A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
Administer and coordinate academic support services for student-athletes; supervise academic study sessions and tutorial appointments; monitor academic performance of student–athletes; develop reports on student-athlete academic status and progress; communicate student status and performance to the Director, Coaches and Administration. Act as a program liaison to Department and University groups and committees.
Develop, implement and supervise academic support services through direct contact with student-athletes. (40%)
Monitor academic performance, student compliance with academic requirements, progress toward degree, eligibility tracking, student academic priority, and transition issues for student-athletes. (15%)
Day, evening and weekend work required for contact with students and for supervision of studentathlete study, tutorial, and/or mentor sessions. (10%)
Coordinate and implement individualized academic plans for designated student- athletes, including tutoring and study schedules. Monitor student compliance and progress with plans. (10%)
Develop academic status progress reports for the Director, Coaches, and Administrators. (5%)
Counsel students on academic standing and course selections in conjunction with their Academic Advisors of their School or College; Assist students with decision-making for academic majors and programs; provide career education where applicable. Promote student appointment with Academic Advisors in their Schools and Colleges. (5%)
Conduct recruiting sessions with prospective student-athletes and their families during on campus official visits. (2.5%)
Maintain regular communication with faculty and staff of the Schools and Colleges regarding individual student academic progress, including non-academic issues. Develop appropriate intervention to address productivity and/or deficiencies. (5%)
Provide letters of recommendation and submit nominations for awards and scholarships for graduate and professional school. (2.5%)
Serve as a mentor to student-athletes and interns. (5%)
Supervise evening temporary staff; assist in supervision of tutorial sessions
Up to 5% of the position. Travel is with assigned teams for away competitions relative to academic responsibilities, including conducting study sessions, proctoring exams, and providing academic counseling contact. Travel may also include professional development opportunities.
Fulfill designated program-wide responsibilities as assigned.
Act as liaison to University Departments and Student Affairs concerning student’s academic, personal, or financial issues.
Refer students to appropriate university services on matters of financial aid, psychological counseling, housing, and student’s affairs.
Possess a working knowledge of University academic rules and academic policies. Understand and apply NCAA and Big Ten Conference eligibility and progress towards degree requirements to academic counseling with student-athletes.
Collaborate with Academic Advisors of the Schools and Colleges regarding student-athlete progress and academic course schedules.
Master’s degree in education, counseling, psychology or related field required.
Direct experience in advising and counseling intercollegiate student-athletes.
Excellent conflict resolution, project management, and human relations skills.
Proficient with Windows-based software: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; Google Workspace.
Availability to work nights and weekends.
Knowledge of NCAA and Big Ten Conference requirements as they pertain to academic eligibility.
ASP Academic Counselors serve as University ‘Responsible Employees’ and are required reporters under the Federal Clery Act.
The University of Michigan Athletic Department is dedicated to building a department culture which demonstrates respect for all, shows compassion for others, and celebrates the differences among our staff, student-athletes, and supporters. We are committed to the hiring and development of diverse staff who contribute to an inclusive environment.
In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:
Generous time off
A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting
Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
Long-term disability coverage
Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses
The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.