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University of Massachusetts Amherst Departmental Assistant - Assistant Academic Counselor (Post Grad Internship) in Amherst, Massachusetts

Departmental Assistant - Assistant Academic Counselor (Post Grad Internship)

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Work type: Hourly

Location: UMass Amherst



Categories: Athletics, Temporary Non-Benefited

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

Job Summary

The Assistant Academic Counselor will be supervised by an Associate Director of Academic Success with the primary responsibility of meeting with an assigned caseload of student-athletes to develop and improve academic skills and contribute to the development and maintenance of objective-based study hall plans. Additional duties related to the role include, but are not limited to:

Essential Functions

  • Assist student-athletes in setting and tracking manageable weekly objectives

  • Monitor and document weekly progress and NCAA eligibility

  • Collaborate with other Academic Success staff in strategy and management of student-athlete academic support and objective-based study hall plans

  • Serve as secondary academic counselor to two Olympic Sport teams and assigned Football and Men’s Basketball student-athletes

  • Create and communicate weekly reports to assigned coaching staff including but not limited to progress reports, grade reports, and appointment reports

  • Assist with semester registration advising for assigned student-athletes

  • Provide support with Student-Athlete Development special projects and programming

  • Participate in athletic certification and APR meetings with representatives from the registrar’s and compliance offices

  • Adhere to NCAA, University, and educational regulations.

    Other Functions

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree prior to the start date of appointment

  • Ability to work 35-40 hours per week and willing to work flexible hours, including some nights and weekends

  • Interest in working in the field of collegiate athletics academic support

  • Previous experience within the field of education (i.e. academic advising, tutoring, teaching) and/or collegiate athletics

  • Understanding of issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and attention to detail

    Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Master’s degree

  • Proficient in all facets of Microsoft Office

  • Previous work with academically at-risk populations

  • Experience in collegiate athletics academic support, higher education, teaching, or a related field

  • Familiarity with NCAA rules and regulations

  • Experience working with a variety of technology platforms, preferably Teamworks

    Physical Demands/Working Conditions

Typical office environment activity.

Work Schedule

M-F 9am – 5pm.

Salary Information


Special Instructions to Applicants

In addition to the application, please submit a resume, cover letter, and three (3) professional references.

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

Advertised: May 15 2023 Eastern Daylight Time

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