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Academic Advisor (4545U)

Categories: Pacific Region 9


Athletic Study Center (ASC)


University of California, Berkeley

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Position Description
The Athletic Study Center (ASC) provides advising and tutorial services to approximately 800 student athletes in 30 sports at the University of California at Berkeley. This unit reports to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education.  The ASC employs 19 career employees and 60-80 part time employees (primarily tutors), and has an annual budget of about $1,000,000.  The Athletic Study Center supports student athletes in developing as independent, self-reliant and successful young adults by encouraging them to integrate, participate, and become vested members in the academic community. Academic Advisors at the ASC provide broad academic guidance in response to the specific and individual needs of student athletes at CAL. Students are assigned to advisors according to sport. Academic advisors assist students in:
 • Understanding, negotiating, and complying with college, university, and NCAA rules and requirements. 
• Selecting courses and majors according to individual interests and goals. 
• Realizing academic and intellectual goals while earning a Berkeley degree. 
• Resolving personal issues unique to student athletes. 
• Promoting the holistic development of student athletes. As students approach graduation, advisors continue to monitor the completion of requirements and support students as they plan for graduate school and career opportunities.

• Provides advice and assistance to student athletes on all aspects of their academic experience, including progression and requirement matters for the department/school/college. 
• Assists students in understanding, negotiating, and complying with college, university, and NCAA rules and requirements 
• Supports student athletes in developing as independent, self-reliant, and successful young adults by encouraging them to integrate, participate, and become vested members in the academic community. 
• Evaluates and advises students in petitions for exceptions to departmental/school/college and/or Graduate Division requirements. 
• Provides tailored academic advising and counseling to strategize with the student athlete about best ways to do well in class, balance study and practice, and maintain NCAA eligibility. 
• Identifies students with GPA or progress problems, advises students, and recommends appropriate courses of action by the department/school/college (e.g., academic probation, dismissal). 
• Determines barriers, distractions, and complications affecting a student's academic success, helps students recognize these key non-academic issues, and makes appropriate referrals for additional therapeutic counseling and/or assistance from other units. 
• Confirms that students have met requirements for degree completion when there are no clear precedents or articulations, such as interdisciplinary programs or when transfer work is involved.
 • Advise a caseload of “mandated” student athletes that are required to participate in the tutorial program.  Must monitor progress and design intervention strategies when necessary. 
• Developing, carrying out, and evaluating a variety of programs to enhance the retention and academic success of student athletes. 
• Works in collaboration with other departments in recruiting new student athletes, developing and implementing the Summer Bridge program, evaluating NCAA eligibility status, and other campus programming.Required Qualifications
• Thorough knowledge of advising and counseling techniques, knowledge of multiple majors, colleges, & schools. 
• Thorough knowledge of college/school policies, procedures, and requirements. 
• Thorough knowledge of student athlete issues at the University level 
• Skills in judgment and decision-making, problem solving. 
• Abilities in problem identification, reasoning, ability to develop original ideas to solve problems. 
• Ability to multi-task. 
• Demonstrated ability and experience in assessing the needs of student athletes and in designing special programs to assist their needs. 
• Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations, particularly those related to academic support and integrity. 

 Institution Information
Academic Advisor (4545U) #18780UC Berkeley - Main CampusThe University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world’s most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley’s culture of openness, freedom and acceptance—academic and artistic, political and cultural—make it a very special place for students, faculty and staff. Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Application Process
To Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying through click on ‘Job Listings’ followed by ‘External Applicants’, and then search for job number 18780.Additional Information: This position has been designated as sensitive and may require a Criminal Background Check. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background Check. Mandated Reporter - This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.Salary: $53,000 - $58,000 annually. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: Review Date: 10/28/2014

Additional Information
Equal Employment Opportunity The University of California 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. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please see: Environment As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Berkeley is a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information about our Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at: DisclosureThe Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act require that crime statistics and other safety information for colleges and universities receiving Title IV funds be made available to applicants upon request. University of California, Berkeley’s Annual Security Report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by the University, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You may obtain this information for the UC campus to which you are applying by accessing the website at A printed copy of the report may be obtained by writing to UCPD, Room 1, Sproul Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720.

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Required Qualifications
Education: • Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training

Preferred Qualifications
• Master's Degree in related field (preferred