The Academic Counselor in the Academic Support and Career Development Unit (ASCDU) is responsible for assisting student-athletes in meeting their academic objectives culminating in the realization of a university degree. The individual will serve as the primary contact and athletic academic counselor responsible for overseeing the implementation of academic plans while monitoring the academic progress of student-athletes in the football program. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to: participating in the recruitment, orientation, pre-registration, and enrollment of student-athletes; acting as a liaison to faculty, administrators, and coaches regarding student-athlete academic matters; tracking and monitoring academic progress; assisting in the management of the objective based study hall program; and performing other duties as assigned.
To Apply: Submit applications electronically at https://ejobs.umd.edu. Search for position number 111572. For best consideration applications should include (1) cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) names and contact information of at least three references. Application deadline is September 14, 2017. More information on Maryland Athletics can be found at www.umterps.com.
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
Master’s degree in Counseling, Student Personnel, Education or related field. At least 1-2 years of experience in post-secondary educational institutions.
Strong verbal and written communication skills are required.
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
Must be available and willing to work evenings and weekends as assigned.
At least 1-2 years of experience in post-secondary athletic academic services preferred.
Experience working with various components of the GradesFirst software preferred.
Working knowledge of NCAA continuing eligibility rules and regulations preferred
The University of Maryland is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and is located on a beautiful campus located eight miles north of the nation's capital in College Park, which was recently rated "Best place to Raise Kids in Maryland" by Bloomberg.com. The campus is also near Columbia, Maryland, which was listed as the #2 “Best Place to Live” by Money Magazine. The Ath...letic Program has won 20 national championships over the last 15 years and is a charter member of the Big Ten Conference. Currently, 78 of the University's academic programs are ranked in their respective Top 25 nationally.