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Junior Specialist
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
Office of Undergraduate Education, Student Athlete Academic Services
Nagatani Academic Center, Manoa
Date Posted:
October 30, 2018
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins November 30, 2018
Salary Information:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Monthly Type:
11 Month
Tenure Track:
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time

Other Conditions:
  • Position requires understanding of broad curricular issues for undergraduate, college-level education; ability to effectively communicate with and advise students in all aspects of academic development and planning and possible career opportunities.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. 1. Counseling student-athlete teams on appropriate NCAA curricular requirements, academic options, and institutional and conference policies and procedures;
  2. 2. Coordinate learning services, tutorial, and academic development support programs for assigned student athletes;
  3. 3. Develop curriculum and instructional pedagogy for courses focused on student-athlete learning and career development theory;
  4. 4. Conduct group and individual advising sessions, workshops, and/or seminars in the department for student athletes;
  5. 5. Document and assess student-athletes’ academic progress, including initial and continuing NCAA academic eligibility;
  6. 6. Maintain and contribute to research and scholarship in the field of academic advising by researching the effectiveness of programs and pertinent topics connected to Student Athlete Academic Advising and present findings in national and international conferences;
  7. 7. Work compatibly and cooperatively with intercollegiate interdisciplinary programs and student-athletes on campus wide needs;
  8. 8. Meet, correspond and share on a regular basis with counterparts at other Universities to keep abreast with new and innovative programs at other institutions that impact student success:
  9. 9. Develop and implement advising curriculum and programs for the department that impact graduation and retention student success rates as best practices and concurrent with national trends;
  10. 10. Develop practices that allow for sharing with peer and benchmark practices and standards in advising, and present in regional/national and international presentations that leads to discussions to ensure that UHM is compliant as well as competitive with peer and benchmark universities;
  11. 11. Teach courses, workshops, and/or seminars in the department;
  12. 12. Evening and weekend work will be required;
  13. 13. Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications
  1. 1. Master’s degree in liberal arts discipline, education, counseling, or related field;
  2. 2. Substantial background in career service and guidance to student-athletes in assessing academic and career goals;
  3. 3. One year of academic advising experience in a university department;
  4. 4. Demonstrated knowledge of student development theory;
  5. 5. Demonstrate a knowledge base for retention and graduation issues that impact student-athletes;
  6. 6. Familiarity with current research regarding advising issues and advising models for student-athletes;
  7. 7. Demonstrated ability to facilitate groups;
  8. 8. Commitment to working with multi-cultural student body;
  9. 9. Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills;
  10. 10. Strong organizational skills;
  11. 11. Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and see tasks to completion;
  12. 12. Ability to work as part of a team and uphold established policies and procedures;
  13. 13. Knowledge of post-secondary curricula and academic requirements;
  14. 14. Experience designing and implementing programs and initiatives at the college or university level.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. 1. Knowledge of NCAA academic eligibility rules;
  2. 2. One-year experience, or equivalent, working in academic advising and/or providing learning services for university-level student-athletes in an academic-athletic support unit;
  3. 3. One year of demonstrated experience in a managerial, coordinative/supervisory position;
  4. 4. One year of effective college teaching
  5. 5. Demonstrated ability to monitor and support students with academic difficulties;
  6. 6. Familiarity with learning services, tutorial, and academic support programs.

To Apply:
Visit (cut and paste link to your browser) and search for Position Number 0084175 to submit an application. Applicant must submit the following: (1) Cover letter to the Selection Committee indicating interest in the position and how the minimum and desirable qualifications of the position are met; (2) Resume; (3) Names and contact information (telephone number and email addresses) of at least three professional references; and, (4) Official transcript(s) showing degree and coursework to date appropriate to the position (copies of official transcripts are acceptable; however, original official transcripts will be required at the time of hire.) All documentation become the property of the institution.

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