Athletic Academic Support Specialist
About the Opportunity
The Academic Support Specialist will coordinate the study hall
program and will also work as part of the staff in the
implementation of the comprehensive academic monitoring of support
programs. In addition, the Academic Support Specialist will provide
direct advising services to student-athletes from 3-4 assigned
teams. They must be qualified to do the following: | Provide
personal advising counseling on issues ranging from academic
requirements to personal matters affecting the university
experience. | Work with student-athletes on strategies to enhance
their success at and eventual graduation from the university;
including major selection, co-op assistance, and career counseling.
| Assist with development of programs aimed at improving retention
and graduation rates for student-athletes. | Work closely with the
Director in matters related to academic/athletic eligibility. |
Work as an academic mentor to student-athletes who are deemed
at-risk by the SASS. Specific problems or unique challenges related
to this position: | Ability to work closely with students of
multi-cultural experiences and backgrounds; including international
students. | Knowledge of NCAA legislation regarding eligibility,
recruiting and financial aid Assisting educationally under prepared
students and working with students who have significant challenges
related to learning problems and/or disabilities.
Master's degree required; Academic background in Psychology, Sport
Psychology, Counseling, Higher Education Administration, College
Student Development, and/or Athletic Counseling preferred |
Knowledge of academic guidance counseling - active listening
skills, complex problem solving, deductive and inductive reasoning,
etc. | Demonstrated ability to motivate student-athletes to
academically achieve | Strong written, oral communication and
expression | Computer skills, proficiency in Microsoft Word and
Excel required; knowledge of Banner, DARS, Salesforce, preferred |
Strong organizational skills and knowledge of operational
procedures at the university level. | Knowledge of NCAA rules and
regulations | Up to two-years of academic support, counseling and
development of programs for student-athletes required. | Occasional
evening and weekend hours and travel may be required.
- Serve as the advisor for 3-4 athletic teams, meet with first
year and additional at risk students on a weekly basis.
- Recruit, hire, train, and supervise approximately 10 student
proctors each semester for the study hall program. Schedule
coverage for evening study hall and work with the Graduate
Assistants and Intern to ensure any schedule changes are
- Maintain all academic information for student-athlete
population by continuous review of academic records and
- Oversee First Month, Mid-Semester Progress Reports and Extended
Monitoring programs to gain vital information for faculty on
student-athletes academic performance each semester.
- Obtain schedule, active list, and end of semester grade reports
from the data control office.
- Process all grades for the student-athlete population for the
Athletic Administration and coaching staff.
Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work
experience, education and skills when extending an offer.
Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit
eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid
time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as
well as commuting & transportation. Visit
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Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking
to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and
staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its
forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect
that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, religion,
color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability
status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable
To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and
support of diversity and inclusion, please see
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