Mississippi Valley State University

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May 26, 2015

Athletic Academic Counselor






Athletic Academic Counselor (1 position available)


Appointment Conditions:

Full Time (12 Months)



Commensurate with experience and qualifications


Position Available:



Job Description:


The Athletic Academic Counselor is a member of the Student –Athlete Academic Success Center (SAASC) staff that serves as the primary athletic academic counselor for several sports teams providing an integral link between academic and athletic compliance for student-athletes while at MVSU. The AAC provides consistent monitoring and modification of the academic needs of student athletes; must conduct weekly individual advising meetings with student-athletes and prepare written reports to document their academic progress and NCAA continuing academic eligibility; must assist with on-campus recruitment visits of student athletes by preliminarily assessing their admissions status for university and academic eligibility status by NCAA standards; the AAC will perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.


Qualifications Desired:

Qualified applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree in counseling or a related field with 3-5 years of academic advising experience in an intercollegiate athletic setting; In addition, candidates should possess professional experience working in a college level academic support office, teaching college level courses, or experience in training and supervision; should have previous experience overseeing undergraduate and graduate student workers and knowledge of student –athlete issues and the ability to assist students in navigating personal issues that may impact their student-athlete experience. The Academic Counselor must be committed to the academic success of MVSU student athletes and have superior interpersonal, verbal, oral and written communication skills.

Application Deadline:

Open until filled


Application Procedure:

Please send application, resume, official transcript and three letters of professional recommendation to:

Mississippi Valley State University

Department of Human Resources

14000 Highway 82 West, #7260

Itta Bena, MS 38941

 Mississippi Valley State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer