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Team Advisor

Employer
Central Connecticut State University
Location
Connecticut, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Nov 28, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Athletics, Counseling, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Team Advisor

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.

Supervision Exercised: Supervises student workers as assigned.

Position Responsibilities:

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 athletic goals.

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 resources.

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 required.

Performs other duties and responsibilities related to those enumerated above, which do not alter the basic level of responsibility of the position.

Required Qualifications:
  • 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.
Credentials and/or experience substantially comparable to the above may also be considered.

The University: 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.

The Community: 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 opportunities.

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 position
  • 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 https://www.ct.edu/files/pdfs/SUOAF%202016-2021%20Contract%20FINAL_06-19-18.suoaf-rev-20180825.pdf

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 benefits.

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 spear@ccsu.edu .

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 request.

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