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#109289 Scholar-Athlete Development & Eligibility Advisor

Extended Deadline: Wed 6/16/2021

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 04/10/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 04/19/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Job posting will remain open until position is filled.


The University of California San Diego is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Scholar-Athlete Development & Athletics Eligibility Advisor . UC San Diego, located in La Jolla, in the San Diego Metropolitan area, enrolls over 35,000 students, earned recognition as one of the world’s premier research universities, and is ranked as one of the top-10 public universities in the nation.

UC San Diego Athletics has a proud tradition of academic and athletic excellence, sponsors 23 varsity sports, and is a member of the Big West Conference, an NCAA Division I conference. Triton Athletics has consistently ranked as one of the most successful athletic programs, ranking among the top 7 nationally in the Learfield Director’s Cup on 13 different occasions and has finished second overall three times.

Under direction of the Sr. Associate AD - Ethics, Compliance & Scholar-Athlete Success, the incumbent is responsible for a comprehensive student-athlete development program & NCAA academic eligibility advising of scholar-athletes. The incumbent works closely with Athletic Directors and Coaches, the Faculty Athletics Representative, Athletics Compliance & the NCAA Certifying Officer in the Registrar's Office. This position is the primary point of contact for a designated cohort of scholar-athletes for all issues related to the management of academic eligibility and advisement and coordinates with & refers to Department & College advisors as needed. Provide advisement and mentorship support to incoming and continuing scholar-athletes enrolled in the Triton Success Program.

Incumbent oversees and continually assesses the Student-Athlete Development Program and corresponding student services, including Triton Rising Orientation Series, quarterly and annual workshops, speaker series, tutoring programs, community service projects, team retreats, awards and recognition events, and “missed class letters.” Provides eligibility advising to designated half of the student-athlete population.

  • A complete application will include a cover letter, online application and resume.


  • Working knowledge of program activity and best practices. Professional knowledge of the NCAA regulations, philosophy and objectives of a Division I athletics program. Knowledge of and experience with NCAA DI Bylaw 14 legislation, academic programs, and/or intercollegiate athletic programs.

  • Strong problem-solving skills. Multi-tasker, work with frequent interruptions, and effective listener. Proven skill in organizing, prioritizing, and maintaining a diverse workload, establishing and meeting goals and deadlines, and following tasks through completion. Skill to independently research and analyze policy issues and directives, identify resources, make appropriate contacts, and form solid recommendations.

  • Skill in reading and understanding complex and/or detailed documents such as NCAA and UCSD policies and procedures, software manuals, purchasing agreements, financial statements and academic records.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment, initiative, tact, diplomacy and flexibility.

  • Ability to maintain equanimity while under the pressure of coordinating multiple projects and being subject to constantly changing priorities. Ability to handle difficult scenarios with tact, professionalism and confidentiality.

  • Thorough knowledge of the NCAA mission, values and goals regarding teamwork, diversity, fair play, financial integrity and commitment to academic excellence. Compassionate and respectful understanding of the student-athlete's experience at a UC or like institution.

  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with key University personnel, including Counseling & Psychological Services, Student Career Services, Athletic Training, Student Health Services, College Advisors, Office of Student Conduct, Undergraduate Academic Advising Council (UAAC), and the Organization of Department and Program Advisors (ODAPA).

  • Skill in demonstrating a supportive and constructive attitude and in establishing good rapport with supervisor, colleagues, student athletes, coaches, trainers and with campus personnel at large.


  • Must be able to work periodic evenings, weekends and holidays.

  • Must be willing to travel to out-of-town meetings.

  • A background check is required, a valid driver's license is required. Must also participate in the DMV Pull program and maintain a clean DMV record.

  • Must maintain NCAA certified recruiter status. Must maintain CPR/AED and First Aid certification.

  • This position is a mandated reporter of known or suspected child abuse or neglect, according to the California law, Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA).

  • This position is a campus security authority (CSA) for the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which is a federal law requiring disclosure of information about crimes on and around campus.

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted UC San Diego Campus hiring. UCSD Campus will continue to recruit for essential positions and we ask for your understanding and patience with our application process during this unprecedented time. For more information regarding steps we are taking to keep applicants and staff safe during this time, please view: https://blink.ucsd.edu/HR/services/covid-19/Video-Interview-Tips-for-Candidates.-April4-2020.pdf Additional information about UC San Diego’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic: https://returntolearn.ucsd.edu/ and https://blink.ucsd.edu/HR/services/covid-19/index.html.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

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$40,000- $56,600 /year
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Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri with some variation