| The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for the position of Student-Athlete Engagement Specialist, Academic Success Center . |
PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY
Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 29,000 students and 3,000 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with high research activity. UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities.
The university is committed to enhancing efforts to attract and retain top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.
ROLE of the POSITION
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas Academic Success Center invites applications for a full-time, 12-month Student-Athlete Engagement Specialist position. This position is responsible for providing support, guidance, tutoring, academic counseling, and academic support programming to assigned student-athletes in their efforts to achieve their academic, athletic, and personal goals while negotiating the myriad of institutional, Mountain West Conference (MWC) and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) regulations concerning eligibility for practice and competition. Responsibilities emphasize the design and implementation of specific, individualized plans for the development of academic skills, including (but not limited to) reading and writing competencies, time management, enhanced study habits, and application of learning strategies. When applicable, this position works collaboratively with the team's Academic Eligibility Specialist on course selection, declaration of degree programs and necessary eligibility requirements. This position will work closely with university academic support units to aid in the general transition from high school to college learning environments, refer student-athletes to additional resources across campus, and communicate regularly with colleagues to ensure compliance associated with the position.
The position will also engage in planning and conducting student-athlete orientation sessions and objective-based learning meetings, facilitating/recommending tutoring for students, monitoring class attendance, coordinating Learning Specialist appointments for the student-athletes, preparing periodic reports, participating in on-campus recruiting activities, and other duties as assigned by the Assistant Athletics Director for Compliance and Student-Athlete Academic Services, with input from the Director of Student-Athlete Academic Services. Monitoring use of academic support resources for assigned student-athletes will be core to this position. In alignment with NCAA initiatives and in order to promote the well-being and holistic development of student-athletes, this position will also be responsible for the directing, developing programmatic curriculum, presenting, analyzing, and reporting of comprehensive life skills programming for UNLV student-athletes. This position is responsible for utilizing technology in day-to-day student support services, along with integrating technology advances within assigned programming. This position may oversee 1-2 student staff members assigned to work the life skills programming. Other duties may be assigned as needed.
This position requires a master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university and a minimum of two years of relevant professional full-time experience (does not include internships, graduate assistantships, etc.) in a student-athlete academic support unit at a college or university. One year of comparable supervisory experience preferred. Other qualifications include documented knowledge and experience of NCAA student-athlete development program initiatives and NCAA rules and regulations on recruiting, eligibility, amateurism, financial aid, awards, and benefits. Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience in the unique environment of intercollegiate athletics, a working knowledge of student academic services, knowledge of NCAA Conference policies and procedures, student information systems (PeopleSoft, EAB/GradesFirst, etc.), and computer database management systems. Other preferred skills include, the ability to effectively plan, coordinate and articulate policies and procedures to students, faculty, staff, and parents. Experience in teaching and/or tutoring is also preferred. Effective time management skills, speaking skills, writing skills, research skills, and the ability to balance a wide variety of tasks and a large caseload in an efficient and effective manner are vital to the success of this position. Flexible evening and weekend hours are often required as well as occasional travel with the team.
Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.
Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based. Applicants are subject to background checks.
Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin on Monday, April 10, 2017 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to the Search Committee Chair and are to be submitted via on-line application at https://hrsearch.unlv.edu. For assistance with UNLV's on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-3504 or email@example.com.
UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.