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Skyhawk Advisor and Athletic Eligibility Coordinator

Position Summary:

Under the general supervision of Skyhawk Station, the Skyhawk Advisor and Athletic Eligibility Coordinator is responsible for creating a supportive environment for students and student-athletes, fostering retention and timely graduation. This position provides advising services primarily for student-athletes which will comply with NCAA Division II progress toward degree requirements, monitors and certifies academic progress, establishes an academic plan for student-athlete academic success, and certifies eligibility at the end of each semester. This position will work in coordination with the Assistant AD for Compliance.

Job Description:

The Skyhawk Advisor and Athletic Eligibility Coordinator will be responsible for but not limited to:
  • Academic Advising: Provide student-centered academic counseling that aligns student-athlete academic progress and athletic success. Work with the Skyhawk Station team and closely with the Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance as well as Academic Divisions to be trained in and share information that can impact a student’s academic options. Connect student to faculty and department to ensure that student-athlete is engaged in selected major, minor, and/or program, takes advantage of academic offerings, understands curricular requirements, and implements graduation map. Advising responsibilities include providing assistance during registration times for continuing students, building schedules for incoming students, and completing transfer registration appointments.
  • NCAA Advising: Create and implement student academic plans that comply with NCAA Division II progress toward degree requirements. Meet with students weekly/bi-weekly/monthly or as designated to gather academic updates and follow up with academic success plans.
  • Compliance: Monitor and evaluate the academic progress of all student-athletes to ensure compliance with the institutional, conference, and NCAA Division II progress toward degree requirements. Assist in providing documentation for any NCAA Division II progress toward degree waivers. Update the Degree Applicable tab in Compliance Assistant as needed at the beginning and end of every semester. Assist in completing required NCAA reports and other database updates in Compliance Assistant.
  • Eligibility: Work cooperatively with the Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance when working through eligibility concerns. Certify all eligibility at the end of each semester to determine the eligibility status of each student-athlete for the next semester and work directly with the Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance based on results.
  • Communication/Connection: Establish open communication with coaches, staff, and student-athletes with the goal of responding within 24-48 hours. Also, providing timely and proactive updates as needed. Meet with the Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance regularly to provide updates on student-athletes. Collaborate with Athletics Faculty Success Coach on study hall and tutor opportunities on a continual basis. Facilitate and encourage communication with professors and contact the FAR when necessary.
  • Transfer Student-Athletes: Prepare unofficial evaluations of potential transfer student-athletes and work with departments to obtain course equivalencies for domestic and international students. Provide academic advising transfer evaluation review.
  • Produce and update a key contact list for each department to aid in recruiting and campus visits.
  • Assisting with duties for either department as needed or requested. Including working with VA or other students.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities
  • Maintains knowledge and awareness of digital accessibility, including the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 508.
  • Produces and remediates digitally accessible materials in accordance with FLC standards.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • One or more years of work experience in secondary or post-secondary education
  • Experience in admissions, academic advising, student success, athletics or other relevant positions
  • Exceptional customer service skills, both in-person, over the phone, and via email
  • Demonstrated ability to take direction and work in a fast-paced office
  • Excellent computer and technology skills, including the ability to prepare and analyze spreadsheets, query databases, and learn new technologies quickly
  • Excellent organizational, multi-tasking, and time management skills, including attention to detail
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Exhibited ability to collaborate and work in a team setting
  • Demonstrated motivation, professionalism, and strong work ethic
  • Knowledge of NCAA Division II progress toward degree requirements
  • Knowledge of institutional databases and systems
  • Knowledge of Compliance Assistant
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities

T he salary range for this position is $44,500 to $49,500 plus a comprehensive benefits package

Application Process
A complete application packet includes:
  • Cover letter addressing interest and qualifications for the position.

  • Resume

  • Names and contact information for three current, professional references.

Application materials received by April 8, 2024, will receive full consideration.

The position will remain open until filled.

About Fort Lewis College:

On a sage-brushed mesa overlooking downtown Durango and the La Plata Mountains, Fort Lewis College is Southwest Colorado’s premier public undergraduate research institution. With more than half of the 3,300 students identifying as people of color, FLC’s academic programming and campus life thrive on nurturing safe, diverse spaces for intellectual exploration and helping people achieve their career goals. A Native American-serving, Non-Tribal Institution, FLC is committed to promoting economic development in neighboring tribal communities and connecting students with the education they need to be the change in the world they want to see. Degree programs span the arts, business, education, health sciences, humanities, and social and natural sciences. Coursework builds on the natural, cultural, and historical resources found around the Four Corners region. Students work closely with faculty on research projects with real-world implications. Like the mountain town it resides in, FLC promotes a culture of work-life balance for students, faculty, and staff. Skyhawks enjoy unparalleled access to a healthy outdoor lifestyle thanks to 300 days of sunshine a year and more than 300 miles of hiking and biking trails in and around Durango

Notice to Prospective Employees:
The Fort Lewis College is required by the Clery Act of 1990 to notify prospective employees, current employees, students and applicants where to access our Campus Security Report. The report is updated and published annually in accordance with the Higher Education Amendments of 1998, Federal Student Right-to-Know, the Federal Drug-free Schools and Campuses Act of 1989. This report contains information about:
  • Fort Lewis College's alcohol and other drug policy
  • Sexual assault policy
  • Campus security policies
  • Campus/community resources
  • The Colorado Riot Offense Statute restriction on enrollment
  • Where to find registered sex offender information
  • Crime statistics for the previous three calendar years
  • Reporting crimes
The Campus Security Report can be accessed in two ways:
By going to the internet website at: Fort Lewis College Student Affairs Office will also provide a paper copy of the annual security report upon request. You can reach them at (970) 247-7331.

Equal Opportunity
Fort Lewis College does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, sex*, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, family or domestic status, political beliefs, veteran status, pregnancy, or genetic information. Accordingly, equal opportunity for employment shall be extended to all persons. The College shall promote equal opportunity, equal treatment, and affirmative action efforts to increase the diversity of students, faculty, and staff. The College is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. To file a report, get resources, read policies, or make an appointment, See

Discrimination Questions?

Office of Compliance and Community Standards
David Pirrone, Director of Compliance
192 Education Business Hall
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, Colorado 81301
(970) 247-7182

Questions about Title IX sex discrimination?
Office of the Title IX Coordinator
Kate Suazo, Assistant Director of Compliance and Title IX Coordinator
230 Skyhawk Station
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, Colorado 81301
(970) 247-6729

Information about Fort Lewis College’s alcohol and drug policy, sexual assault policy, campus security policies, campus crime statistics, fire safety procedures and fire statistics, and campus/community resources can be found in the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. Hard copies are available upon request.

* Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Part 106 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, including in admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and CFR 106 to Fort Lewis College may be directed to FLC's Title IX Coordinator and/or to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the Department of Education.

ADAA Accommodations
Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Kristin Polens by phone 970-247-7459 or email at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.

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