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University of Rhode Island

Academic Advisor/Learning Specialist for Student-Athletes

🇺🇸 Kingston, RI

🕑 Full-Time

💰 $54,401 - $82,162

💻 Academic Advising

🗓️ December 13th, 2022

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Position Information 
Posting Number  | SF01478
Job Title  | Academic Advisor/Learning Specialist for Student-Athletes
Position Number  | 108604
FTE  | 1.00
FLSA  | Exempt
Position Type  | Professional Staff
Union  | PSA/NEA - Professional Staff Assoc
Pay Grade Level  | 10
Pay Grade Range  | $54,401 - $82,162
Status  | Calendar Year, Full-time, Limited
 Department Information 
Department  | University College for Academic Success
Contact(s)  | Please note: Job applications must be submitted directly online only at: (

Contact Phone/Extension  |
Contact Email  |
Physical Demands  |
Campus Location  | Kingston
Grant Funded  | No
Extension Contingency Notes  | This is a full time calendar year position limited to July 1, 2023.

Job Description Summary  |

APPLICATION DEADLINE: This is an open until filled search.
First consideration will be given to applications received by December 26, 2022. Second consideration may be given to applications received by January 9 2023. Applications received subsequent to the second consideration date (January 9, 2023) may not receive full consideration.

Serve as Academic Advisor/Learning Specialist, advising student-athletes and working to ensure that their academic needs are met and that “at risk” students meet NCAA academic progress requirements. Work with student data management systems. Collaborate with other advisors/learning specialists, and with the Assistant Director, Associate Athletic Director, and the Assistant Dean of UCAS to maximize academic support services for student athletes.

Duties and Responsibilities  |

Conduct regular individual and group advising meetings with student-athletes and prepare reports to document their academic progress and NCAA continuing academic eligibility.

Coordinate services to proactively address the academic needs of student-athletes (i.e., learning disabilities identification/testing, tutoring, study skills, time management, etc.).

Maintain close communication with Associate Athletic Directors and coaches regarding academic progress of student-athletes.

Require student-athletes to meet with their academic major advisor at least once a semester for early registration purposes and for review of degree progress.

Communicate individual course requirements to each student, assist in short- and long-term planning for meeting those requirements, and prepare reports outlining each student’s progress.

Assist in coordinating student-athlete study hall including hiring, training, and scheduling of undergraduate student workers. Use software to manage and report student athlete study hall hours. Collaborate with the Academic Enhancement Center for shared software needs.

Maintain regular communications with faculty regarding individual student’s progress within the classroom and other non-academic issues and discuss appropriate intervention.

Collaborate with other athletic advisors to support student-athlete success and participate in department programming.

Collaborate with the Compliance staff in the monitoring of the NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR), to include tracking and projections, and the development and implementation of improvement plans.

Meet with prospective student-athletes during official and unofficial visits as needed.

Be available to work evenings and weekends.

Participate in Student-Athlete Affairs/Life Skills programming for all student-athletes, including personal development, career development, and leadership activities.

Design and coordinate campus and community outreach opportunities for student-athletes.

Share responsibility for annual revisions of the student-athlete handbook.

Maintain strict adherence to NCAA, Conference, and University policies and regulations.


Personal computers, printers; word processing, database and spreadsheet software.

Required Qualifications  | REQUIRED:

1. Master’s degree in education, student personnel, counseling, psychology, sports administration, or related field.

2. Minimum of two years of experience in higher education (including graduate assistantships).

3. Demonstrated knowledge of student data management systems.

4. Demonstrated ability to work with students who are academically "at risk”.

5. Willingness to work evenings and weekends as needed.

6. Demonstrated strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills.

7. Demonstrated proficiency with written communication skills.

8. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.

9. Appointment subject to NCAA violation report clearance.

Preferred Qualifications  | PREFERRED:

1. Demonstrated experience working with academic support programs for NCAA student-athletes.

2. Demonstrated experience working with NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) and Progress Towards Degree (PTD).

3. Demonstrated experience with PeopleSoft, TutorTrak, Brightspace, Teamworks, and Starfish.

4. Demonstrated experience identifying and coordinating testing and support services for students with learning disabilities.


Environmental Conditions  | This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.
Posting Date  | 12/12/2022
Closing Date  |
Special Instructions to Applicants  | Please attach the following 3 (PDF) documents to your online Employment Application:
(#1) Cover letter.
(#2) Resume.
(#3) “Other Document-References” – the names and contact information of three professional references (pdf).

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