Academic Advisor IV

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University of Central Florida
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Orlando, FL
recency icon Posted 09-10-2023

Job Description

Unleash YOUR Potential With UsAs a next-generation public research institute, we are an inclusive community of thinkers, doers, creators, innovators, healers, and leaders striving to shape the future and solve the world's most challenging problems. No matter what your role is, when you join Knight Nation, you'll play an integral role in pushing us forward to become among the most impactful universities in the country. You'll be met with opportunities to connect and collaborate with uniquely talented faculty, staff, and students across 13 colleges and multiple campuses and regional locations. That means greater challenges to tackle, more meaningful opportunities to grow, and rewarding experiences that go beyond a paycheck. We're seeking qualified, motivated individuals who will help UCF fulfill its mission in unleashing the potential of every individual, enriching the human experience through inclusion, discovery, and innovation; and propelling broad-based prosperity for the many communities we serve.The Opportunity:The Academic Advisor IV will help facilitate the transition for selected student-athletes into the university community and help them develop the academic skills necessary to progress and graduate. The Advisor will provide academic advising to student-athletes on assigned teams to include scheduling of classes, major selection, and required exams for enrollment/graduation to ensure students are making satisfactory progress towards their degree. This is an Administrative and Professional (A&P) position with the Division of Student Success and Well-Being (SSWB) and is supervised by the Director of Academic Services for Student-Athletes (ASSA).This is a reposted position. Previous applicants are still being considered and do not need to reapply.Responsibilities: LEARNING SPECIALISTThis position coordinates aspects of the learning assistance program and serve as the designated learning specialist for football, an assigned group of student-athletes and for those diagnosed with learning disabilities.This individual is responsible for providing academic support and services for the assigned group of individuals. These include but are not limited to intensive, essential learning strategies for at-risk student-athletes, skill development in critical academic areas and assessment of student's skills and abilities. This is provided by being proactive, intrusive and by using research and knowledge gained in the field to crate a sustained and individualized support system to enhance student success and help develop independent learners.This position is also responsible for academic needs assessment for student-athletes with a learning disability or learning deficiencies. In addition, providing referrals for further testing by a licensed Psychologist.ACADEMIC ADVISINGThe advisor provides academic advising to student-athletes on assigned teams to include scheduling of classes, major selection and required exams for enrollment/graduation to ensure students are making satisfactory progress towards their degree.The advisor monitors academic progress for continuing eligibility and graduation, coordinate travel letter distribution, produce academic grade reports, monitor study hall hours, and oversee mentoring of at-risk student-athletes.The advisor assists in the recruitment process, keep current with changes in NCAA and university policies, and maintains daily communication with students and coaches on assigned teams in regard to academic development.MENTORINGThe advisor provides academic mentoring to student-athletes in football.This includes monitoring the weekly task list for assigned students, tracking on assignment completion, coordinating accommodations as applicable, assist the advisors with faculty communication and be a liaison with Student Accessibility Services to ensure students have the necessary resources they may qualify for.In addition, the advisor uses learning strategies and skill development through the context of the student's coursework to enhance skill building.The advisor communicates regularly with the football academic staff on the progress of students under their supervision.ASSESSMENTThe advisor assists in the coordination of ASSA's classification system for new and returning students; planning and applying necessary resources to students based on their academic level and skill.Data analysis and research are necessary components of this position in conjunction with the other ASSA learning specialists.Determining placement in the summer bridge program is also required as well as determining which students will need to go on for further testing after summer bridge has been completed.INDIVIDUALIZED LEARNING PLANSThe advisor creates and develops individual learning plans for assigned student-athletes as well as coordinate the process for all learning specialists.In addition, creates a template for coaches and support staff as well as internal staff. Update plans at the end of every term.EDUCATION AND RESEARCHThe advisor collaborates with the campus Psychology Department and other ASSA learning specialists to create a standard curriculum for students with disabilities. This curriculum would be adaptable for all students but individualized for each student. This would be primary guide for meetings with students and to help develop and enhance skills during meeting with students.In addition, the advisor creates an educational curriculum for ASSA staff; presents in staff meetings and during trainings to graduate assistants and interns; presents strategies to staff to enhance their working knowledge of various learning disabilities, assistive technology, and ways to develop academic skills.MISCELLANEOUS DUTIESResponsible for the completion of monthly, semester and annual reports regarding the student-athlete population.Prepare data collection, evaluation, assessments, and analysis for continuous research regarding the effectiveness of the assessment process.Understand that rules compliances is a critical element of this position and adhere to NCAA, Conference, UCF and UCFAA rules, regulations and policies.Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor's degree and 4+ years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree and 2+ years.Preferred Qualifications:Prefer selected candidate to possess experience working with student-athletes in an academic support environment to include mentoring and advising.Familiarity with coordinating a study hall or a computer lab is preferred.Familiarity with NCAA progress rules, excellent communication and organizational skills, and the ability to work with a diverse population and with a dynamic staff in a fast-paced environment.Familiarity working with international student-athletes.Special Instructions to Applicants:This is an auxiliary funded position. Employment is subject to availability of funding and may cease at the time funding for this employment is depleted.Minimum requirements must be met at the time of application.This is a reposted position. Previous applicants are still being considered and do not need to reapply.Are Benefits Important to You?Working at UCF has its perks! In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers:Benefit packages, including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending, and Employee Assistance ProgramPaid time off, including annual and sick leave and paid holidaysRetirement savings optionsEmployee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando attractionsEducation assistanceFlexible work environmentAnd more benefits information, go to the UCF Employee Benefits page click here.Who Are We?Founded in 1963 to fuel the region's talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It's one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation's top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger, and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 220-degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete, online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.'s., certificates, and more.Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF's expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.#LI-ONSITEDepartmentStudent Success and Well-Being (SSWB) - Academic Services for Student AthletesWork ScheduleMonday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMType of AppointmentRegularExpected SalaryNegotiableJob Posting End Date09-15-2023-12-00-AMEqual Employment Opportunity Statement:As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.