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Counsels individual students, especially first-year students and students undecided in their major, to help them plan their programs of study and to maximize their academic potential. Works with the Academic Counselor Coordinator and/or the Student-Athlete Program Coordinator to develop and implement effective academic counseling services and informational programs and materials and academic success programs. An Academic Counselor may be assigned to work exclusively with student-athletes. Reports to the Director of the Academic Success Center.
Works primarily with students to provide academic counseling and develop academic study plans in compliance with degree program requirements and NCAA guidelines, when working with student-athletes. Maintains complete and accurate records; develops and participates in informational presentations during orientation and other relevant university sponsored events and may facilitate academic success services such as grade-checks, study hall, and tutoring for student-athletes. Performs other duties as assigned by the ASC Director.
A minimum of two years of academic experience in higher education preferred. Should also be experienced in the use of computer software programs such as Word, Excel, and Outlook and familiarity with Banner or similar student Information systems preferred.
Should have a general knowledge of the University's core curriculum and degree requirements of the various academic programs. Knowledge of NCAA rules preferred.
Must have a demonstrated interest in working with and assisting students. Have excellent communication and organizational skills. Must have the ability to learn, interpret and apply detailed academic requirements to the needs of individual students. Be able to participate in training workshops and other professional activities. *Regular reliable attendance is required. *This position is designated as security sensitive and requires a criminal background check.