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Athletic Academic Support Specialist

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Feb 27, 2023

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Position Type
Executive, Other Executive
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

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.

Responsibilities Include:
  • 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 approved.
  • Maintain all academic information for student-athlete population by continuous review of academic records and progress.
  • 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.

Position Type

Student Services

Additional Information

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 for more information.

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 law.

To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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