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Athletics Academic Counselor

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 111572
Title: Counselor
Functional Title: Athletics Academic Counselor
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: PRES-ICA-Support Services
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Academic Counselor in the Academic Support and Career Development Unit (ASCDU) is responsible for assisting student-athletes in meeting their academic objectives culminating in the realization of a university degree. The individual will serve as the primary contact and athletic academic counselor responsible for overseeing the implementation of academic plans while monitoring the academic progress of student-athletes in the football program. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to: participating in the recruitment, orientation, pre-registration, and enrollment of student-athletes; acting as a liaison to faculty, administrators, and coaches regarding student-athlete academic matters; tracking and monitoring academic progress; assisting in the management of the objective based study hall program; and performing other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Counseling, Student Personnel, Education or related field. At least 1-2 years of experience in post-secondary educational institutions.

Strong verbal and written communication skills are required.

Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).

Must be available and willing to work evenings and weekends as assigned.


At least 1-2 years of experience in post-secondary athletic academic services preferred.

Experience working with various components of the GradesFirst software preferred.

Working knowledge of NCAA continuing eligibility rules and regulations preferred.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:
Posting Date: 09/08/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 09/14/2017
Physical Demands

The scope of the position requires occasional weekend and evening work (Non-standard work hours) as well as some travel. While performing the essential functions of the job, the employee operates a computer and other office devices such telephones, copy machines, fax machines, etc; Constantly moves about the facility and campus; constantly communicates via telephone, email and in-person with others to exchange accurate information.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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