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POST DATE 8/23/2016
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Stanford University Stanford, CA

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Stanford University

Academic Advisor for Student Athletes

Job Number: 72150

The Academic Advisor for Student-Athletes holds a professional academic advising position in Undergraduate Advising and Research (UAR) within the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE). The Academic Advisor for Student-Athletes works closely with coaching staffs, athletic department administrators, faculty, academic advisors, and other campus offices, departments, and staff who are involved with the academic lives of undergraduate student-athletes to ensure that student-athletes are presented with a broad base of opportunities with which to optimize their experience at Stanford. The Academic Advisor for Student-Athletes implements and interprets university and department policies, and identifies and resolves complex issues using advanced knowledge requiring independent judgement.

II. Core Duties:

Provide direct advice to cohort of student-athletes on a range of issues including academic progress and policies, in order to assist them in making appropriate choices and decisions.

Resolve multi-dimensional matters in response to student-athletes in crisis, at risk, or who have other program issues, counsel student-athletes and parents on sensitive and confidential issues.

Reconcile complex issues related to student-athletes; analyze diverse transactions from multiple sources, review decisions recommended by other staff; summarize student-athlete data from multiple sources.

Collaborate with colleagues within UAR, University Registrar, Faculty Athletics Representative, Athletics Department, faculty, and department liaisons to provide guidance and counsel to student-athletes, to ensure continued eligibility; to help resolve program issues and concerns, interpret policies, and mediate complex and sensitive issues related to student-athletes.

Serve as NCAA academic eligibility expert to undergraduate departments, varsity coaches, and student-athletes; participate in quarterly and annual review of student-athlete transcripts to assess eligibility.

Administer a specialized program for student-athletes, evaluate and recommend decisions on program eligibility; may oversee, analyze and assist in financial processes and development of budgets.

Apprise student-athletes of research, fellowship and scholarship opportunities and participate in related student recruitment and selection.

Lead, create and contribute to development of business practices for the Athletic Academic Resource Center (AARC) and organizational change to improve AARC processes and workflow.

Identify and evaluate data needs for student-athletes, manage the implementation and development of relevant technology.

Develop and Implement plans for student-athlete outreach efforts, develop and maintain external community and university liaisons to coordinate and centralize services for student-athletes, and represent department and university at meetings and events such as athletic recruit meetings.

Education & Experience Required:

Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.

Advanced degree

3-5 years of experience in academic advising and coordinating academic programs in a highly selective college or university

Participation as a Division I student-athlete, and/or experience working with Division I student-athletes

Knowledge & Skills:

Strong communication skills to clearly and effectively communicate information to student-athletes, internal and external audiences, and management.

Advanced analysis and problem solving skills, including experience with NCAA compliance rules and regulations

Advanced computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite.

Advanced customer service skills.

Relevant computer systems/technology experience.

Understanding of financial transactions.

Ability to ensure and apply compliance with legal, financial, and university policies and external regulations.

IV. About the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) and UAR and the AARC
The mission of the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) is to partner with Stanford faculty, staff, and students to produce and educate knowledgeable, engaged citizens and creative, confident leaders for our future world.

UAR is dedicated to introducing students to the full intellectual richness of undergraduate study at Stanford, supporting a diverse student population in their academic and intellectual pursuits, and instilling students with a deep sense of identity and community at Stanford.

Academic advisors for student-athletes are housed in the Athletic Academic Resource Center (AARC) and are the primary undergraduate advising contact for varsity student-athletes. AARC advisors are full-time, professional staff within UAR who partner closely with colleagues across campus to provide a comprehensive network of support that promotes a student's academic success and furthers his or her intellectual goals.

V. About Stanford University

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

Supporting that mission is a staff of more than 10,000, which is rooted in a culture of excellence and values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives. An award winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers.
VI. Physical Requirements

Frequently sit, perform desk-based computer tasks.

Occasionally stand, walk, twist, use fine manipulation, grasp, use a telephone, write by hand, sort and file paperwork, lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
VII. How to Apply

If you're ready to work for an organization that nurtures diversity, respect, professional development and a comfortable work-life fit, we invite you to explore this opportunity and apply online:

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VIII. Affirmative Action Statement:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We are not able to provide relocation or sponsorship for this position. Thank you for your interest!

Job: Student Services

Location: Vice Provost for Undergrad Education

Schedule: Full-time

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Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.