Job Summary: JOB SUMMARY: Advise new and continuing student athletes on curriculum requirements, academic achievement, course scheduling, and university policies and procedures. Implement retention-based initiatives for high risk students and/or specific cohorts.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide information and assistance to students concerning academic programs, curricula, academic requirements and related policies and procedures.
Advise students in the selection of an academic program and related course selection.
Assist in monitoring students' academic progress.
Maintain student records pertaining to academic advisement services.
Participate in programs and services for new students (e.g., orientation programs).
Establish and maintain regular contact with targeted high risk students.
Assist targeted high risk student populations to monitor their academic progress.
Provide appropriate assistance and intervention support services for targeted student populations.
Direct students toward appropriate support services and help centers.
Coordinate retention programming for specific student cohorts.
Coordinate academic progress reports for at-risk student-athletes with professors.
Monitor and approve drop-add activity for all assigned student-athletes.
Assist the Associate Athletics Director for Compliance and Academic Services to track academic progress towards general studies completion, graduation and NCAA continuing eligibility requirements for all student-athletes.
Other duties as assigned to impact student success and retention initiatives.
Minimum Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
One year of relevant, related work experience.
RELATED QUALIFICATIONS: Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to effectively and efficiently use word-processing and excel data-base software.
Ability to work independently and under occasional pressure.
Ability to work a flexible and varying schedule.
Ability to work with diverse student populations.
Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without accommodation.
Working knowledge of NCAA continuing eligibility requirements.
About SVSU: Saginaw Valley State University is a comprehensive university with more than 90 programs of study for its nearly 9,000 students. Located on a suburban campus in Michigan's Great Lakes Bay Region, SVSU is committed to a supportive and empowering environment for students, faculty and staff. The Chronicle of Higher Education recognized SVSU as a "Great College to Work For" in 2016 and 2017.
SVSU emphasizes undergraduate teaching and learning, and community-based research. In 2015, SVSU received the Community Engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, a distinction achieved by only 7 percent of U.S. colleges and universities. By their senior year, 84 percent of students have engaged with community employers and agencies in internships, field placements or some other component of their academic preparation.
SVSU is establishing itself as a leader in STEM education for the Great Lakes Bay Region, partnering with businesses, foundations and school districts to improve students' performance in math and science at the middle school, high school and university levels.
More than 70 percent of SVSU freshmen live on campus in student housing. SVSU fields 17 varsity sports at the NCAA Division II level. The average class size is 23 students. For more information, please visit our website, http://www.svsu.edu.
The University creates opportunities for individuals to achieve intellectual and personal development through academic, professional, and cultural programs. By fostering an environment of inquiry and openness that respects the diversity of all whom it serves, the University prepares graduates whose leadership and expertise contribute to the advancement of a pluralistic society. The University serves as a cultural and intellectual center dedicated to the pursuit and propagation of knowledge.