Academic Center for Student Athletes
Central Connecticut State University invites applications for a
full-time, Team Advisor in the Academic Center for Student
Athletes. The Team Advisor provides academic and career support
services to athletic teams including providing precursory and
integrated educational and career information to the student
population served by the Department. Acts as the student referral
agent between student-athletes and academic schools,
intercollegiate athletics, and other offices and services. This
position does require evening and weekend availability.
Supervises student workers as
Meets with incoming recruits and parents or guardians providing
essential information regarding the application/enrollment process
for perspective student-athletes.
Reviews concerns with high school personnel concerning perspective
student-athletes and takes appropriate actions as required.
Arranges on-campus visits.
Meets with and responds to student-athletes regarding their career
concerns and provides appropriate information and advice concerning
specific educational and athletic programs to ensure students
effectively work toward achieving their desired academic and
Oversees, monitors, and ensures eligibility requirements are in
compliance with current NCAA regulations.
Reviews and maintains necessary student academic records and
provides referrals to campus support resources as needed.
Mediates conflicts and provides resolution to student athletes in
dealings with other students, coaches and professors.
Reviews/monitors academic progress of student-athletes and creates
and implements comprehensive student development and tutoring
programs in partnership with other campus resources to enhance
retention and graduation of student-athletes.
Leads student development workshops as needed.
Designs and conducts student development workshops for
educational-based training such as time management, stress
management, note taking, etc. Coordinates other activities and
presentations for programs including NCAA CHAMPS Life Skills,
health and wellness programs, etc., to foster student retention and
graduation as directed.
Coordinates and makes referrals regarding academic advising and
planning for student athletes in conjunction with advising
information services, academic departments and other campus
Travels with the men’s and women’s basketball teams coordinating
team study and administering tests as needed.
Advises incoming freshmen athletes regarding summer school
requirements and registers students for summer courses as
Performs other duties and responsibilities related to those
enumerated above, which do not alter the basic level of
responsibility of the position.
Credentials and/or experience substantially comparable to the
above may also be considered.
- Bachelor’s degree required and three years of work experience
in academic affairs, counseling, or a related discipline.
- Demonstrated ability to develop constructive and effective
professional relationships, effective communication and
organizational skills and ability to use information technology in
an administrative capacity required.
- Previous professional experience in counseling, education, or
student services preferred.
The largest of Connecticut’s regional
comprehensive universities, Central currently enrolls over 10,000
students. A third of its undergraduates are students of color, the
largest group being Hispanic. Ninety-six (96%) percent of the
students are from Connecticut. For more information about Central
Connecticut State University, please visit www.ccsu.edu.
Located nine miles southwest of Hartford, New
Britain is a city of approximately 72,000. Part of the Greater
Hartford area of 1.2 million residents, New Britain is centrally
located in the state and is within easy reach of much of
Connecticut and several metropolitan areas. Nicknamed “the Hardware
City” for its rich industrial heritage, it is home to Stanley Black
& Decker. Important cultural institutions include the New
Britain Museum of American Art and Walnut Hill Park, designed by
Fredrick Law Olmstead. New Britain’s population is characterized by
a high degree of racial and ethnic diversity. Currently, the U.S.
Census Bureau estimates 70% of the population as White, 13% as
Black or African American, 3% as Asian, and 0.2% as American Indian
or Alaska Native. Currently 4.6% of New Britain’s population
identify themselves in more than one racial category and 43% of New
Britain’s population identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino.
Fifty percent (50%) speak a language other than English in the home
and 19% were born internationally. Significant portions of its
population come from Puerto Rico and Poland or consider themselves
to be from the African-American, Italian, or Irish ethnic
backgrounds. In addition to all that greater Hartford provides, New
Britain is 40 minutes from Springfield, Massachusetts two hours
from Boston, and two hours from New York City. It is also part of
the Hartford-Springfield “Knowledge Corridor” and, therefore,
within easy driving distance of a host of private and public
institutions of higher education and many cultural
Application and Appointment:
For full consideration,
applications must be received by December 20, 2021.
To begin the application process, click on the Apply button and
electronically submit the following documents:
- Letter of interest addressing qualifications for the
- Current resume
- Names of three professional references including their address,
email address, and telephone numbers.
The Team Advisor
is compensated at the Administrator 3
salary level in accordance with the State University Organization
of Administrative Faculty (SUOAF) Collective Bargaining Union
Agreement. For more information, please visit
The State of Connecticut and Central Connecticut State University
is proud to offer its employees competitive wages and a wide range
of fringe benefits including voluntary and supplemental
Fringe benefits include personal, vacation and sick leave, paid
holidays, medical, dental, and prescription plans, group life
insurance, a choice of retirement plans, retirement health care,
tuition waiver for employee and eligible dependents at any of the
Connecticut State Universities (Central, Eastern, Southern or
Western) as well as an array of voluntary and supplemental benefits
such as Deferred Retirement Compensation plans, Dependent Care
Assistance and Medical Flexible spending accounts, long term and
short term disability plans.
For more detailed information, please visit CCSU Human Resources
Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Emailed
and mailed applications will not be accepted. Please redact any
personally identifiable information (i.e., Social Security number,
date of birth, marital status, country of origin) from any
documents submitted. Please ensure your Social Security Number is
not listed on any documents submitted.
For more information, contact Elizabeth Spear, Search Committee
Chair, at 860-832-1908 or firstname.lastname@example.org
As an affirmative action employer, Central Connecticut State
University actively seeks and encourages applications from women,
minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with
protected veteran status. The University provides reasonable
accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon