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Departmental Assistant - Assistant Academic Counselor

Apply now Job no: 514348
Work type: Hourly
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Athletics
Union: Non-Benefited
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 Academic Success Intern will be supervised by the Senior Assistant Director of Academic Success with the primary responsibility of meeting with his/her assigned caseload of student-athletes to develop and improve academic related skills and contribute to the development and maintenance of objective based study hall plans. 


Essential Functions

  • Assisting student-athletes in setting and tracking manageable weekly objectives.
  • Monitoring and documenting weekly progress of his/her assigned caseload.
  • Collaborating with other Academic Success staff (Director of Academic Success, Tutor Coordinator, Academic Counselors, Tutors) in strategy and management of student-athlete academic support and objective based study hall plans.
  • Serve as secondary academic counselor to multiple teams.
  • Complete end of term assessments regarding academic progress of students in objective based study hall.
  • Assist with class attendance tracking on-campus.
  • Support Student-Athlete Development with career, DEI, life skills, and academic programming. 


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

  • Completion of a bachelor's degree prior to start date of appointment.


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

  • Proficient in all facets of Microsoft Office.
  • Previous work with academically at-risk populations.
  • Interest in working in the fields of athletic academic support, higher education, and/or collegiate athletics.
  • Previous experience within the field of education (i.e. academic advising, tutoring, teaching) and/or collegiate athletics.
  • Experience in collegiate athletics academic support, higher education, teaching, or a related field.
  • Familiarity with NCAA rules and regulations.


Physical Demands/Working Conditions

Typical office environment activity.


Additional Details

  • Position is temporary and non-benefited. 
  • Dates of employment will be 7/11/22-5/20/23. 


Work Schedule

  • 35-40 hours per week.
  • Flexible hours including some nights and weekends depending on the demands of the position.


Salary Information



Special Instructions to Applicants

Please apply online with your resume, cover letter, and contact information for 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.

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