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Football Academic Coordinator - University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)

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The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is accepting applications for the position of Football Academic Coordinator. This is a career, full-time position with a targeted salary range of $54,000 – $60,000/year with full health benefits and membership in the UC Retirement Plan. Academic & Student Services supports the unique needs of each student-athlete by providing strategic services and programming in the areas of academic support, academic counseling, student-athlete development, and student services. Our student-centered approach empowers student-athletes to maximize their educational experience as they pursue their academic and personal goals. It is our mission to graduate self-sufficient learners who are able to successfully embark on life after college. Academic & Student Services (AS2) is jointly administered through the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Division of Undergraduate Education, providing support to more than 650 student-athletes in 25 sports throughout the academic year and summer sessions. Football Academic Coordinator contributes to the mission of AS2 through the development, administration and evaluation of year-round academic and student services supporting football student-athletes. This program emphasizes early identification of learning goals and needs, student-athlete engagement and accountability, and ongoing evaluation and enhancement of support plans and services. The Football Academic Coordinator serves as a liaison to department and campus partners for a range of services pertaining to academic and personal student-athlete development. In this capacity, the Football Academic Coordinator designs student-athletes’ quarterly academic support plans, including AS2 learning specialist assignments, academic mentor assignments and peer learning (tutoring) requests. In addition, the Football Academic Coordinator, under the guidance of the Director of Student-Athlete Counseling and Peer Learning, assists student-athletes with quarterly program planning (course selection) to promote timely graduation. In conjunction with the Associate Director of Academic & Student Services, the Football Academic Coordinator monitors NCAA continuing academic eligibility for all football student-athletes.  This includes crosschecking initial and final schedule audits, completing progress-toward-degree evaluations, and monitoring the teams’ NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) and NCAA Graduation Success Rate (GSR). Finally, the Football Academic Coordinator will fulfill several administrative roles, including serving as the liaison between the academic and football staff, serving as the lead AS2 representative in the recruitment of prospective football student-athletes and contributing to unit-wide traditional programming including Bruin Bridge (summer bridge) programming, class rank meetings and orientation sessions, Scholar-Athlete Banquet, and Student-Athlete Graduation Celebration.

All applicants should demonstrate the following abilities and requirements: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience required; Minimum of two years of experience in an academic support program for student-athletes; Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment and handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion and according to FERPA and HIPAA guidelines; Knowledge, both theoretical and practical, of current advising theory, methods, and strategies for supporting students with learning, attention-focus, motivational and/or emotional needs and goals; Skill in leadership as demonstrated by exercising mature judgment, initiative, communication and teamwork in implementing departmental and university policies and procedures; Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with UCLA campus partners, administrators, staff, coaches, student-athletes and the broader UCLA community; Skill in interacting and communicating diplomatically with persons of diverse social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds.  Ability to promote inclusion within a large and culturally diverse staff and student body; Ability to interact diplomatically with individuals of various social, cultural, economic; Skill in prioritizing tasks and completing work in a timely manner when there are changes in workload, changes in priorities, pressures of deadlines and competing priorities; Outstanding communication skills both oral and written, including skill in writing memos/reports and using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation; Ability to evaluate service delivery systems and to develop new systems, guidelines, and procedures to increase the program’s effectiveness and efficiency; Outstanding communication skills both oral and written, including skill in writing memos/reports and using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation; Ability to analyze and evaluate student data and academic records; Working knowledge of NCAA policies, rules and regulations, specifically NCAA academic eligibility requirements, NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) and NCAA Graduation Success Rate (GSR); Knowledge of and ability to comply with PAC-12, University, and Departmental rules and regulations; Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule including evening hours and weekend assignments due to special events/programming and the recruitment of prospective football student-athletes; Proficiency of computer programs including Windows-based programs such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and Outlook.

Preferred Qualifications Include: Master’s Degree or equivalent work experience preferred; Three years of experience in an academic support program for student-athletes; Knowledge of NCAA policies, rules and regulations, specifically NCAA academic eligibility requirements, NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) and NCAA Graduation Success Rate (GSR); Knowledge of UCLA’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, UCLA College of Letters & Science, and Pac-12 Conference policies, rules and regulations; Experience in directing and supervising the duties of paraprofessional staff; Skill in delegating and defining tasks and responsibilities and clarifying priorities.

Expressions of interest must be received by 08/27/2017.  All applicants must submit their cover letter, resume, references, and salary history via the following website link:

Using the link, Search by requisition # 26456

UCLA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


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