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Athletic Academic Advisor - Student Athlete Success Services-STA

Kennesaw State University
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Kennesaw, Georgia
Athletics and Coaching
Athletic Academic Advisor - Student Athlete Success Services-STA

Job ID: 246834
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
Find your wings at KSU!

Are you ready to join a higher education community leading in innovative teaching and learning?

Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country and one of the largest in the state of Georgia offering more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. Our university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties, entrepreneurial spirit, and Division I athletics draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe.

We are growing and searching for talented people to join our mission!

Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.

Job Summary
Provides academic advising services to cohort of student-athletes according to designated sport teams and are responsible for managing, counseling and monitoring these student-athletes from admission to graduation throughout their college career. Interviews and advises students regarding information, procedures and academic requirements of a specific program or major. Provides students with program information in the assigned college or program and provides academic and athletic eligibility guidance.

1. Assists students with degree and course selection to fulfill graduation requirements

2. Fosters student success through tutoring, retention, progression, and graduation initiatives

3. Documents interactions with students per established guidelines and assists in maintaining student advisement records

4. Meets weekly with academically at-risk students, and assists in implementing success strategies

5. Assesses needs for study hall and tutoring for assigned student groups and assesses utilization

6. Designs and teaches success skills to students as necessary on time management, organization skills, and strengthening study skills

7. Promotes and integrates the Flight Plan to assist student-athletes in seeking internships, and job experiences, to prepare for life after sports

8. Communicates continuously with coaches concerning academic progress and concerns of eligibility

9. Serves as liaison to campus faculty and communicates official team travel requirements and academic progress each semester

10. Participates in recruiting of student-athletes and is contact person for admission process

11. Responds to inquires or connects student-athletes to appropriate resource concerning athletic financial aid, housing, Registrar's office, Student Conduct office, Bursars office or other obstacles that student-athletes encounter

12. Serves as a member of the NCAA certification team, and reviews eligibility status of assigned student-athletes each semester

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in a related field

Required Experience
One (1) year related work experience advising student-athletes (or closely related profession)

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Educational Qualifications
Master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in Post-Secondary Education, Business, or related field preferred

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Able to interpret degree and/or program requirements and related university policies

Able to apply NCAA rules and regulations to the advising process

Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadline


Knowledge of NCAA policies and procedures of reporting Academic Progress Rate (APR) and be able to forecast potential implication of lost APR points

Must be familiar with NCAA bylaw 14 and be able to ensure students are following requirements for eligibility


Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills

Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e. Microsoft Office suite)

Strong attention to detail and follow up skills

Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette

Equal Employment Opportunity
Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin race religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007. Participant ID: 61415

Other Information
This is not a supervisory position.
This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
No, this position will not be required to drive.
This role is considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position may travel 1% - 24% of the time
This position does not require security clearance.

Background Check
  • Standard Enhanced + Education
Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.

All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials.

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