The Student Success Advisor will support the academic needs of student-athletes in assigned sports and assist in the day-to-day operation of Student-Athlete Academic Services (SAAS). Sports will be assigned upon hiring.
The Student Success Advisor assists student-athletes with academic progress in areas including academic study skills and learning strategies; educates student-athletes on NCAA, conference, and institutional eligibility requirements; and, in conjunction with campus advisors, guides student-athletes on course and major selection and career planning. The Academic Coordinator meets with student-athletes on a regular basis to monitor academic progress and review eligibility status. Additionally, the Academic Coordinator will provide detailed reports and updates to coaches, compile semester grade/eligibility reports, and assist with the preparation of each assigned team’s Academic Progress Rate (APR) and Graduation Success Rate (GSR). The Academic Coordinator participates in recruiting activities, orientation, and SAAS events.
This position reports to the Director for Student-Athlete Academic Services.
Experience in academic advising of students or related student services field
Strong oral and written communication skills
Demonstrated effectiveness working collaboratively with colleagues and coaches
Master’s degree in appropriate discipline
Working knowledge of NCAA eligibility rules and regulations
Experience in academic support services of student-athletes
Experience with Academic Progress Rate and Graduation Success Rate process and submission
Internal Number: 2019-1694
About Utah State University
Since its founding in 1888, Utah State University has evolved from a small, agricultural college to one that is nationally and internationally recognized for its intellectual and technological leadership in land, water, space and life enhancement. As Utah’s land-grant and space-grant institution, the university has 850 faculty who provide education for more than 23,000 undergraduate and graduate students, including 10,000 in its continuing education sites located throughout the state of Utah.
Located in the city of Logan in northern Utah’s Cache Valley, Utah State is 80 miles northeast of Salt Lake City. The surrounding area, including ski resorts, lakes, rivers and mountains, makes Utah State one of the finest recreational environments in the nation. Beyond Logan Canyon and just another four hours north is Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park.
The mission of Utah State University is to be one of the nation’s premier student-centered land-grant and space-grant universities by fostering the principle that academics come first, by cultivating diversity of thought and culture, and by serving the public through learning, discovery and engagement.