Job Description

Student Eligibility Specialist

Requisition IDreq10990
Working TitleStudent Eligibility Specialist
Position Grade12
Position Summary

UNM Athletics Academic Advising is seeking a Student Success Specialist to coordinate and advise specific sports which may include football, baseball, women’s soccer, and women’s swimming and diving. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience and knowledge of NCAA rules and standards in regard to student eligibility and graduation.

Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Providing a variety of student support services such as, career advisement, tutoring, accessibility services, assessment/testing, at-risk student services, crisis management, and co-curricular education programs
  • Collaborating with Academic Advisors to provide academic guidance
  • Implementing programs and initiatives with defined recruitment, retention, and graduation outcomes
  • Assisting student athletes in understanding meeting eligibility guidelines based on NCAA, Mountain West Conference, and UNM requirements

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree; at least 2 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in Counseling, Education, Sports Management or a related field
  • Demonstrated experience with:
    • Advising collegiate student-athletes
    • Knowledge of NCAA eligibility rules
    • Coordinating and overseeing programming aimed to support incoming students of various levels of academic ability
    • Working individually with at-risk students (including those with learning disabilities)
    • Employing a wide variety of methods designed to meet individual learning preferences
    • Supporting high-achieving students with academic needs as well as career focused pursuits
    • Taking initiative, self-motivation and professionalism
    • Thriving in a collaborative team environment
    • Coordinating workshops and/or events pertaining to student-athletes holistic development
Additional Requirements
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentAthletics Academic Advising (925F3)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeRegular - Full-Time
Term End Date
PayMonthly: $2,986.30 - $4,478.93
Benefits EligibleThis is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check RequiredNo
For Best Consideration Date10/18/2019
Application InstructionsPlease complete an application and include a cover letter and resume. In your cover letter, address how your experience meets the requirements and preferences for this position.

Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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