Job Positions

Academic Advisor- Athletics

Categories: Mid South Region 3




Western Carolina University

Date Posted:

Jul 16 2020 10:00PM

Close Date:

September 16 2020

Position Description

Athletic Academic Advisor


The Athletic Academic Advisor supports the development of the whole student through the delivery of the following duties and responsibilities:
Monitor academic eligibility and Progress Towards Degree of student-athletes
Serve as first enrollment advisor for all incoming student athletes -new freshmen, transfers, and re-entering
Serve on the Eligibility Certification Committee
Continue as support advisor through graduation for all student athletes
Provide developmental academic advising to student athletes
Provision of academic, eligibility, and personal advising for student-athletes
Provision of regular academic and athletic eligibility progress reports
Maintain up-to-date understanding of Western Carolina University, NCAA and Southern Conference rules and regulations
Provision of academic and eligibility information to prospective student-athletes and their parents Identification of at-risk students, participation in development of support programs for them, and awareness of campus resources and services to make appropriate referrals
Serve as liaison to Athletics and attend Athletic Department meetings
Collaborate with Career Services staff to provide general career counseling
Represent the Advising Center at recruitment functions
Teach academic success and first-year experience courses as assigned
Provide advising information and support for the University community
Present advisor educational workshops for faculty and staff
Assist with the development, revision, and updating processes of Advising Center forms and publications
Maintain appropriate advising records and documentation
Submit monthly reports of activity Participate in the assessment and evaluation of academic advising and advising programs for student athletes
Participate in ongoing professional development and encourage the growth of colleagues
Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned in support of the needs of students and the Advising Center

Application Process

Hard-copy application materials will not be considered. Please submit a cover letter indicating interest in position, a current resume and a list of three references – include complete contact information with phone numbers. Review of all applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled.

Institution Information

Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at University Safety The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 114 Scott, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7234) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.

Additional Information


Contact Information

Travis Bulluck, Advising Center at 828-227-7753


Required Qualifications

A Master’s Degree in Higher Education, College Student Personnel, or related field is required.
Experience working with NCAA compliance and eligibility certification
Understanding of Progress Towards Degree (PTD) and transfer eligibility.
Experience in academic advising and/or related student services program.
Strong communication skills, written and oral, are essential.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional requirements for this position include excellent communication and presentation skills, and a courteous and professional attitude in stressful situations.
It must work as part of a team in support of activities that promote the university and the community and be strongly committed to continuing education in both the areas of professional knowledge and practical skill application.
Must have experience in monitoring student-athlete progress toward degree with regards to university requirements and NCAA academic eligibility requirements and working knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations. The incumbent in this position must have the ability to articulate complex requirements, policies and regulations; implement activities and programs to ensure academic success of student-athletes; have knowledge of basic computer software applications and applications to regularly monitor student-athletes’ academic progress; work a flexible schedule, including some evening and weekend hours and relate effectively with students, coaches, staff and faculty from diverse ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.