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University of California | Riverside, CA
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Athletics Academic Counselor and Life Skills Coordinator

Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary 201712063984 Full Time 8AM - 5PM Commensurate with Experience

Position Information

The Athletics Academic Counselor/Life Skills Coordinator is responsible for conducting an academic support program for student-athletes in designated sports while promoting an environment of academic excellence and fostering student success and retention. This individual will monitor and enhance the opportunity for progress towards degree, graduation, and continuing eligibility in accordance with UCR, Big West Conference, and NCAA regulations. In addition, this person will be the primary advisor for our Student Athlete Advisory Committee and will serve on the Student Athlete Life Skills Committee. Priority consideration given to those who apply within two weeks of posting date.


Education Requirements Degree Requirement Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required Master's degree. Preferred


Experience Requirement Minimum of 2 years of related experience. Required

Minimum Requirements

Demonstrated ability to responsibly handle confidential information.

Strong commitment to working with under-represented student populations and the ability to work successfully with students of diverse backgrounds.

Knowledge of the methodologies used to enhance student achievement.

Exceptional interpersonal and human relations skills.

Strong written and verbal communication skills with faculty, staff, administrators, coaches and student-athletes. Skill in independently composing letters, memos, reports and other written communication materials using correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, composition, text editing and proofreading skills.

Knowledge of University, college, and major requirements, policies and procedures, including policies on handling student records and confidential documents.

Demonstrated skill assessing academic difficulties, developing appropriate remedies, and evaluating and assessing effectiveness of student support intervention.

Good organizational and customer service skills with the ability to efficiently and effectively handle multiple work priorities.

Articulation skills to listen and advise/counsel diverse personalities using sound and mature judgment.

Demonstrated interest and effectiveness in working with students including the ability to relate to students using varied communication techniques and problem-solving skills.

Knowledge of personal growth and development areas, including critical thinking, effective communication, self-appraisal, self-esteem, clarification of values, appropriate career choices, and leadership.

Knowledge of trends and issues facing low-income and first-generation college, underrepresented, disadvantaged, physically challenged, and under prepared students in higher education.

Demonstrated computer proficiency using Microsoft Office applications, or other equivalent software, the Internet, email messaging, and web-based software applications.

Knowledge and experience in analyzing problems and identifying solutions for problem-solving; skills and experience in developing and administering programs.

Ability to operate within an atmosphere of compliance, integrity, and within the scope and intent of NCAA, conference, and University regulations. Compliance-related activities and paperwork must be accomplished and/or submitted in a complete and timely manner.

Knowledge of federal, state, and local requirements to provide for access, health, confidentiality, and safety; legal and ethical issues governing the delivery of counseling services.

Preferred Qualifications

Familiarity with research methodologies and research designs.

Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations, especially in regards to Academic Progress Program (APP) and the Academic Progress Rate (APR).

Knowledge of the theories and practice of counseling, learning, human and career development.

Knowledge of the University of California degree system and the ability to read and decipher academic degree audits.

Additional Information

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities'air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

* Washington Monthly (August 2016) ranked UC Riverside 12th in the nation in its annual University and College Survey.
* Education Trust placed UC Riverside 9th in the nation for closing the graduation gap between black and white students by 1.7 percentage points.
* In QS World University Rankings 2016/2017, UC Riverside's Department of Philosophy is #1 in the world for the frequency with which published papers are cited by other philosophers.
* U.S. News and World Report Survey (September 2016) ranked UC Riverside 118th overall; earns "Great Schools, Great Prices."
* Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2016) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 to 200 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."
* U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools (2016) including:
* Graduate School of Education - 62nd among ranked schools
* Bourns College of Engineering - 71st among ranked schools

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview

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