Athletic Academic Advisor, Student Athlete Services
Company: James Madison University
Posted on: June 25, 2022
Athletic Academic Advisor, Student Athlete Services
Administrative and Professional Faculty
300030 - Student Athlete Services
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About James Madison University
We are a community committed to preparing students to be educated
and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful
To be the national model for the engaged university: engaged with
ideas and the world.
Who We Are
Located in the heart of Virginia's beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the
city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington,
D.C. and Richmond, VA. With a population of just over 53,000,
Harrisonburg is one of the most diverse communities in the
Commonwealth of Virginia. JMU is a selective, public institution
with a growing national reputation for offering experiences that
lead to an outstanding education and inclusive environment for
students, faculty and staff. The student body includes
approximately 20,000 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students,
with over 1,000 full-time instructional faculty.
JMU offers thriving programs in the liberal arts, science and
technology, and professional disciplines at the undergraduate,
master's and doctoral levels. The university is committed to
expanding diversity, fostering equity and inclusion, and supporting
superlative teaching and scholarship. JMU has achieved national
recognition for the high quality of its academic programs, focus on
maintaining strong student/faculty interaction, and innovative
James Madison University is currently accepting applications for an
Athletic Academic Advisor for Student Athlete Services (SAS). The
Athletic Academic Advisor will assist the Associate Athletic
Director for Student-Athlete Services in the organization,
coordination and implementation of academic support services for
student-athletes with the focus of working with student-athletes of
several teams as assigned. Components of these services include
academic advising as part of the official university advising
system, summer orientation, weekly monitoring meetings on academic
status of student-athletes, all sport study halls, traveling with
the team, travel letters, summer school, progress reports to
faculty members, recruiting, tutorial support and academic awards
and recognition programs.
Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Monitoring academic progress of assigned
- Under the supervision of SAS staff, making necessary and
appropriate referrals to campus support resources.
- Providing timely and accurate reports on the academic status of
assigned student-athletes to Associate Athletic Director for
Student-Athlete Services, coaches and selected
- Assisting probation and suspension of student-athletes with
academic recovery plans.
- Monitoring study hall including during travel for away
competition.-Assist coaching staff with visits from prospective
- Coordinating travel letters for student-athletes who miss class
due to athletic travel.
- Assisting with declaration of major/minor process.
- Coordinating academic progress report distribution to
- Referring student-athletes for diagnostic testing to Associate
Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Services as needed.
- Under the guidance of SAS staff, monitoring progress toward
graduation and continuing academic eligibility for all
student-athletes in assigned sports.
- Maintaining current and accurate knowledge of JMU degree
progress reports, majors, minors and pre-professional programs to
determine how these elements impact continuing academic eligibility
for athletic participation.
- Assisting student-athletes with any university process which
affects continuing academic eligibility such as major and minor
declaration, permission to transfer classes, evaluation of transfer
- Assisting with research, submission and validation of data
required for the NCAA, APR and GSR mandated academic reports as
directed by SAS staff.
- Ensuring compliance with all applicable institutional,
conference and NCAA rules and regulations.
- Maintaining confidentiality mandates and guidelines which
govern the establishment and maintenance of the protection of
student records. Failure to do so will result in immediate
termination from position.
- Performing other duties as assigned by Associate Athletic
Director for Student-Athlete Services to include specific
assignments as needed.
- Bachelors degree.
- Five years of experience working with college-age population,
working with NCAA Division I Athletics and knowledge of Conference
and NCAA rules.
- Experience working with diverse populations and in a fast-paced
- Must possess outstanding communication skills, both oral and
- Must be able to work collaboratively and effectively with other
staff, student-athletes, coaches and administrators and be able to
work in time sensitive and pressured environments.
- Must be able to work nights and weekends.
- Must work in compliance with university, federal and NCAA
guidelines on confidentiality and protection of student
- Master's degree in education, counseling or a related
Conditions of Employment
Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a
criminal background check.
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to complete an I-9 form and present documentation of their identity
and eligibility to work in the United States. James Madison
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We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students,
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qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education
in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in
candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing
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