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Academic Specialist, Athletics #497284

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Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number 20111404
Position Title Academic Specialist, Athletics #497284
Template Title
Position Type Staff
Position Number 497284
Department Athletic Academics Affairs

Position Summary Information

Job Summary/Basic Function

Assists the Associate Athletics Director with coordinating programs to ensure compliance with all University, Southland Conference and NCAA rules and regulations governing the intercollegiate athletics operations, with a primary focus on academics for student-athletes. Strict adherence to established NCAA, Southland Conference, Texas State University System and Lamar University rules and regulations. A violation of these rules and regulations can lead to disciplinary action including termination.

Examples of work performed:
1. Advises and assists student-athletes in selecting major course of study, selecting courses, changing majors, adding and dropping class, and developing effective study habits.

2. Monitors students’ degree plans; evaluates grade transcripts and maintains academic records; monitors class attendance and student progress

3. Monitors academic eligibility compliance with NCAA, Southland Conference, and Lamar University policies.

4. Maintains records on student-athletes.

5. Assists the Associate Athletics Director with data input and updating of academic information using the NCAA Compliance Assistant Software.

6. Assists the Associate Athletics Director with the review of transcripts and eligibility requirements for prospective student-athletes.

7. Compiles necessary documentation for academic eligibility each semester.

8. Recognizes and promotes the best interest of the student-athletes both academically and athletically – encouraging each to graduate.

9. Assists the Associate Athletics Director and Coaches in the process of recruiting prospective student-athletes.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelors degree required
1-2 years athletic academic advising experience with the sport of football preferred
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite required
Knowledge of NCAA rules required; Strict adherence to established NCAA, Southland Conference, Texas State University System and Lamar University rules and regulations. A violation of these rules and regulations can lead to disciplinary action including termination.

Reports Directly to the: Associate Athletics Director

EEO Statement

Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:
Masters degree preferred

Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas SB 805, Section 657.003.

Security Sensitive Statement

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Salary $31,224
Work Hours

Application Information

Posting Date 09/07/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you claiming Veteran's Preference in accordance with Texas Senate Bill 805, Section 657.003? FAILURE TO EMAIL THE FOLLOWING REQUIRED DOCUMENTS PER THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY IMPACT VETERAN'S PREFERENCE: To claim Veteran's Preference under the law you must be: (1) a veteran, including a veteran with a disability; (2) a surviving spouse of a veteran killed on active duty who has not remarried; or (3) an orphan of a veteran if the veteran was killed while on active duty. If claiming Veteran's Preference, you MUST immediately email to your specific supporting documentation at the time of application such as the DD Form 214 (member 4 copy), AND, if applicable, the Dept of Veteran's Affairs Verification of Disability Benefits Letter if claiming a service related disability, a DD Form 1300 to include qualifying Death, Birth, and Marriage Certificates if claiming surviving spouse/orphan. Your email MUST also include your name, position number, job title and the department for each position you are applying for. Documents received after a position closes will not be accepted.
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * What is the highest level of education that you have acheived?
    • Doctoral Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Associates Degree
    • Technical School Degree and/or Certificate
    • Some college credit(s) obtained
    • High School or GED
  3. * In what area(s) did you receive your degree(s).

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Interest
  2. Unofficial Transcript 1
  3. Unofficial Transcript 2
  4. Miscellaneous