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Academic Advisor for Student Athletes

Employer
Ball State University
Location
Indiana, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 9, 2024

Job Details

Posting Details

Position Information

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Position Title

Academic Advisor for Student Athletes

About this Opportunity

University College, at Ball State, welcomes applications for an Academic Advisor for Student Athletes. The university offers excellent benefits, including health care and retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and their dependents, as well as generous time off, with pay.

Our Statement on Inclusiveness

At Ball State University, inclusiveness is one of the enduring values and informs all of our work. We define ‘inclusiveness’ as a commitment ‘to respect and embrace equity, inclusion, and diversity in people, ideas, and opinions.’ As such, this value incorporates a commitment to inclusive excellence and freedom of expression.

Benefits and Community

Ball State University offers an excellent benefits package for eligible positions. Click here to explore options.
  • Affordable Healthcare

  • Retirement

  • Tuition Remission (For eligible employees, their dependents, and spouse)

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Professional Development

Live Near Your Work - If you are considering living near the Ball State area, please visit the following link to learn more about relocation and living in east central Indiana:

https://www.bsu.edu/about/live-near-your-work

FLSA

Administrative Exemption

Hrs/Week

40

Length of Assignment

Full-Time At-Will

Position Function

This position will provide comprehensive and proactive academic advising, promote student-athlete success strategies, and guide student-athletes in understanding their degree requirements, academic policies, university procedures, and the university resources available to make informed decisions regarding their degree program. This position is part of a student-athlete support team that ensures they are meeting athletics/ NCAA eligibility requirements.

Academic Advisors within University College at Ball State University strive to empower and inspire students to develop a meaningful academic experience using the array of high-quality opportunities and educational tools provided by the university to become impactful leaders in their academic field and community. Utilizing a student-centered approach, academic advisors are dedicated to teaching students how to successfully access academic information and connect to crucial resources as well as equipping them with the skills necessary to develop a high-quality educational experience and achieve timely graduation. This position is housed within Student Athlete Support Services ( SASS ), the unit within University College that supports the academic success of student-athletes.

Minimum Education

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university by date of employment.

Minimum Experience

Experience in academic advising, student services, counseling, or related field.

Minimum Other

Ability to work with faculty, administration, and undergraduate students; ability to work in a collaborative environment and work independently; sensitivity to the needs of a diverse student population, interpersonal/human relations skills; ability to encourage and empower students to make their own decisions; ability to act as an advocate for both the student and the university; ability to identify students’ needs for support services in order to make appropriate referrals; ability to maintain confidentiality.

Authorization to work in the US

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Preferred Education

Master’s degree from an accredited college or university by date of employment.

Preferred Experience

Experience working with student-athletes in a higher education setting; academic advising experience; student affairs experience; familiarity with Ball State curriculum; familiarity with Banner, Degree Works, and EAB Navigate.

Preferred Other

Pre-Employment Screening

Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.

Position Title(s) Supervised

None

Required Certifications

EEO Statement

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

About Ball State University

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 20,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 270+ undergraduate and graduate programs. Many of our master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees rank among the best in the nation. We engage students in educational, research, and creative endeavors that empower our graduates to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives enriched by lifelong learning and service, while we enhance the economic, environmental, and social vitality of our community, our state, and our world.

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Department

Ofc of Vice Provost Student Success & Dean of University College:170040

Department Information

Department Email or Phone Number

765-285-5852

Duties & Responsibilities

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Job Duty

Provide proactive advising to an assigned caseload of approximately 300 student-athletes to provide information and guidance on academic-related issues such as course planning and registration, degree requirements, and academic progress.

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Job Duty

Provide support to student-athletes by creating and maintaining personalized four-year degree plans as mandated by the State of Indiana; train students to interpret the Degree Works degree audit and use Self-Service Banner ( SSB ).

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3

Job Duty

Promote strategies for success with students including time management, study tips, and participation in tutoring and supplemental instruction sessions; conduct proactive/intrusive outreach to high support students; provide additional intervention with assigned students on academic probation.

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Job Duty

Monitor degree progress and eligibility for assigned student-athletes.

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Job Duty

Maintain compliance with all applicable NCAA, MAC, and institutional rules and regulations.

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Job Duty

Certify continuing eligibility of assigned student caseload.

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Job Duty

Maintain up-to-date knowledge of university academic programs, requirements, policies, and procedures as outlined in academic postings, the Undergraduate Catalog, the Advising Handbook, and other resources.

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Job Duty

Create reports related to student advisee caseloads as directed by academic advising leadership.

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Job Duty

Assist students in understanding the philosophical purpose and requirements of the University Core Curriculum ( UCC ).

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Job Duty

Communicate with academic departments regarding curriculum and advising services as appropriate.

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Job Duty

Serve as a referral agent to other university resources and services.

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Job Duty

Represent Student Athlete Support Services through service on university committees and participation in campus events; participate in professional development activities.

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Job Duty

Assist students in exploring career/major options and the use of related campus services; assist students in the selection of alternative and/or complementary major/minor programs.

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Job Duty

Participate in appropriate admissions and orientation events; assist new transfer students and collaborate with academic departments as necessary.

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Job Duty

Participate in unit specific and campus-wide retention and student success initiatives.

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Job Duty

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number

202401483P

Number of Vacancies

1

Desired Start Date

05/01/2024

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

02/09/2024

Applications Accepted Through Date

03/11/2024

Open Until Filled

No

Information regarding transcripts

The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

Special Instructions Summary

Information for Applications Requiring a Cover Letter

In support of your application for this position, please prepare and submit a cover letter that describes how your qualifications and experiences align with the elements of the position description (or leadership profile). In your cover letter, please also describe how you have demonstrated a commitment to our University’s enduring values , including inclusiveness, which we define as a commitment ‘to respect and embrace equity, inclusion, and diversity in people, ideas, and opinions.’

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Undergraduate Transcripts
  2. Master's Transcripts


Company

Ball State

Founded in 1918 in Muncie, Indiana, the public research university has grown to more than 22500 students

Spirited and motivated, we learn, grow, and take flight. Our faculty and staff—everyone in our community—embrace students as learning partners from day one. In classrooms and labs, in immersive learning projects, on the sports fields—with creativity and determination—Cardinals Fly. We are grounded in our values, lifted by our knowledge, and go confidently upward toward ever greater opportunities. Ours is a simple promise: to challenge each other to excel. And with Beneficence as our guide—We Fly.

 

We are committed to excellence through a talented and diverse faculty and staff. Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We engage students in educational, research, and creative endeavors that empower our graduates to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives enriched by lifelong learning and service, while we enhance the economic, environmental, and social vitality of our community, our state, and our world. We are excited that you want to join us in these endeavors!

The university offers excellent benefits, including health care and retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, and generous time off with pay. 

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