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Academic Advisor for Student-Athletes

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10


Academic Advisement


Dixie State University

Date Posted:

Apr 23 2021 2:16PM

Close Date:

May 12 2021

Position Description

Advise student-athletes on eligibility and general education course requirements and help track student-athlete’s progression through matriculation. Assist students in selecting a major and coordinating with the academic advisors associated within the student-athlete’s college. This position will be supervised by the Director of First Year Advisement and will interface closely with the NCAA Eligibility Coordinator within Advisement and the Athletics Office. This position is fully funded for two years; contingent upon funding thereafter.


Advise student-athletes on NCAA eligibility and general education course requirements.
Work with Athletics and the Academic Advisement Center to assist student-athletes with applications for graduation, process financial aid audits, conduct and prepare degree audit contracts in preparation for graduation.
Track and work with student-athletes as they progress through matriculation; advise student-athletes on post-graduate educational options.
Maintain regular office hours and attend faculty and advisement meetings.
Represent advisement in DSU promotional and freshman events, including freshman orientation and presentations in local high schools.
Refer students to other agencies for assistance, such as Financial Aid, Disability Resource Center, TRiO Program, Health & Wellness Center, Community Outreach programs, etc.
Participate in retention initiatives under direction of Academic Advisement.
Attend professional development opportunities for advisement and serve on various university committees. Assist with the commencement and convocation programs.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Application Process

Application review begins May 13, 2021. Submit cover letter, resume, and contact information (including email) for three professional references electronically. If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office at (435) 652-7520.

Institution Information

Dixie State University (DSU) is an open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic institution committed to exceptional student learning and success. DSU has adopted an instructional approach of "active learning. active life" and a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We seek faculty and staff committed to creating a student-centered active, applied and career-oriented learning environment that is student-centered. Established in 1911 as a community college and in 2013 as a state university, DSU is located in picturesque southwestern Utah with its red rocks, desert climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually, and featuring easy access to world-class outdoor recreational opportunities. The nearest metropolitan area is Las Vegas, NV (120 miles), with amenities such as an international airport and professional sporting teams.

Additional Information

position housed in academics not student affairs.

Contact Information

Phone: 435-652-7520
Fax: 435-656-4001
Office: North Burns 140-154
225 S. University Avenue
St. George, UT 84770


Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a related field required; Two years of advising or related experience required; Proficient computer skills; willingness to learn new systems. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work well with faculty, staff, and students. Strong writing and oral communication skills. Ability to exercise critical human relations skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relations with university stakeholders. Familiarity with college admissions guidelines, standards, and procedures, and higher education admissions counseling in general. Familiarity with DSU general education program requirements preferred. Background must show ability to positively relate to multi-cultural students, first generation students, non-traditional students, and students in transition.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree preferred. higher education advisement experience at an NCAA institution preferred.