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Athletic Academic Support Specialist

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Nov 29, 2021

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Athletic Academic Support Specialist

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
The Academic Support Specialist will coordinate the tutoring 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 assigned teams, including Women's Basketball, Volleyball, and Track and Field.

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 Associate 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

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Additional 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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