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Academic Strategist

Auburn University
Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 20, 2023

Position Details

Position Information

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

Auburn University Athletics is hiring an Academic Strategist to provide 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 .
About Auburn: Auburn was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the state of Alabama’s best employers, with employees staying an average of ten years! Learn more about Auburn’s impact, generous employee benefits, and thriving community by visiting

It’s a Lifestyle: The Auburn/Opelika area is a page right out of Southern Living magazine with an idyllic small-town feel, perfecting a unique balance between a close-knit community and driving consistent growth and development. Paralleling the exponential growth of Auburn University, the Auburn/Opelika area boasts services and amenities that cater to any interest. We’re proud of our top school systems, city services, award-winning restaurants, and the infectious spirit of life in a college town. You can find us nestled halfway between the beach and the mountains in a lower-cost-of-living area, two hours outside of Atlanta or Birmingham. If you’re new to Auburn, we’d love to introduce you. If you’re already acquainted with Auburn, we’ll keep it simple: it’s time to come home!

Our Commitment: Auburn University is committed to a diverse and inclusive campus environment. Visit to learn more about our commitment to expanding equity and inclusion for all.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in no specific discipline; no experience required

Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications

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

Desired Qualifications

Experience in education preferred but not required.

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Job Category

Athletics Support

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EEO Statement

Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. Women, underrepresented groups, 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. * 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
  2. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * How has your experience prepared you to work with students in higher education?

    (Open Ended Question)

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

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * 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)

  6. * 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)

  7. * 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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