Academic Svcs Intern (Athletics)

USF Tampa, FL

About the Job

Job Description
The USF Academic Services Intern Development Program provides a dynamic professional opportunity for direct experience in daily academic support services for student-athletes, program development, mentoring and fulfilling a key role on staff as a part of our collaborative team. As a part of the position, Academic Interns will be working with a diverse population of student-athletes with varying levels of academic proficiency. The University of South Florida and our Academic Services Unit holds itself to a high standard. All staff are expected to practice the same inclusive, ethical, personal, and academic integrity standards USF Athletics, the Fishman Family Student-Athlete Enrichment Center and the Office of Undergraduate Studies. Academic Interns will also participate in a dynamic professional development curriculum and cross-training to establish a strong base knowledge and skill set relating to all roles within academic services in athletics. The program will introduce roles within athletics and the campus community, promoting the building of the Academic Intern's professional network and preparing them for a fulltime position in the field. Academic Interns will receive valuable feedback on their professional development and demonstration of essential professional skills. Academic Interns are an integral part of the development, administration, and evaluation of the academic support programs provided to our student-athletes through USF Athletics and the Office of Undergraduate Studies. Our Academic Services programming emphasizes the identification of academic concerns, promotes academic accountability and monitors student-athletes' academic and personal transition to the university environment. Academic Interns will work jointly with relevant Academic Services, Athletic Department, and USF Campus Staff in the coordination of skill development and academic support for our student-athletes. Academic Interns will be assigned to work directly with Academic Services staff members, assigned student-athlete caseloads and will be expected to: Develop, administer and evaluate the comprehensive academic support program provided to their caseloads of student-athletes Foster a student-focused environment conducive to learning and building key skills necessary for academic and personal responsibility including critical thinking, writing, reading, note taking, study strategies, time management, and academic self-advocacy Supervise structured academic support sessions (i.e. small group learning, one-on-one, etc.) Create, manage and submit weekly academic reports and updates Support Academic Services Staff with continuing eligibility tracking and the Athletics certification process Assist in coordination and management of IGNITE Athletics Summer Bridge Program Work with supervisors on various day-to-day charges and standing projects with our campus partners and academic community Maintain confidential records, adhere to FERPA guidelines and all departmental confidentiality policies Collaborate with the Student-Athlete Enhancement staff in providing student-athlete development programming as needed Assist in the facilitation of tutor appointment requests Assist in the facilitation of scholarship book process Participate in projects as assigned by supervisor Perform general administrative tasks and other duties as assigned The Intern Development Program offers two positions, the Assistant Academic Coordinator and the Assistant Learning Specialist, each aimed at preparing the Academic Intern for a career in Academic Services, but with an emphasis on specific experience and development in the track offered. Applicants will have the opportunity to communicate their position/track preference once selected for an interview, but will be considered for both positions during the application process. Assistant Academic Coordinator Track (Multiple Positions): The Assistant Academic Coordinator will be supervised by an Academic Coordinator on the Academic Services staff with the primary responsibility of developing, managing, and executing academic success plans for student-athletes. Assistant Academic Coordinators will perform additional duties related to that role, including, but not limited to the following: Assist Academic Coordinator(s) with academic advising and development of graduation plans Attend and participate in consistent meetings to review and monitor academic progress of student-athletes Collaborate with other Academic Services staff (Associate AD, Academic Coordinators, Tutor Coordinator) in strategic management of student-athlete academic support and academic progress Contribute to the overall development of our student-athletes by providing structure, support, encouragement, motivation and education Assist Academic Coordinator(s) in presentation of academic information to applicable coaching staffs Assistant Learning Specialist Track (Multiple Positions) The Assistant Learning Specialist will be supervised by the Director-Student Learning Services with the primary responsibility of meeting with their assigned caseload to develop and improve academic related skills and contribute to the development and maintenance of individualized learning plans. The Assistant Learning Specialist will perform additional duties related to the role, including, but not limited to: Assisting student-athletes in setting and tracking manageable academic goals and intentional weekly objectives Monitoring and documenting weekly progress of their assigned caseload Collaborating with other Academic Services staff (Associate AD, Academic Coordinators, Tutor Coordinator, Tutors) in strategic management of student-athlete academic support and academic progress Creating and presenting workshops on learning strategies and academic skills Complete end of term assessments regarding academic progress of caseload Assist Director-Student Learning Services in coordination of the Assessment Program including collaboration with Student Accessibility Services office on campus The applicant must be available to work 28-32 hours per week, and willing to work flexible hours including early mornings and some nights and weekends, as necessary. The applicant must be willing to commit to a minimum appointment starting June 14, 2021 through May 6, 2022 with the potential to continue in the role through the 2022-2023 dependent upon mutual interest

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Completion of a bachelor's degree prior to start date of appointment
  • Experience within the field of education (i.e. academic advising, tutoring, teaching) and/or collegiate athletics

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Education, Psychology, Sport Management, or a related field
  • Proficient in all facets of Microsoft Office
  • Experience working with academically at-risk populations
  • Experience in collegiate athletics academic support, higher education, teaching, or a related field
  • Familiarity and experience working with Teamworks
  • Familiarity with NCAA rules and regulations


Additional Salary Information: 28-32 hours per week

Internal Number: 26710