Academic Advisor for Student-Athletes

March 15, 2024

Academic Advisor for Student-Athletes
University of South Carolina Upstate
Spartanburg, SC

Academic Advisor for Student-Athletes provides comprehensive academic support for student-athletes under the direction of the Director of the Student Success Center while also leading the student-athlete Life Skills program. Advises student-athletes towards graduation while monitoring NCAA rules and eligibility requirements.
• Provide intense monitoring and academic support for at-risk student-athletes of assigned sports (weekly meetings, maintaining thorough documentation, progress checks with faculty, coaches updates, securing tutors, study hall, etc.).
• Assist in the academic advising load of undeclared student-athletes. Assist these students in the development of an educational plan including choosing a program of study and/or clarifying educational goals. Key aspects include maintenance of the integrity of academic policies, while being a student advocate and fostering a culture of student responsibility and success, providing students with information about possible consequences of academic decisions, and creating plans of study. Must maintain current knowledge of degree programs.
• Monitor the admission status of incoming student-athletes of assigned sports and assist with summer orientations. Assist with student-athlete specific registration issues (i.e. priority registration, authorizing drop/add, assist with course conflicts due to athletics, etc.). Process all travel letters for assigned teams to be submitted to faculty members.
• Manage student-athlete study hall including hiring, training, and schedule of study hall monitors.
• Assist in coordinating Life Skills programming for all student-athletes.
• Teach one section of University 101 in the fall semester designated for student-athletes
• Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree in Student Personnel Services or related field and 1-year related experience. A successful background check is required. USC Upstate standard office hours are 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. However, this position will involve evening and weekend hours to support athletic events. May graduates will be considered if able to obtain their degree by the date of employment.

Preferred Qualifications:
Prefer experience in advising student-athletes. Previous teaching experience is highly desirable.

$45,133 – $47,000; Salary commensurate with education and experience.

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USC Upstate offers a valuable benefits package including but not limited to:
• Health and Life Insurance
• Retirement Programs
• Paid Tuition Program
• Dependent Scholarships
• Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
• Annual Leave
• Sick Leave
• 13 Paid Holidays (including an extended December holiday)
• Paid Parental Leave
• Professional Development Opportunities

The University of South Carolina is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. Women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.