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Lamar University
  • Position Number: 2292430
  • Location: Beaumont, TX
  • Position Type: Athletics/Coaching

Academic Specialist, Athletics 497284

Position Type: Staff

Position Number: 20112134

Department: Athletic Academics

Job Summary/Basic Function:
Assists the Associate Athletics Director with coordinating programs to ensure compliance with all University, Western Athletic Conference and NCAA rules and regulations governing the intercollegiate athletics operation, with a primary focus on academics for student-athletes.

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 transcripts and maintains academic records; monitors class attendance and student progress

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

4. Maintains records on student-athletes.

5. Assists the Associate Athletics Director with updating academic information in 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.

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 preferred
* Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite required

Strict adherence to established NCAA, Western Athletic 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

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Masters degree preferred
  • Working knowledge of Banner, NCAA Compliance Assistant and Navigate preferred
  • Working knowledge of NCAA rules preferred

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: $35,680

Work Hours:

Posting Date: 06/03/2021

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:

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Lamar University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Lamar University not to discriminate on the basis of non-relevant criteria including, but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities, admissions or employment practices.

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