The College Academic Counselor in Athletics (payroll title: Student Affairs Officer 3 Exempt) serves as the primary resource for designated teams of undergraduate student-athletes on matters pertaining to College rules and regulations. College Academic Counseling in Athletics is part of the Division of Undergraduate Education with the UCLA College.
The counselor will provide academic advising regarding degree requirements and academic policies as well as broader University policies and procedures. They must be aware of or have knowledge of departmental requirements and policies, coordinate with other academic units to present scheduling conflicts and to ensure time to degree, and handle requests for special scheduling needs. Participate in programming the academic mentor program in Academic and Student Services in Athletics. Make group presentations and represent the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics as well as College Academic Counseling in Athletics at various campus events. Assist in planning and coordinating events for academic and student services in Athletics. In addition, they are responsible for monitoring and implementing NCAA and PAC-12 Conference certification and eligibility requirements for all assigned student-athletes. They participate in the development of administration and evaluation of programs for student-athletes under the jurisdiction of the College.
The Student-Athlete Academic Counselor in the Morgan Center is a unique position: as a College Counselor, they is responsible for designing and delivering a full range of academic advising services. As the primary resource for designated teams of student-athletes, including student-athletes from other undergraduate schools and colleges, the counselor must develop a complex network of working relationships among a broad spectrum of campus-wide units and external agencies (e.g. all College and school counseling units, departmental counselors, Undergraduate Education Information Technology (UIT), Athletics Peer Learning, Admissions, Registrar, Financial Aid, Summer Sessions, Career Center, Housing, International Student Center). All these functions must be performed in a high-stress environment where consequences are both immediate and long-range and are highly visible both within and outside the institution. This position reports to the Director of Student Athlete Counseling. Must be able to adjust work schedule which may require varying work hours to meet position's duties as needed.
Assist the Director of Student-Athlete Counseling with special projects as needed.
Expressions of interest must be received by 04/26/2021. All applicants must submit their cover letter, resume and references via the following website link: https://hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=80215 UCLA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
All applicants should demonstrate the following abilities and requirements: Ability to effectively counsel and academically advise undergraduate students with professional, academic and/or personal questions and concerns. Detailed knowledge of University and College academic rules, regulations, policies and procedures; Skill in working independently and following through on duties with minimal direction; Demonstrated skill in problem solving and generating alternatives in order to improve operational process; Ability to organize and conduct group presentations to provide information and explain academic and NCAA policies and procedures to various constituencies; Skill in speaking with persons of various ethnic, cultural, social economic and educational backgrounds; Skill in setting priorities which accurately reflect the relative importance of job responsibilities and ability to manage multiple projects that may run simultaneously; Ability to establish and promote cooperative working relationships; Skill in writing grammatically correct, concise, logical reports, correspondence and proposals; Skill in interacting diplomatically with representatives from other academic units/institutions during joint projects; Ability to use standard office applications (Word, Excel, e-mail, web-page browsers), as well as office-specific applications (Counselor Desktop/OASIS); Skill in evaluating information and policies according to criteria established by the Director of Student Athlete Counseling and the NCAA; Working knowledge of a wide array of College and University regulations, as they relate to the proper counseling of students; Working knowledge of relevant NCAA eligibility and academic reform regulations, as they relate to the proper counseling of students; Bachelor's degree in a related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience; Demonstrated ability to adhere to and comply with NCAA, Pac-12 conference and University rules and regulations; Must be able to maintain a regular schedule and on-time attendance. Must be able to adjust work schedule which may require varying work hours to meet position's duties as needed; Masters degree in a related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience; Knowledge of or experience working with undergraduate student populations which could be obtained through exposure to a college or university setting.
Internal Number: 33373
About UCLA Intercollegiate Athletics
UCLA Athletics embraces the mantra of "Champions Made Here", not just on the competitive field but in the classroom and in the community. UCLA's broad-based nationally competitive intercollegiate athletics program for men and women was the first in the nation to win 100 NCAA Championships. UCLA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.