserv
    • HR email
    • Social Media
    • State Employment Service
    • Walk-in
    • Other
  2. * Please select the answer that best describes your current employment relationship with Auburn University.
    • Not a current Auburn employee
    • Current Auburn employee in position less than one year
    • Current Auburn employee in position more than one year
  3. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * How has your experience prepared you to work with students in higher education?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * What qualities do you possess that will make you an effective Academic Strategist?

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Have you ever been employed by Student-Athlete Support Services? If you have, when were you employed by SASS, and in what capacity?

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Do you have any pre-existing relationships with Athletics, student-athletes or Athletics employees? If so, with whom do you have a relationship?

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * What hours per week will you be able to work? This is a part time position up to 28 hour per week. The Student-Athlete Development Center’s hours of operation are Monday-Friday 8am-10pm; Sunday 3pm-10pm

    (Open Ended Question)

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